The Labour Institute of Central Africa (ITAC) has just published a report on the situation of workers in this region of the world in the face of the pandemic and its management by governments and employers. The countries concerned are Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe and Chad.

[...] the Democratic Republic of Congo where 92% of private and public companies, including the public administration, do not have occupational health and safety systems. According to the Central African Regional Interprofessional Occupational Health Council (CRISAC), the same situation is found in the other ten Central African...

The Tunisian government is once again locking itself into a repressive logic. In Tataouine, the use of force, the arrests of young people, including that of the spokesman Tarek Haddad, testify to its failure, in the face of the just and legitimate demands of a region that continues to suffer marginalisation, humiliation and misery.

The police operation carried out on the night of Saturday, 20...

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, lamented the unexpected death of the President of the Republic of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, and expressed his condolences to all the people of this sister African nation.

“We express our condolences to the people of the Republic of Burundi for the regrettable and unexpected physical departure of its president, Pierre...

SPTU Is an Independent trade union based in Somalia. is shocked and outraged by the barbaric killing of seven healthcare workers and one civilian at the hands of an armed group in Gololey Village, Balcad District. The healthcare workers, who were abducted on 27 May 2020 and found dead a day later, worked for the Zamzam Foundation, a local NGO providing, among other services, health, education...

The Egyptian people had given a lesson to the world with their peaceful revolution of Tahrir Square which had overthrown the dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Unsatisfied with his reforms, it had also overthrown President Mohamed Morsi in 2013… Today, we are back to dictatorship, with Marshal Abdel Fattah al Sissi, who ensured his own international impunity by choosing to ally with the United...

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply concerned and worried that several mining companies in South Africa continue to operate at greatly reduced staffing levels during the 21-days of lockdown.

“It is worrying and disturbing that these companies are still operating on reduced staff. It shows that these companies don’t care about the lives of their employees. They care about profits...

An Indian seafarer has finally returned home, four years after being abandoned in Nigeria by his employer.

Chetanveer Singh, a third engineer known to his friends as Alex, was left without food and wages on the vessel MT Grand 1 in 2016. He contacted the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), which provided him with support.

Along with ISWAN, the National Seafarers...

A high-level transport symposium in Johannesburg, South Africa has brought together the leaders of eight major unions to discuss how to appeal to the 76 percent of transport workers in the country that are unorganised. Also participating at the event were the general secretaries of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and IndustriALL global union.

South African transport workers...

During their prolonged trial, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions’ (ZCTU) General Secretary Japhet Moyo and President Peter Mutasa were called to appear before judges no less than 19 times. All charges were eventually dropped, notably following international trade union pressure, including through diplomatic channels and through mobilisations outside Zimbabwe’s embassies. However, many grassroots...

With the call of The National Memorandum Government of Libya, the bill that enables military aid to this country passed through the Turkish Grand National Assembly. This bill shows AKP's eagerness to embark on new adventures of war.

The AKP government had been a part of the imperialist aggression against Syria that began in 2011; and now it is seeking new adventures to revive these washed-out...

comunistaThe Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) wishes all our compatriots a Happy New Year. Let us make the 2020s a decade where freedom and democracy are finally realised in our beautiful country.

The autocracy in Swaziland has over the past decade remained stubbornly in place, despite mounting opposition to its anti-democratic, oppressive and mafia-style running of the economy. Support for the regime...

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