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Iranian opposition members in Germany have warned of a "massacre" in their home country. They've demanded that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "must go" during a protest outside the foreign ministry in Berlin. This as protests continue in Iran against the Islamic Republic's leadership after it admitted its military shot down a Ukrainian airliner by accident, despite days of denials that Iranian forces were to blame. For the latest on the Iran and US tension, we are joined via skype by Executive Director at the Afro-Middle East Centre, Naeem Jeenah.

US-Iran tensions

  • 08 January, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has sought to downplay the significance of Iran's missile attack on two US bases in neighbouring Iraq. Trump tweeted that all was well and that the damage was being assessed. This after Iranian forces fired missiles at military bases housing US troops in retaliation for the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
The Globe speaks with Afro Middle-East Centre researcher Ebrahim Deen on escalating US- Iran tensions.
Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria have accused Turkey of violating a ceasefire deal by refusing to allow the evacuation of trapped civilians. Turkey has also accused Kurds of violating the ceasefire themselves. . For more on this, we are now joined via Skype from Johannesburg, by Matshidiso Motsoneng, a researcher at the Afro-middle East Centre......AMEC.
Turkey has launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria. Warplanes have bombed militia positions in towns near the border, killing two civilians. To discuss this ongoing conflict, we're joined by Matshidiso Motsoeneng from the Afro-Middle East Centre.
He has just recently written a book "The Last Earth - A Palestinian Story" which tell the stories of dispossession, exile, and loss of ordinary Palestinians.... but it is also about hope and residence in modern Palestine.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has resigned...that's according to STATE TV. The ailing 82-year-old Bouteflika has been clinging to power despite weeks of protests that first erupted in February when he said we would seek a fifth term in power. For more on this story, we are joined on the line by Afro-Middle East Centre researcher, Ebrahim Deen.

Khalifah troop Invasion of Tripoli

  • 16 April, 2019
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Libya's Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeg has labelled Khalifa Haftar's troop invasion of Tripoli as a coup. Maiteeg says Haftar is trying to take power by force, to control the city and get back to a period of military rule in Libya. His comments come in the wake of Libya's U.N. backed Government of National Accord's call to end the fighting. For more on this story, we are joined on the line by Ebrahim Deen. He is a researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre, a research institute based in Johannesburg South Africa.
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says his meeting with Libya's most powerful military commander, General Khalifa Haftar has ended in failure. Yesterday, Haftar ordered his forces to advance on the capital Tripoli. Guterres met with Khalifa Haftar in Libya's city of Benghazi in an attempt to prevent a major new military confrontation. For more on this story, we are now joined on the line by Ebrahim Deen, a researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre-AMEC.
New Zealand has been placed on its highest security threat level following the attack on two mosques in Christchurch which claimed the lives of 49 people and left many injured. Several people are in custody - one of them confirmed as Australian. A man in his late 20's has been charged with the murder and will be appearing in court on Saturday. For a look at growing incidents of terrorism around the world, we are now joined by Naeem Jeenah who is the executive director of the Afro-Middle East Centre in Johannesburg.
Algerian Students determined to pursue Algeria's biggest anti-government protests in years boycotted classes on Monday to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika not to serve a full term if re-elected. Hundreds of protesters took part in small demonstrations across the north African country, continuing almost two weeks of marches and rallies against the 82-year-old leader's plan to seek a fifth term. Footage published on social media shows large crowds walking through the streets chanting and raising their arms in the air. For more on this story we joined ON THE LINE by Ebrahim Deen, a researcher at the Afro-Middle…
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