Throwback to May 15, when IFAS-Recherche had the pleasure to organise a conference hosted by specialists of migrations in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East.The first panel composed of Tanya Zack (School of Architecture and Planning, Wits), Jalal al-Husseini (Ifpo (Institut français du Proche-Orient)) and Jean-Pierre Misago (African Centre for Migration & Society, Wits University) presented their papers on refugees and their social integration. Then, the second panel with Jihane Sfeir (OMAM/REPI), Matthieu Rey (Wits History Workshop, IFAS-Recherche, Iremam, CNRS) and Loren B. Landau (ACMS, Wits) dealt about migrant categorisations. Bruce Clarke presented his project "Sea ghosts", an artistic approach to…
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.

Teaching Palestine Conference

Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Praxis and the Indivisibility of Justice international conference will be convened in South Africa on 18 to 19 March 2019 (international conferences). The two-day international conference will bring together South African and international participants to contextualise the praxis of Palestine as a justice issue in its multiple manifestations and nuanced dialectics. The conference will also examine the tensions and contradictions of the academy and the community dialectic, bringing up questions of social movements and intellectual inquiry. The Teaching Palestine South African conference on 18 to 19 March 2019 will take place at two sponsoring universities (in Johannesburg…
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…

Rebellion in the Sudan

  • 26 February, 2019
  • Published in Pictures
AMEC is hosting a symposium entitled ' Rebellion in the Sudan: Will Bashir Survive?', at the Sheraton Pretoria hotel
Parties to the long-running conflict over Western Sahara will meet for the second round of talks after a successful initial round that took place in December last year in Geneva. The territory is the subject of a dispute between Morocco and its indigenous Saharawi people, led by the Polisario Front. Ebrahim Deen is a researcher at the Afro-Middle East Centre, a research institute based in Johannesburg. We have asked him to outline the history and the stalemate of the decades-long occupation of the of Western Sahara.
Afro-Middle East Centre researcher Ebrahim Deen, joins us via Skype to discuss the shifting political sands between Washington, Riyadh and Ankara
Afro-Middle East Centre annual conference All the excitement, presentations and mishaps at the AMEC 2018 annual conference - Between state and society:(r)Evolution of non-state actors in the MENA region conference
Ebrahim Deen is a researcher at think tank Afro-Middle East Centre, AMEC. He now joins us via Skype.
President Donald Trump's first few days in office have sparked global shock and outrage following the signing of several executive orders; the one that sparked the most outcries at the weekend was the suspension of refugee arrivals and barring visas for travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries. However Israeli ministers have, so far, kept quite over these 'drastic' changes. Trump believes he has the best interests of Americans at heart, however, many say that these political moves are fueling anger and hate, and may even cause severe conflicts... To enlighten us from a Middle Eastern perspective, joining us in studio is…
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