WSF receives large delegation from the Western Sahara

IMG_1627The people from the Western Sahara have come numerous to Tunis. Under a packed tent several members of their communities spoke out about the situation in their occupied land. Hassan Aba a refugee who now lives in Egypt talks about the repression and torture he faced.

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Lancement de la campagne “Frontexit”: contre les mesures militaristes qui répriment les migrants

Sur le terrain au FSM de Tunis

CImageet après-midi des membres de plusieurs groupes européens et africains ont lancé à Tunis la campagne “Frontexit: l’Europe est en guerre contre un ennemi qu’elle s’invente”. Dans une salle de classe bondée, différents intervenants de la campagne, de France, du Mali, de Tunisie et du Maroc sont venus expliquer ce qu’est Frontex, le système européen qui coordonne une traque militariste des migrants, et donner les grandes lignes de la campagne internationale qu’ils entendent mener pour dénoncer la criminalisation des migrants.

Extrait de la présentation de Ousmane Diarra du Mali.

US plans new drones for Africa, Canada not to allow Tunisian vote and the slow processing of famine refugees

Africom plans for drone bases in Africa
According to recent news, the US Africa command, Africom, is planning new drone bases all around eastern Africa. Diana Sharpe takes a look at the issue.

Canadian government will not allow Tunisian vote locally
In a surprise move, the Canadian government said recently it would not allow Tunisian extraterritorial voting in Canada. Gwen Schulman talks to Haroun Bouazi from the Collectif solidarité Sidi Boudid.

CCR criticizes long waits for famine refugees in the horn of Africa
The ongoing famine in has forced the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. Refugee claimants at the Canadian visa office in Nairobi face waiting periods of 36 to 51 months for their requests to be processed. Janet Dench from the Canadian Council for Refugees talks to Amandla’s Afrah Aden.
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