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Egypt stages referendum to institutionalize General Sisi’s dictatorship

by Bill Van Auken

Egypt’s military-dominated dictatorship is rushing ahead with a referendum this weekend on constitutional amendments that would effectively make Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dictator for life, while institutionalizing the bloody repression his regime has carried out against all forms of political opposition and particularly the Egyptian working class.

Sudan military committed to ‘ensuring stability’ and ‘peaceful transition’ says senior diplomat, as UN rights chief appeals for protesters’ rights to be upheld

Sudan’s military has an “overarching duty” to refrain from using violence against protesters and ensure that their human rights are protected amid concerns of a further escalation, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said on Friday.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir steps down from power

Government sources and a provincial minister have told the Reuters news agency that Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has stepped down from power and consultations are under way to form a transitional council.

Adel Mahjoub Hussein, the minister of production and economic resources in North Darfur, told Dubai-based al-Hadath TV that “there are consultations to form a military council to take over power after President Bashir stepped down”.

Venezuela | Is a Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent?

James Jordan examines the US’s interventionist move towards Venezuela alongside Colombia’s recent history.

According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren’t conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the military, and manipulation of popular movements against the elected government. All this is being done, however, so far, not successfully. The frustrations of the Bolivarian movement’s enemies is palpable. Does this mean intervention is imminent? And what would such an intervention look like?

Gabon says mutinous soldiers arrested, ‘situation under control’

Gabon’s government says soldiers who seized the national radio station in an apparent coup attempt early on Monday have been arrested.

The “situation is under control”, said government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou, just hours after the soldiers announced they were “restoring democracy” in a message on state radio.