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International round up: Biggest protest in Hong Kong for months

International round up: Biggest protest in Hong Kong for months Protesters in Hong Kong staged their biggest demonstration in six months last Sunday.

Foul corruption sparks angry demonstrations in Guinea

Foul corruption sparks angry demonstrations in Guinea Huge crowds of demonstrators flooded the streets of Guinea’s capital, Conakry, last week.

Five-day general strike in Guinea ends with workers winning many key demands

Five-day general strike in Guinea ends with workers winning many key demands A general strike that began in west Africa’s Guinea on Monday of last week ended after five days with significant gains.

Tens of thousands of workers in Guinea enter fourth day of general strike

Tens of thousands of workers in Guinea enter fourth day of general strike A general strike that began on Monday of this week continues today, Thursday, in west Africa’s Guinea. Tens of thousands of workers are taking part.

Delayed aid and postponed research - the West and Ebola

Delayed aid and postponed research - the West and Ebola As the relentless spread of Ebola continues in west Africa it is clear that the response of the West is counterproductive. 

Massacre in Guinea

Soldiers opened fire on an opposition rally in Guinea, West Africa, on Monday, killing over 150 people. Some 50,000 people were crowded into a football stadium in the capital Conakry, to hear Cellou Dalein Diallo, who had been prime minister until 2006.

Simon Mann, Equatorial Guinea and the reality of Western 'military intervention'

24 June 2008
The next time politicians or the media demand that the West should "sort out Africa", we should remember the attempted coup in Equatorial Guinea in 2004.

Guinea strike wins new PM

03 March 2007
The general strike in Guinea, West Africa, ended this week after President Lansana Conte appointed a prime minister from a list supplied by the trade unions.

General strike wins in Guinea

10 February 2007
An 18-day general strike in Guinea, West Africa, has won concessions from the dictatorial regime of President Lansana Conte.

Portugal’s 1974-5 revolution — ‘Everything was possible’

25 June 2005
ON 25 April 1974 army officers overthrew the 50 year old fascist dictatorship in Portugal. They were disgusted at the wasteful and brutal colonial wars being waged by the Portuguese state in Mozambique, Angola and Guinea-Bissau.

Outcry stops exploitation of women in Cameroon drug trials by Gilead

05 March 2005
HAVE YOU read The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré? It is about the human suffering caused by a Western pharmaceutical company which uses Africans as guinea pigs for drug testing. In Cameroon, West Africa, that fiction is terribly alive.

Equatorial Guinea and the scrabble for oil deposits

04 September 2004
None of the great powers gave a damn for Equatorial Guinea’s 500,000 people when the country became independent from Spain in 1968.

Scum behind Equatorial Guinea coup plot

04 September 2004
THE MEN exposed as plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea are the scum of the earth.

Bee with a nasty sting

01 November 2003
LET'S FACE it. The English language is crazy. There is neither apple nor pine in pineapple, nor ham in hamburger. Sweetmeats are confectionery. Sweetbreads, which definitely aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its contradictions, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

Human guinea pigs are fighting back

28 June 2003
FAMILIES FROM Nigeria are trying to take drugs giant Pfizer to court for using their children in botched drug trials seven years ago. Last week the 20 families were fighting to have their claim for compensation heard in a New York court.

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