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The legacy of Frantz Fanon

22 May 2007
The World Social Forum in Kenya earlier this year was marked by a resurgence of interest in the ideas of Frantz Fanon, a thinker whose works have for many years been neglected.

Africa's anger: WSF 2007 report

03 February 2007
The people of Kariobangi are dignified, decent and desperate for peace and stability. But they live in some of the worst conditions on Earth.

Bush could end poverty - but instead spends $320 million a day on war

27 January 2007
From the slums of Kenya to the streets of Washington there is disgust at George Bush and Tony Blair's "war on terror".

Audio reports from the World Social Forum in Nairobi

27 January 2007
The World Social Forum 2007 is currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya. Here are three audio reports from the event recorded by Socialist Worker's reporting team.

World Social Forum: a rolling carnival of resistance in Kenya

27 January 2007
World Social Forum: a rolling carnival of resistance in Kenya

Climate change: African poor will suffer

11 November 2006
The 6,000 delegates to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, this week have a heavy responsibility.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o interviewed on his new novel, Wizard of the Crow

04 November 2006
One of Africa’s greatest novelists, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, spoke to Ken Olende about his latest work, Wizard Of The Crow, and the state of the continent today

Mombasa 1505 — how Europe began the great plunder of Africa

16 April 2005
Kenyan socialist Mary Oredi and Charlie Kimber look back at a crucial moment in African history, when Portuguese forces attacked the African city of Mombasa

Britain’s brutal rule in Kenya

29 January 2005
ON 3 March 1959, 85 internees at the Hola Detention Camp in Kenya refused to take part in forced labour and sat down in protest. Internees in the camp had been refusing to work for nine days and now these men were to be made an example. When the camp commander, G M Sullivan, blew his whistle over 100 guards attacked the prisoners with clubs and rifle butts, killing one of them.

‘A detainee killed himself because he could no longer live in this hell’

29 January 2005
A NEW book by Caroline Elkins underlines just how vicious British rule in Kenya was.

Hawks at each other's throats

20 September 2003
"IRAQ: THE New War". That headline in the prestigious New York Review of Books captures the scale of the fighting that continues in Iraq. The word occupation does not adequately describe what is happening. There is a new phase in this war that we were assured was won when Western television stations took carefully choreographed shots of the fall of statues to Saddam Hussein five months ago. It is like the colonial wars conducted in the 1950s by the British army in Kenya, Malaysia, Aden and Cyprus, and by France in Algeria.

Masses vote for change in Kenya

04 January 2003
DECADES OF one-party rule in Kenya in East Africa ended last weekend and people came out onto the streets to celebrate. Election results showed that opposition candidate Mwai Kibaki had easily defeated Uhuru Kenyatta. Kenyatta was the candidate of the outgoing leader, Daniel arap Moi. Moi became Kenya's ruler in 1978.

Bush's war on terror creates more horror

07 December 2002
ONE THING is crystal clear after last week's attack on a hotel and Israeli passenger plane in Kenya - George Bush's "war on terror" has been an utter failure. One year ago in the wake of the 11 September attacks Bush pledged action to stop terrorist attacks.

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