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Shaking off colonial restrictions in 1960s Bamako—the photography of Malick Sidibe

Shaking off colonial restrictions in 1960s Bamako—the photography of Malick Sidibe photographer Malick Sidibe became known as “the eye of Bamako” for his black and white images chronicling youth culture in Bamako in the wake of Mali’s independence in 1960.

West's intervention caused Mali chaos

Unidentified gunmen stormed the Radisson luxury hotel in Mali’s capital of Bamako on Friday of last week. They killed at least 27 people.

Mali All Stars

The influence of music from the west African state of Mali is disproportionate to its population.  

French attack on Mali is an imperialist venture

French warplanes began pounding the northern half of the West African state Mali on Friday of last week.

Rulers' racism masks imperialist war in Mali

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously supported Western intervention in Mali.

Kenya bombs famine victims

A Kenyan air strike killed five people, including children, in Jibil food distribution camp in southern Somalia last Sunday, according to Médecins san Frontières.

My life in austerity Greece

25 October 2011
Amalia is a 31-year-old living in Athens, Greece.

Crisis of capitalism is far from over

09 August 2011
Leon Trotsky paints a brilliant portrait of the last tsar, Nicholas II, in his great History of the Russian Revolution. He treats Nicholas’s weakness, malice, and stupidity as symptoms of a decaying regime.

Jean Charles De Menezes family hacked

19 July 2011
The family of Jean Charles De Menezes, the man killed by police on the London Underground in 2005, had their phones hacked by the Murdoch empire. Malicious lies about Jean appeared in the press.

Workers at the heart of the Egyptian Revolt

22 March 2011
There was a deceptive sense of normality in Cairo when I arrived there last week. At the airport, groups of tourists discussed the temperature in Luxor and arrangements for their tour. Roads were full of the usual traffic.

Tunisia: patterns of revolt

25 January 2011
The Tunisian revolution has dramatically interrupted what passes for normality in the Arab world. Despite huge economic inequality, the hated domination of US imperialism, and the occasional assassination, the region suffers from astonishing political stagnation.

Poverty and Western intervention lies behind piracy

03 November 2009
A Somali pirate rang the BBC last week demanding a ransom for a British couple who have been kidnapped from their yacht. He said, "We only need a little amount of $7 million."

War intensifies in Somalia

22 September 2009
A US airstrike on a suspected Al Qaida leader, Saleh Nabhan, in Somalia has triggered a new round of fighting in the east African state.

Somalia: the pirates are in Washington

14 April 2009
The US has confronted Somalia, once again, with its guns blazing. This time special forces killed a group of Somali pirates who were holding captive a US ship’s captain.

A major defeat for US in Somalia

02 December 2008
The US has suffered a bloody defeat in the "third front in the war on terror" after Ethiopia announced it will be ending its occupation of Somalia at the end of the year.

Toxic scandal in Somalia gave birth to new piracy

25 November 2008
When the Asian tsunami of Christmas 2005 washed ashore on the east coast of Africa, it uncovered a great scandal.

CD review: Welcome to Mali – Amadou & Mariam

18 November 2008
The new album by the Malian artists Amadou & Mariam features special guest appearances by Keziah Jones, "M", Tiken Jah Fakoli, Toumani Diabate and Juan Rozoff.

US and British deal hits the buffers in Iraq

21 October 2008
A deal that would formalise the occupation of Iraq by the US and Britain has run aground – again.

The US and Britain: a strained ‘special’ relationship

21 October 2008
It will come as no surprise to know that British troops helped the US to train the Georgian army. Or that Britain is providing assistance to the US-Ethiopian puppet regime in Somalia, a regime notorious for torture and massacre.

Somali rebels drive back Ethiopia’s army of occupiers

16 September 2008
Ethiopia’s US-backed occupation of Somalia is fast unravelling, threatening US control over the Horn of Africa.

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