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Climate change—voices from the Global South

Climate change—voices from the Global South Wildfires across southern Europe focused attention on climate change, just as reports showed how Earth is heading for disaster. But the Global South got barely a mention. Socialist Worker spoke to activists in Asia and Africa about how the crisis is affecting the less developed world

‘It can’t be business as usual in South Africa after this’

‘It can’t be business as usual in South Africa after this’  South African activists analyse what caused a social explosion last week

Protests rock African monarch’s reign in Eswatini

Protests rock African monarch’s reign in Eswatini Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Eswatini—formerly known as Swaziland—is facing a mass revolt.

G7 vaccine plan is a death sentence for millions

G7 vaccine plan is a death sentence for millions A few billion doses far into the future mean billions will be left to infections and to die

Nigerian strike takes on job losses and wider issues

Nigerian strike takes on job losses and wider issues A massive five-day strike kicked off on Monday, in Kaduna, a state in the north western region of Nigeria

How French imperialism propped up slain ruler in Chad

How French imperialism propped up slain ruler in Chad Dictator Idriss Deby, killed last week, helped France cling on to its colonial legacy in Africa, writes Charlie Kimber

The state ‘should fear hungry people’ in Tunisia

26 January 2021
Thousands of people in Tunisia have defied a state crackdown to protest against unemployment and poverty.

Cops massacre opposition protesters in Uganda

23 November 2020
Up to 37 people have been shot dead by police during anti-government protests

Unity against the rich can undercut ethnic divisions in Ethiopia

21 November 2020
Ethiopia is facing a civil war—but the chaos won’t be solved by imperialist powers, writes Charlie Kimber

Shell’s links with murder in Nigeria aren’t forgotten

13 November 2020
Twenty five years ago this week nine protest leaders in Nigeria were executed who were fighting environmental destruction caused by fossil fuel giant Shell.

Protesters return to the streets in Nigeria despite waves of state repression

08 November 2020
Starting with action against police violence, many protesters are now targeting the vagabonds in power (VIPs)

Revolt in Nigeria continues after massacre of protesters

21 October 2020
The government of Nigeria in west Africa sent soldiers firing live ammunition to massacre protesters in the capital, Lagos, on Tuesday. Members of the Socialist Workers and Youth League write from Nigeria.

Chinua Achebe—a pioneering writer who skewered colonialism

10 October 2020
Chinua Achebe transformed African writing. He was born in 1930 in Nigeria, at the time a British colony.

Audacious film about police brutality in French suburbs

07 September 2020
This impressive debut film of the black French filmmaker Ladj Ly, Les Miserables, is an incendiary provocative drama.

Is Akon City Black Power forever?

06 September 2020
Rapper Akon plans to build a new city where black people can escape racism. But, as Yuri Prasad writes, any system based on riches for a few means oppression will remain

Mali’s military oust Western-backed president amid mass protests

19 August 2020
The French-backed president of Mali, West Africa, resigned on Tuesday after soldiers seized him from his home. His demise follows months of mass protests against corruption and lack of democracy.

Thomas Sankara—Goal of liberation couldn’t come from above

04 August 2020
Thomas Sankara is ­sometimes referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara”. 

Virus tears through poorer countries as fears of a ‘second wave’ grip China

16 June 2020
The global coronavirus crisis is far from over.

‘Explosions of mass struggles are on the horizon’ as Nigeria eases virus lockdown

10 May 2020
Nigeria in west Africa is emerging from lockdown in a climate of authoritarian state rule and continuing fears about coronavirus.

Locust devastation in East Africa is linked to climate change

25 April 2020
Some 40 percent of the 160 million people in the region are already undernourished

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