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Robert Mugabe—how an anti-colonialist hero became an authoritarian nationalist

Robert Mugabe—how an anti-colonialist hero became an authoritarian nationalist Robert Mugabe was a hero of the struggle against colonialism and first leader of independent Zimbabwe. He then became a compromiser with imperialism—and finally a dictator.

Zimbabwean socialist responds to ‘palace coup’ facing Mugabe’s regime

Zimbabwean socialist responds to ‘palace coup’ facing Mugabe’s regime The Zimbabwean armed forces seized control of the capital Harare and detained president Robert Mugabe early on Wednesday morning. It is the result of a spiralling political crisis facing the regime, with rival factions of the ruling Zanu PF party jostling for power.

Eritreans in London protest over state crackdown

Eritreans in London protest over state crackdown Over 300 Eritreans protested outside Downing Street in London calling for an end to repression in Eritrea, religious freedom and an end to the regime of the current president, Isaias Afwerki.

Climate change displaces millions and is set to get worse, says new report

Climate change displaces millions and is set to get worse, says new report Climate change is already driving millions of people from their homes in poorer countries around the world.

International round-up - protests in Togo while right makes gains in Czech election

International round-up - protests in Togo while right makes gains in Czech election Brutal repression by Togolese dictator Faure Gnassingbe’s regime has forced more than 500 people to flee the West African country for Ghana.

Behind Trump's contempt for Myeshia Johnson lies a story of US imperialism

Behind Trumps contempt for Myeshia Johnson lies a story of US imperialism The death of US Sergeant La David Johnson in Niger has exposed the callousness of Donald Trump towards those he orders into battle.

Troops shoot protesters in Cameroon

03 October 2017
Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded many in Cameroon on Sunday.

Moroccan protests combat repression, poverty and inequality

20 June 2017
The movement has revived again on a national scale with tens of thousands involved in demonstrations

South African student revolt grows amid repression from cops

25 October 2016
South African authorities are trying to criminalise a wave of protests on campuses, writes Charlie Kimber

Capitalism's growing pains

26 July 2016
Young adults in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa are on average 5cm shorter than their counterparts 40 years ago, revealed an extraordinary study released this week.

Elections in South Africa could mean hope as Economic Freedom Fighters take on ANC

12 July 2016
South Africa’s local government elections, set for 3 August, will see a bitter battle between the ruling African National Congress and its opponents on both left and right.

Protests sweep Zimbabwe

08 July 2016
Protests, strikes and stay-aways have swept Zimbabwe in southern Africa as people revolt against food shortages, unpaid wages, corruption and repression.

Cameron's 'fantastically corrupt' claims hypocritical, says Nigerian socialist

17 May 2016
David Cameron’s description of Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt”, on the sidelines of the bosses’ anti-corruption summit in London last week, was extraordinarily hypocritical.

South African students ignite growing protest movement

25 February 2016
SOUTH AFRICAN university campuses are burning with revolt. Protests are bursting out across the country over fees, racism, exclusions and the way the apartheid past still shapes education. At least eight universities have seen battles in the past week.

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

23 February 2016
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

18 February 2016
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.

Dripping blood from every pore—why Rhodes must fall

29 January 2016
Oriel College, part of Oxford University, announced this week that having considered all the arguments—in particular those from its wealthy donors—it had decided not to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes.

Planning the end of Europe's empires—the 1945 Pan-African Congress

13 October 2015
In 1945 Pan-African nationalists met in Manchester to debate the fight against racism and imperialism. Only 200 people attended the event. But the meeting helped plant the seeds of revolt across a continent, writes Ken Olende

South African Miner's murder case dropped

25 August 2015
The attempted murder case against South African trade unionist Makhanya Siphamandla was thrown out on the first day of his trial on Wednesday of last week.

Obama leads a new scramble for Africa

28 July 2015
Barack Obama has economic as well as strategic motivations in mind for his extended interest in Africa, writes Alex Callinicos

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