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Protests grow in Sudan as military refuse to step aside

Protests grow in Sudan as military refuse to step aside Sit-ins, demonstrations and workers' protests are spreading across the country

Algeria - conquest by France

Algeria - conquest by France Algeria's revolt has been shaped by a history of imperialism and revolution. As part of a new series, Alistair Farrow looks at the French conquest from the 1830s to the 1950s

Sudan sit-in shows how ordinary people can run society and win real change

Sudan sit-in shows how ordinary people can run society and win real change Sudan’s ruling class is desperately trying to reassert control as protests continue demanding fundamental change.

After Omar al-Bashir forced out - protests, not the army, can win real change in Sudan

After Omar al-Bashir forced out - protests, not the army, can win real change in Sudan Months of protest have forced the army to remove Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir.

Millions-strong Algerian movement piles pressure on hated regime

Millions-strong Algerian movement piles pressure on hated regime Millions of Algerians protested on Friday despite the former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika being forced from office on Tuesday. 

Genocide in Rwanda—25 years on

Genocide in Rwanda—25 years on Horrific killings 25 years ago were rooted in colonialism, economic crisis and scapegoating

Death toll of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa is the result of appalling capitalist priorities

25 March 2019
Hundreds, and probably thousands, of people have died as a result of Cyclone Idai.

Sudanese activists speak out on revolt - ‘I don’t think the government can survive.’

19 February 2019
People in Britain are organising solidarity with the inspiring movement of resistance demanding real change in Sudan. Some spoke to Sadie Robinson about the challenges and possibilities

Zimbabwe eyewitness - ‘The government has declared war on its citizens’

20 January 2019
Workers and the poor rose up against the government, and they face bitter repression

Revolt in Zimbabwe against austerity and dictatorship

14 January 2019
Workers and the poor are staying away from work, demonstrating and fighting the police

Mass protests in Sudan rock Omar al-Bashir’s regime

29 December 2018
Mass protests in the north African country of Sudan over the price of basic goods have been met by vicious repression. But they have continued and threaten President Omar al-Bashir, who has ruled since a military coup in 1989.

British royal visit to Nigeria after mass killing of peaceful marchers

06 November 2018
Prince Charles visited Nigeria in West Africa this week in the aftermath of a horrendous state massacre.

International round-up - arrests in Zimbabwe and Palestinian death toll rises

16 October 2018
Trade unionists in Zimbabwe, southern Africa, faced repression last week.

First vote for Zimbabwe after Mugabe

31 July 2018
Results of the first Zimbabwean presidential election since the fall of dictator Robert Mugabe were expected this week.

Western-backed regime in Ethiopia cracks down after protests topple prime minister

20 February 2018
Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned last week following nearly three years of protests

The history of foreign aid is steeped in imperialism

17 February 2018
Right wingers are using revelations about Oxfam in Haiti for their own ends.

Black Panther raises tough arguments about liberation

15 February 2018
Marvel’s latest superhero film stands out for its proud portrayal of African people—but it draws some uncomfortable conclusions

A colonial massacre in Africa fully revealed for the first time

25 December 2017
Eighty years ago a colonial massacre of over 20,000 people was carried out by Italian fascist forces in Ethiopia

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

21 November 2017
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

15 November 2017
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.

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