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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
28 July 2015
Barack Obama has economic as well as strategic motivations in mind for his extended interest in Africa, writes Alex Callinicos
02 December 2014
Director Goran Olsson new film is a first hand account of the anti-colonial struggles in Africa—and calls on us to carry on the fight today, writes Saba Shiraz
25 November 2014
Ken Olende argues that Africa doesn’t need Bob Geldof’s charity, or anyone else’s - but solidarity in the struggle against the system of poverty that keeps them down
04 November 2014
The Ebola crisis which has already killed 5,000 people in west Africa could be halted with £600 million - and the world's top 85 billionaires are getting £50,000 a second
21 October 2014
Some 500 people died of Ebola during the last week, taking the total of this outbreak past 4,500.
14 October 2014
The Ebola outbreak in west Africa has cost thousands of lives. Ken Olende looks at how inequality and the legacy of colonialism lie behind the crisis. Marcia, an aid worker in Sierra Leone, writes exclusively from the front line
30 September 2014
Troops from Europe’s empires who fought in the First World War were quickly erased from official histories. They are remembered by John Siblon
23 September 2014
The US is sending 3,000 troops to Liberia, west Africa, in the next month. It claims it is to deal with the Ebola crisis, and so far insists that it is just a matter of logistics and engineering.
23 September 2014
In a desperate bid to head off a Scottish Yes vote, David Cameron evoked a mythical British Empire that had given democracy to the poor and freedom to the slaves. Here Ken Olende looks back at what life was really like when Britannia ruled the waves
26 August 2014
Thousands blockaded in slums as west African government can’t cope with epidemic, writes Dave Sewell