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Zimbabwe prosecutor demands heavy sentences for socialists

13 March 2012
A state prosecutor in Zimbabwe has made an incendiary new statement in the trial of six socialists accused of "conspiring to commit public violence".

Is Joseph Kony of the Lord's Resistance Army the world's most evil man?

08 March 2012
A viral web campaign Kony 2012 is publicising Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in east Africa, as the world's worst war criminal.

Zimbabwe socialist tells court 'Mugabe must go!'

06 March 2012
Munyaradzi Gwisai, coordinator of Zimbabwe’s International Socialist Organisation (ISO), finally got his day in court on Wednesday of last week. His blunt statement from the dock that "Mugabe must go" stunned prosecutor Michael Reza into silence. But it led to cries of jubilation from the public gallery.

Zimbabwe: magistrate rules against socialists, so the trial will resume

21 February 2012
Six socialists in Zimbabwe have lost their application to have charges of "conspiring to commit public violence" dismissed.

Court dismisses acquittal application by Zimbabwean activists

17 February 2012
Six Zimbabwean socialists have lost their application to have charges of "conspiring to commit public violence" dismissed.

Magistrate to rule in Zimbabwe socialists' trial

07 February 2012
The trial of six socialists in Zimbabwe may be finally coming to a close after almost a year of delays.

Does opposing war mean backing dictators?

07 February 2012
Revolution is sweeping away dictators in the Middle East and North Africa. Now Western leaders are trying to use popular disgust with brutal regimes as an excuse to intervene.

Zimbabwe's public sector workers strike to double pay

04 February 2012
Government workers in Zimbabwe struck for four days last week, demanding a doubling of their wages, medical insurance and travel allowances.

Ethnic division in Nigeria can be overcome by spirit of solidarity shown during strikes

24 January 2012
The West African state of Nigeria was shaken by a series of bomb explosions on Friday of last week.

Civil servants strike in Zimbabwe

24 January 2012
Civil service workers across Zimbabwe began a five-day strike on Monday, demanding a doubling of wages.

Zimbabwe trial grills star witness

10 January 2012
The cross-examination of the prosecution’s star witness resumed on Monday in the trial of six Zimbabwe socialists.

Millions protest as indefinite strike shakes streets of Nigeria

10 January 2012
Nigeria arose on Monday as its workers began an indefinite general strike.

Nigerians in London protest against fuel price hike

06 January 2012
Several hundred Nigerians joined a noisy protest outside the Nigerian High Commission in central London on Thursday afternoon. They were angry that the West African country's President, Goodluck Jonathan, says he will abolish the subsidy on fuel prices. The government says everyone must tighten their belts—but only the poor rely on the subsidy to make costs of cooking and transport bearable. Many ordinary Nigerians say the subsidy is the only benefit they have had from the country's oil wealth.

Thousands of Congolese protesters block central London

15 December 2011
Several thousand Congolese protesters thronged through central London on Wednesday afternoon, protesting at fraud in the recent presidential election. They started at the BBC near Oxford Circus, where they complained about a relative news blackout on election violence. They marched across the West End to Whitehall, chanting, "Kabila must go". The demonstrators say the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) sitting president Joseph Kabila fixed the election to ensure he was re-elected and that his main opponent Etienne Tshisekedi was the real victor.

Durban climate conference: a bitter disappointment

15 December 2011
The United Nations climate talks in Durban, South Africa, have ended. Evil has been done on a scale that is hard to grasp.

Congolese anger at Kabila’s disputed election victory

13 December 2011
Violence has erupted across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as it was announced last week that sitting president Joseph Kabila had won presidential elections.

Spy exposed in Zimbabwe trial

13 December 2011
The defence team in the trial of six Zimbabwe socialists resumed its cross-examination of the main prosecution witness last Monday.

Frantz Fanon's struggle

13 December 2011
‘If Africa is to be free we cannot beg. We must tear away by force what belongs to us. All forms of struggle must be adopted, not excluding violence." Those were the words of Frantz Fanon addressing an anti-colonial conference in Ghana in 1958.

London protest against Congo repression

06 December 2011
Hundreds of people protested in Whitehall, central London, last Saturday against repression in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Thousands march in Durban against climate Cop-out

06 December 2011
The UN climate negotiations—the Conference of Parties, or ‘the Cop'—in Durban, South Africa, are deciding to do nothing about climate change for many years to come.

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