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.
06 November 2018
Prince Charles visited Nigeria in West Africa this week in the aftermath of a horrendous state massacre.
16 October 2018
Trade unionists in Zimbabwe, southern Africa, faced repression last week.
31 July 2018
Results of the first Zimbabwean presidential election since the fall of dictator Robert Mugabe were expected this week.
20 February 2018
Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned last week following nearly three years of protests
17 February 2018
Right wingers are using revelations about Oxfam in Haiti for their own ends.
15 February 2018
Marvel’s latest superhero film stands out for its proud portrayal of African people—but it draws some uncomfortable conclusions
25 December 2017
Eighty years ago a colonial massacre of over 20,000 people was carried out by Italian fascist forces in Ethiopia
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.
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.
07 November 2017
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.
02 November 2017
Climate change is already driving millions of people from their homes in poorer countries around the world.
31 October 2017
Brutal repression by Togolese dictator Faure Gnassingbe’s regime has forced more than 500 people to flee the West African country for Ghana.
24 October 2017
The death of US Sergeant La David Johnson in Niger has exposed the callousness of Donald Trump towards those he orders into battle.
03 October 2017
Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded many in Cameroon on Sunday.
20 June 2017
The movement has revived again on a national scale with tens of thousands involved in demonstrations
25 October 2016
South African authorities are trying to criminalise a wave of protests on campuses, writes Charlie Kimber
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.