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West plans intervention in Central African Republic

26 November 2013
The British press is demanding Western intervention in the Central African Republic (CAR) after stories of atrocities and the threat of genocide.

How West wrecked a continent

26 November 2013
Suggestions on the BBC in a report from Sierra Leone that Africans would prefer a return to colonialism are used to justify Western military intervention. But such intervention has long created the problems it claims to solve

Captain Phillips - a Somali piracy yarn that tries to salve the US’s conscience

22 October 2013
Captain Phillips, a tale of kidnapping on the high seas, promotes its empathy for desperate Somalis—but Dave Sewell says it turns the real villains into heroes

Nigerian military kills hundreds in 'war on terror'

22 October 2013
The Nigerian military has killed over 950 people in custody this year as part of its “war on terror” against Islamist group Boko Haram.

Armed group kidnaps Libyan leader

15 October 2013
Paramilitaries kidnapped Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan for several hours last Thursday. 

Sudan protests defy dictator

01 October 2013
The Sudanese dictatorship has been shaken by the biggest protests since it took power 24 years ago. 

Videos from Marikana memorial rally in South Africa

23 August 2013
Speeches by lawyer Jim Nichol and Julius Malema

International Socialist Organisation (Zimbabwe) statement on Zimbabwean elections

07 August 2013
For a good part of his 33 years in power, Robert Mugabe has presided over a ruthless dictatorship.

Kenya's government feels the heat from workers' strikes

16 July 2013
A national strike by teachers in Kenya entered its 22nd day on Tuesday of this week. 

Congo—UN steps up ‘offensive’

28 May 2013
The African Union (AU) met last weekend and rubber?stamped a United Nations (UN) plan to intensify its intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The terrible cry of revenge - by British troops

28 May 2013
Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah declared himself Mahdi (saviour) of Muslim lands in 1881 and led a popular revolt. This swept through much of Sudan. People were outraged at the British domination of Egypt, which in turn dominated the region. 

Guards fire on striking miners in South Africa

21 May 2013
Ten striking chrome miners were hospitalised after rubber bullets were fired on Tuesday of this week at the Lanxess mine near Rustenberg in South Africa. 

Patrice Lumumba and British imperial murder

05 April 2013
The British establishment has a peculiar genius for denying the existence of its imperial crimes.

Crackdown and referendum in Zimbabwe

21 March 2013
People in Zimbabwe, southern Africa, voted overwhelmingly to accept a new constitution last weekend.

Kenyan elections expose official British hypocrisy

21 March 2013
At the same time as Britain condemns new Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta for his indictment by the International Criminal Court, the British government is trying to avoid paying compensation to people it tortured in the country during the 1950s, writes Ken Olende

Rulers' racism masks imperialist war in Mali

15 January 2013
The United Nations Security Council has unanimously supported Western intervention in Mali.

Defend Nigeria's socialist editor

15 January 2013
Socialists in Nigeria are taking action to defend Socialist Worker editor Femi Aborisade, whose house was attacked twice. The first time, on 22 November, he suffered machete wounds.

French attack on Mali is an imperialist venture

15 January 2013
French warplanes began pounding the northern half of the West African state Mali on Friday of last week.

Socialist editor attacked in Nigeria

12 January 2013
Femi Aborisade, the editor of Socialist Worker in Nigeria, has been attacked in his house.

Marikana cops shot injured miners dead, witnesses say

31 December 2012
Some miners at Marikana were shot after being taken into custody by police, new evidence suggests. The evidence was given at South Africa’s Farlam Commission into the massacre.

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