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Marikana: Political crisis breaks out inside the ruling ANC

28 August 2012
Platinum miners at Marikana last week reoccupied the hill that, just days earlier, had been the scene of the police massacre that killed 34 strikers.

Marikana miners' strike defies police brutality and the bosses

28 August 2012
South African police followed their massacre of striking miners with beatings in prison, while bosses have threatened strikers with the sack—yet the struggle continues, writes Ken Olende

Letters

28 August 2012
Marikana massacre reminds me of apartheid | Atos | The tragedy of drowning refugees

How police planned and carried out the massacre at Marikana

21 August 2012
Thapelo Lekgowa, Botsang Mmope and Peter Alexander investigate the scene of the killing

South Africa's dashed hopes of liberation

21 August 2012
In the misty early morning of 27 April 1994 I stood in a township near the city of Johannesburg to watch an extraordinary event. Black people, oppressed and spurned for decades, were lining up to vote for the first time.

The brutal history of South Africa's platinum industry

21 August 2012
Gavin Capps looks at how platinum has taken centre stage in South Africa’s mining industry—and how workers have paid the cost

Africa round-up

21 August 2012
Swaziland: Sacked striking teachers rehired Swaziland’s prime minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini agreed last Sunday that a group of teachers who were sacked for striking will be reinstated. The southern African country’s ministry of education had sacked more than 150 teachers at the end of July.

London protest against massacre of strikers in South Africa

18 August 2012
Some 70 people gathered in central London to protest at the massacre of at least 34 striking miners in South Africa

Slaughter at South Africa's Marikana mine: the bloody politics of platinum

17 August 2012
Striking South African mineworkers were gunned down by police on Thursday. Charlie Kimber looks at events leading up to the massacre—and the business interests behind it

Africa round-up

14 August 2012
Ugandan LGBT march defies the police Almost 100 people joined the first LGBT Pride march in Uganda in east Africa, despite homosexuality being illegal there.

Sudan activists protest in central London against massacre in Nyala

06 August 2012
Sudanese activists demonstrated outside Downing Street on Saturday in solidarity with the Sudanese revolution.

Britain's crimes in Kenya cannot go unpunished or forgotten

24 July 2012
A group of elderly Kenyans have been told they can sue the British Foreign Office for torture they suffered under colonial rule in the 1950s.

Kenya's Mau Mau veterans demand justice

17 July 2012
Three Mau Mau veterans took their case against the British government to London’s High Court on Monday of this week.

International round-up

17 July 2012
US’s riot training for West Africa US marines are teaching crowd control to troops in several West African countries.

Marxism 2012: Videos of Hossam el-Hamalawy and Simon Assaf

13 July 2012
This year's Marxism festival saw a series of meetings on revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. Here are videos of Hossam el-Hamalawy on the situation in Egypt and Simon Assaf on Syria, imperialism and revolution.

The struggle in Sudan is a threat to the Bashir dictatorship

10 July 2012
People in Sudan have been protesting for weeks against Omar al-Bashir’s repressive dictatorship.

'Licking your elbow' protests in Sudan

03 July 2012
Thousands joined protests in Sudan last weekend to counter official celebrations for the 23rd anniversary of president Omar al-Bashir's rule.

London march shows solidarity with demonstrations in Sudan

01 July 2012
Hundreds of Sudanese protesters marched though London on Saturday.

Sudan's poor fight against cuts

26 June 2012
Police used batons and tear gas to break up anti-government demonstrations in Sudan’s capital Khartoum last Saturday. Students have been demonstrating for weeks, but last weekend they were joined by sections of the urban poor.

Art of West Africa comes to Manchester's galleries

19 June 2012
A festival of art and music from West Africa has arrived in Manchester. We Face Forward draws its title from words uttered by Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah in 1960.

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