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
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.
18 August 2012
Some 70 people gathered in central London to protest at the massacre of at least 34 striking miners in South Africa
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
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.
06 August 2012
Sudanese activists demonstrated outside Downing Street on Saturday in solidarity with the Sudanese revolution.
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.
17 July 2012
Three Mau Mau veterans took their case against the British government to London’s High Court on Monday of this week.
17 July 2012
US’s riot training for West Africa
US marines are teaching crowd control to troops in several West African countries.
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.
10 July 2012
People in Sudan have been protesting for weeks against Omar al-Bashir’s repressive dictatorship.
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.
01 July 2012
Hundreds of Sudanese protesters marched though London on Saturday.
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.
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.
15 May 2012
Science fiction has had an awkward relationship with Africa. Many science fiction themes, from zombies to aliens, have their roots in Western fears about the "dark continent".
01 May 2012
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been convicted of aiding and abetting war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
24 April 2012
In 1967 a little-known chapter in the history of the anti-apartheid movement began. Radical students from London universities, mostly socialists, travelled to South Africa to take part in illegal activities against the regime.
17 April 2012
Six Zimbabwean socialists have won a high court appeal against their sentences of community service.
27 March 2012
The mining magnate and politician Cecil Rhodes conquered the land that would become Zimbabwe for the British Empire in 1890.