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Nigerian strike takes on job losses and wider issues

Nigerian strike takes on job losses and wider issues A massive five-day strike kicked off on Monday, in Kaduna, a state in the north western region of Nigeria

Shell’s links with murder in Nigeria aren’t forgotten

Shell’s links with murder in Nigeria aren’t forgotten Twenty five years ago this week nine protest leaders in Nigeria were executed who were fighting environmental destruction caused by fossil fuel giant Shell.

Protesters return to the streets in Nigeria despite waves of state repression

Protesters return to the streets in Nigeria despite waves of state repression Starting with action against police violence, many protesters are now targeting the vagabonds in power (VIPs)

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti—Defying colonialism for women’s liberation

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti—Defying colonialism for women’s liberation British rulers of Nigeria had hoped that Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti could be an emblem of their “benevolent imperialism”.

Revolt in Nigeria continues after massacre of protesters

Revolt in Nigeria continues after massacre of protesters The government of Nigeria in west Africa sent soldiers firing live ammunition to massacre protesters in the capital, Lagos, on Tuesday. Members of the Socialist Workers and Youth League write from Nigeria.

‘Explosions of mass struggles are on the horizon’ as Nigeria eases virus lockdown

‘Explosions of mass struggles are on the horizon’ as Nigeria eases virus lockdown Nigeria in west Africa is emerging from lockdown in a climate of authoritarian state rule and continuing fears about coronavirus.

British royal visit to Nigeria after mass killing of peaceful marchers

06 November 2018
Prince Charles visited Nigeria in West Africa this week in the aftermath of a horrendous state massacre.

Trade unionists in Nigeria, Kazakhstan and India need our solidarity

12 April 2017
Workers in Nigeria, Kazakhstan and India are fighting bosses’ attacks in the face of repression from their governments.

How war created famine

28 March 2017
Famine is part of a system where access to food can be a weapon and millions can die for the profits and power of the ruling class

Elections in South Africa could mean hope as Economic Freedom Fighters take on ANC

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.

International round up: Protests against Syriza’s new austerity measures in Greece

24 May 2016
Greek MPs narrowly voted for a new round of austerity measures last Sunday to satisfy European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) blackmail.

Cameron's 'fantastically corrupt' claims hypocritical, says Nigerian socialist

17 May 2016
David Cameron’s description of Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt”, on the sidelines of the bosses’ anti-corruption summit in London last week, was extraordinarily hypocritical.

Cast Away - Refugees tell stories that shame Fortress Europe

10 May 2016
Five refugees shared their stories with journalist Charlotte McDonald-Gibson for a new book to help challenge the brutal border policies of Fortress Europe. She spoke to Socialist Worker

Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration in Nigeria is calm before storm as campaign promises vanish

09 June 2015
Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as president of the west African state of Nigeria on 29 May—almost 30 years after he was overthrown as a military dictator.

Nigeria’s election points to deeper struggles ahead

07 April 2015
The peaceful election of a president shows Nigerians that change is possible, writes Baba Aye of the Socialist Workers League

Nigerian elections extended

31 March 2015
The votes in Nigeria’s presidential election were still being counted as Socialist Worker went to press.

Bloodbath in Nigeria shows up state’s hypocrisy and lies

20 January 2015
Charity Amnesty International described the recent bloodbath in Baga, Nigeria, as Islamist group Boko Haram’s “deadliest massacre”. Some 2,000 people were killed. 

International round-up

16 December 2014
Hong Kong police clear last camps | Palestinian minister killed | Numsa union to challenge ANC | Nigerian oil workers walk out

International news round-up

21 October 2014
Nigeria; Catalonia; Russia

4,000 die in Nigerian military custody

19 August 2014
Up to 4,000 people have died in Nigerian military custody since  2012, human rights investigators believe.

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