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Africa, democracy and elections; a critical perspective*

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Almost 2,000 public officials will be elected by Kenyans in August. These include the president, senators, county governors and members of the national and county assemblies as well as women county representatives. The elections are considered as one of “the five African e
10th

Jul

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Labour Party: an open letter to the NLC Political Commission

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I wish to commend the attention being given to a party of labour by Congress at this juncture, and the efforts of your Commission towards a reclaiming of the Labour Party, itself now mired in crisis; The meeting of your Commission, from what I informally gathered over the we
4th

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Oil price war & Nigeria’s crippling economy

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Background to Nigerian Oil Oil was discovered in Nigeria as far back as 1938, but the reserves were not exploited until 1958 because the Second World War constrained the oil majors – Shell and BP at the time. Thereafter many multinationals were attracted to the sector and
18th

Jun

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Socialist Worker, June – July 2017

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Cover Two years of failure; Buhari and APC MUST GO!   News & Comment Boko Haram Release Many Chibok Girls – We Demand the Government Does More! Anti-Corruption: Neglecting a Socialist Alternative Wealth of five richest Nigerians could remove poverty in Nigeria –
17th

Jun

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Two years of failure; Buhari and APC MUST GO!

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Two years into the four-year term of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC federal government, it has become clear that the “change” promised is nothing but pure fantasy. Working-class people must organise to end APC rule. PDP is obviously not an alternative. Essentiall
17th

Jun

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Boko Haram Release Many Chibok Girls – We Demand the Government Does More!

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The release of 82 more former pupils of the Chibok Girls Secondary School on May 7, is a welcome development. We must however not be fooled by the federal government’s strategy of making political capital out of this. There are still 113 of the “Chibok girls” held by B
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Anti-Corruption: Neglecting a Socialist Alternative

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Sola Olorunfemi, General Secretary of AUTOBATE reports the opinions of the national dialogue on the fight of the Buhari led government against corruption The Federal Government’s Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption held a two day national dialogue on 2nd and
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Jun

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Wealth of five richest Nigerians could remove poverty in Nigeria – Oxfam

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In mid-May the international NGO Oxfam issued a report which brings together information on poverty and inequality in Nigeria.  The information is shocking, but the conclusions are fairly moderate. Despite this, the government has attacked the report in anyway it can – le