Sub-Saharan Africa

Revolutionary Pressures in Togo

Tens of thousands of working-class people and youth took over the streets in Togo, over the last few months, demanding the resignation of President...

Cameroon soldiers shoot independence activists dead

In Cameroon, as in the south east of Nigeria, government troops have killed protestors agitating for independence for their region. Soldiers shot dead at least...

South African attacks – nationalism coming home to roost!

The attacks on Nigerians in South Africa are terrible, but this is the price we pay for nationalism.  Donald Trump says he wants to...

Striking Doctors in Kenya Face Nigerian Like Conditions

Currently, the lowest paid doctors in Kenya take home around N140,000 ($350), while the best paid receive two million naira ($5,000) monthly. "If you...

Pan-Africanism Today & the Working Class

The “Pan-Africanism Today” Conference which took place on March 25-27, at Lusaka brought together activists from 21 countries on the African continent and diaspora...

Socialists Support University of Nairobi Students Protest

The Social Democratic Party (Marxist) of Kenya has given its support to the protest of University of Nairobi students against the imposition of a...

Trade Unions in Ghana Protest Price Increases and Poverty

The trade unions in Ghana are showing that action is the way to fight price increases and poverty.  Last Wednesday (20th January, 2016) the...

Mass Struggles Continue in Burundi

by Drew Povey Turmoil continues to grip Burundi as we go to press, nearly seven months after President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek...

Students’ Rebellion in South Africa

by Ashley Fataar After ten days of unprecedented protests, students in South Africa won an interim demand that there be no increases in university fees...

W/African Trade Unions Organise Special Congress

by Segun Ogun A special congress of the Organisation of Trade Unions in West Africa (OTUWA) held on October 22-24, at Abuja. Trade union federations...

Fee protests point to a much deeper problem at South African universities

Ashley Fataar of Keep Left (the sister organisation of SWL in South Africa provides analysis of the students revolt in South Africa, from the...

Ghastly Massacre in Garissa

al-Shabab and Boko Haram; two monsters of the system by Baba Aye The militant Jihadist group, al-Shabab killed 148 students of the Garissa University College, Kenya,...

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Zamfara Killings Must STOP

Generalised insecurity of lives has become the new normal in Nigeria. Across the country, and particularly in the northern states, hundreds of lives have...

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The 1989 Anti-SAP Revolt

In 1989, thousands rose in protest against the IMF and World Bank-inspired Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). This supported the lavish lifestyles of corrupt government...