Sub-Saharan Africa

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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Nigerian workers, minimum wage and capitalism

The amount determined as a minimum wage has political, economic and social importance. Minimum wages are not simply products of negotiation. There are many...

Massacre on Nyanya Road

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THE MIDWIVES SERVICE SCHEME IN NIGERIA: A CASE OF A TEMPORARRY...

by Deke Abi-Badru Maternal and child mortality has remained very high in Nigeria despite the efforts aimed at reducing the incidences, and generally improve maternal...