Sub-Saharan Africa

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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Poverty, Insecurity, Police Brutality: CORE Organizes Actions for October

The Nigerian state will once again roll out the drums to commemorate Nigeria’s flag independence, on 1 October. However, the poor masses have no...

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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...