The jury is still out on how the #EndSARS rebellion will pan out, writes Baba Aye. But whichever way it goes, Nigeria will not be the same again.
The #EndSARS protests in Nigeria have opened up new possibilities for resistance by the Nigerian working class and peasantry against neoliberalism and brutal state violence, writes Shawn Hattingh.
Black Lives Matter leaders have expressed strong support for Nigerian students and working people in their #EndSARS protests against state violence, reports Malik Miah.
Adam Mayer’s book on Marxist currents in Nigeria is what it says on the cover — a rich history of Marxist and revolutionary thought and struggles that are little known outside the West African nation.
Sixty million people are on the run worldwide, most from countries in the global South. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says one third of the refugees originate from Africa.
Wars, human rights violations, political instability, discrimination, poverty and the consequences of climate change and natural disasters are often named as causes for flight. But there is also ecocide — the destruction of livelihoods through the ruthless exploitation of raw materials and the subsidy politics of industrialised countries in the West.
The fishing community of Baga, by Lake Chad in Borno state, Nigeria, was under siege by armed Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram for a week at the start of January, writes Baba Aye. Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, who condemned the “dastardly terrorist attack” against Charlie Hebdo cartoonists within hours of the tragic event in Paris, did not say a word about this tragedy.