Africa

map of africa

Paul Gregoire argues that against the backdrop of efforts by the West and Israel to undermine the post World War II global order, the people’s revolt in West Africa takes on global significance.

The war on wages, Assange's final appeal & French farmers take action

Green Left journalist Isaac Nellist goes through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.

water flowing into a hand

The Nigerien government has decided to nationalise the operation of its drinking water, ending its contract with the French Veolia Group, reports Kerry Smith.

map of Sahel region

The military governments in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger announced on January 28 that they would leave the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and have formed their own alliance, reports Al Mayadeen English.

book cover and protest in Egypt

Maree F Roberts reviews Vincent Bevins' book If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution, which chronicles the 2010's uprisings in Egypt, Brazil, Turkey, Ukraine and elsewhere, and asks why these mass protest movements failed to bring about revolutionary change.

protesters, map of mining site

An Algerian court has acquitted university lecturer and scientist Kamel Aïssat on all charges related to his opposition to a lead and zinc mine on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast, following an international campaign of solidarity, reports Susan Price.

large area of forest logged and bulldozed

In part 2 of his interview with Green Left's Federico Fuentes, South African politial economist, author and activist Patrick Bond discusses some of the limitations in Vladimir Lenin’s views on imperialism and the need to incorporate the concept of "unequal ecological exchange" into any analysis of this defining feature of modern capitalism.

protesters holding signs

South Africa instituted proceedings against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on December 29, on the grounds of genocide against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Mohamed Hanipa Maidin looks at South Africa's case and Israel's response.

people arriving at a refugee camp

As the world turns its gaze to Gaza, the war in Sudan, which has killed thousands, continues into its eighth month with no ceasefire in sight, reports Pavan Kulkarni. Cholera stalks millions and the fragile healthcare system has all but collapsed.

Egypt protest

The Palestinian cause has been the major politicising factor for generations of Egyptian youth, writes Hossam el-Hamalawy.

climate protest

The Global Ecosocialist Network brought together labour and climate justice activists from Africa, Asia, the United States and Europe, in June, to discuss how to build stronger links, reports Susan Price.

Flags of the Sahel

What has been dubbed a second decolonisation process is occurring right now in Africa’s Sahel, reports Paul Gregoire.