Africa

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Salim Vally began his activism as a student leader fighting against his country’s apartheid regime. Today, he heads up the South African BDS coalition. Green Left’s Federico Fuentes spoke to Vally — who will be a guest speaker at Ecosocialism 2024 — about the global campaign against Israeli apartheid.

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Isaac Nellist and Riley Breen discuss the student Gaza encampments, public servants speaking out for Palestine and the South African elections.

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The African National Congress (ANC) lost its parliamentary majority in South Africa's May 29 elections. South African socialist Mazibuko Jara discussed the reasons for the ANC’s declining support and the rise of the recently formed uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) party, led by former ANC president Jacob Zuma with Green Left’s Federico Fuentes just prior to the elections.

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Marc B Sanganee visited a refugee camp in Western Sahara — home to the Sahrawi people and administered by the Polisario, which is fighting to liberate their homeland from Morocco.

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With South Africa's May 29 general elections approaching, Green Left’s Federico Fuentes spoke to South African socialist Mazibuko Jara about the African National Congress’s (ANC) prospects of holding onto power after 30 years in office and how the radical left is likely to fare.

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April 15 marked one year since war broke out between rival military factions in Sudan, sending the country into a spiralling social and humanitarian crisis. Green Left’s Susan Price spoke with the Sudanese Australian Advocacy Network’s Wilson Madit Kuek about the scale of the crisis, SAAN’s work and prospects for peace and democracy.

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British socialist Dave Kellaway reviews Matteo Garrone’s latest film, Io Capitano (Me Captain), which follows the agonising odyssey of a teenage Senegalese migrant from his home thousands of miles away to the shores of Sicily.

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Opposition figure Bassirou Diomaye Faye, a former tax inspector from the Patriots of Senegal party (PASTEF), was sworn into office as Senegal’s new president on April 2 after his historic election on March 24. Susan Price looks at the factors behind his victory.

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Critical theorist, feminist and author Nancy Fraser continues her conversation with Green Left’s Federico Fuentes, focussing on the role of expropriation and transnationals in modern imperialism, and the challenges facing anti-imperialists and anti-capitalists.

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South Africans are deeply disturbed by the character assassination and threats levelled against Leila Khaled, an icon of anti-colonial struggle, writes South African human rights activist, Salim Vally.

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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.