After the Spring
19 January 2021
Despite the carnage of contemporary Syria and Libya, and the ruinous stalemate of Yemen, the euphoric appeal of what was once described as the ‘Arab Spring’ continues to feed revolutionary processes across the region, argues Toufic Haddad
End SARS and Fanon’s mission
11 January 2021
The uprisings against police brutality that swept across Nigeria must be contextualised within the country’s colonial history, argues Kehinde Alonge
Algeria: a youth revolution
12 December 2020
The Algerian regime has offered its youth a future of poverty, humiliation and repression, now it must go writes Zakaria Chaabi from Constantine, Algeria
Ntando Yam: theatre as protest
28 August 2020
Phoebe Kisubi reflects on using participatory theatre as a tool for social and political activism among sex workers in Cape Town, South Africa
Why we’ve joined the global climate strike
22 September 2019
Landry Ninteretse and Ian Rivera share perspectives from Kenya and the Philippines and call for universal energy systems that are clean and renewable, public and decentralised
The West owes Zimbabwe a future.
27 November 2017
Nick Dearden from Global Justice Now argues that after years of colonial domination and dodgy trade deals, the UK must make amends and support Zimbabwe in this uncertain time.
Strength in Unity: Why Pan Africanism matters today
24 November 2017
Drawing connections between events as disparate as the ‘social murder’ of Grenfell and recent mudslides in Sierra Leone, Remi Joseph-Salisbury points to the enduring relevance of Pan African thought for anti-racist struggle today.
The ‘new colonialism’: Rio Tinto in Madagascar
12 July 2016
As its wealth is seized by foreign interests, Africa is facing a colonial invasion in many ways as devastating as the one it suffered in the nineteenth century. Ross Hemingway reports.
Ken Saro-Wiwa and the power of resistance
25 October 2015
On the 20th anniversary of Saro-Wiwa’s murder, Nigerian activist Ken Henshaw describes how his struggle put justice at the centre of environmentalism
Burkina Faso: Liberation not looting
23 March 2015
Firoze Manji argues that the recent uprising in Burkina Faso throws light on the debate around development, and calls for our solidarity, not charity
Support the South African platinum miners’ strike
19 June 2014
The six-month strike action might be nearing its end, but the suffering of union members and their families will continue. Supporters have begun a campaign calling for donations, Edward Dingwall reports.
Out of the furnace, into the fire?
3 April 2014
Prossy Kakooza and Siobhán McGuirk report on the recent Anti-Homosexuality Act passed in Uganda, and the UK’s own draconian approach to LGBT asylum seekers.
Marikana miners: The massacre of our illusions
25 August 2012
The struggle of miners at the Lonmin mine in South Africa is a turning point in organised workers’ relationship with the now thoroughly neoliberal ANC argues Leonard Gentle, setting the strike in historical and political context
Niger Delta: a quiet resistance
26 December 2011
Sokari Ekine meets women’s movements in the Niger Delta and discovers that in this militarised country even small acts take courage
Aspiring to Tahrir
23 December 2011
Justin Pearce asks when African hope will translate into real change
Dispatches from Tunisia
23 May 2011
Amanda Sebestyen reports from a solidarity visit to Tunisia organised through the World Social Forum
Revolt like an Egyptian
12 April 2011
Tahrir Square activist Gigi Ibrahim shares her experience of overthrowing a dictator