Where next for Egypt? A roundup
14 February 2011
Red Pepper rounds up the best commentary and analysis on the situation in Egypt after the fall of Mubarak.
Tunisians break 23 years of silence
12 January 2011
After years of repression in the name of the war on terror, Tunisians are using the internet to exercise their freedom of speech. Christine Moderbacher reports.
Small country, big struggle
26 August 2010
Mike Marqusee has just returned from a visit with trade unionists and democracy activists in Swaziland
South Africa’s own goal
16 June 2010
As football fans worldwide turn their attention towards South Africa, Ashwin Desai and Patrick Bond look at what impact hosting the World Cup is having on the world's most unequal large country
Contracts to corrupt
16 April 2010
Angola has been going through a process of widespread privatisation apparently at odds with the ruling party's left-wing reputation. Justin Pearce spoke to Rafael Marques, a campaigning journalist in the country
Coming out in Kenya
23 August 2009
Pauline Kimani is one of Kenya's few openly lesbian women. Interview by Arusha Topazzini
Contending for the living
7 May 2009
In the first of a new regular column for Red Pepper, Mike Marqusee finds hope for a new internationalism in the actions of South African dockworkers and their allies
Dirty gold is a family affair
17 January 2009
Nyasha del Campo, the daughter of Zimbabwe's acting president Joice Mujuru, is accused of trying to set up a deal involving illegal gold, Makusha Mugabe reports
Win one day
11 December 2008
Joaquin Nzuzi Mbambi is UK general secretary of Abako, the oldest anti-colonial party in the Congo. He escaped the country six years ago after a crackdown on the outlawed group and has been seeking asylum in the UK ever since
We, the people of Zimbabwe
4 August 2008
In the past, Zimbabweans have looked to African heads of state to support their struggle for democracy. But in the face of their refusal to act, civil society organisations are considering more direct kinds of action. Mary Ndlovu writes from Zimbabwe
Hope in dark times
16 April 2008
The peace agreement between the Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga achieves calm but not peace. Meanwhile, many Kenyans are trying to make peace themselves. Ewa Jasiewicz talks to some of those involved
Wake up and smell the roses
15 April 2008
Campaigners are exposing the conditions that predominantly women workers suffer in Kenya to bring cheap cut flowers to western Europe, writes Siobhan McGuirk
Sons of the Clouds
1 December 2007
More than 30 years since the end of Spanish colonial rule, the Sahrawi people are still awaiting self-determination and an end to Moroccan occupation. Toby Shelley reports from Mauritania, where a forgotten Sahwari population lives in a permanent state of transit
The foul stench of Firestone
1 June 2007
Slavery isn't dead, writes Robtel Neajai Pailey. Its modern-day variant is just found on a different kind of plantation
The war on terror comes to Africa
1 February 2007
There are echoes of Afghanistan in the Horn of Africa, writes Nick Dearden. Will a quick victory for a foreign-backed warlord government be followed by further instability and an Islamist insurgency?
Plunder and war
1 October 2006
With around four million dead and the country in the hands of competing warlords, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) has seen the world's worst conflict in the past decade. David Renton and Leo Zeilig see little cause for optimism in the recent multiparty elections
Mau Mau and the British Newspapers
1 July 2004
In these days of the rehabilitation of the language of "liberal imperialism", it is important to recall that empire can be an expensive undertaking, and overseas involvement must be justified to an electorate arguably more interested in the mundane infrastructure of a welfare state for example.
Background to Rwanda
1 May 2004
Ten years ago, beginning on 6 April 1994, more than one million Rwandans were massacred in a three-month bloodbath. The dead were mainly Tutsis, the minority ethnic group in Rwanda who made up about 14 percent of the then eight million population. All were unarmed civilians. Their killers, extremists from Rwanda's ruling Hutu majority, had embarked on a premeditated mission: to exterminate an entire people. But it was not only Tutsis who suffered. Tens of thousands of moderate Hutus were also slaughtered because they were political opponents of the one-party Hutu state and natural obstacles to the genocide.
Senegalese workers bet against lottery privatisation
1 May 2004
Up to 1000 protestors coursed through the streets of Dakar in April 2004 to protest against a plan aimed at privatising the Senegalese national lottery, LONASE. The protest took place on the same day that the World Bank announced the cancellation of $850m dollars of Senegal's debt.
Uncovering the financiers of the genocide
1 May 2004
Ten years ago, beginning on 6 April 1994, more than one million Rwandans were massacred in a three-month bloodbath. The dead were mainly Tutsis, the minority ethnic group in Rwanda who made up about 14 percent of the then eight million population.
South Africa’s faded rainbow
1 May 2004
Despite the ANC's record landslide in April's South African general elections, there is growing domestic resistance to the party's lurch to the right.
From bloodbath to whitewash
1 March 2004
April 2004 is the tenth anniversary of the genocide that killed a million Rwandans. Mark Curtis describes Britain's role in the slaughter