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Africa

Bouteflika forced out, but the regime remains

On 2 April, six weeks of mass demonstrations, culminating in a general strike, finally forced the resignation of Algeria's 82 year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Read more...

Revolution in Sudan

After months of revolutionary upheaval and the siege of the military and presidential headquarters in Khartoum, hundreds of thousands celebrated the arrest of the brutal dictator Omar Hassan Ahmad al- Read more...

Algeria’s Revolutionary Crisis

Algeria's 82-year-old president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in office for two decades, has been forced by weeks of protests and a general strike to abandon standing for a fifth term in elections which were Read more...

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF clings onto power

IN August, Emmerson Mnangagwa managed to gain just enough votes, 50.8 per cent, to win Zimbabwe’s presidential election, thus securing the post that he gained by force in the November 2017 military co Read more...

The Crisis in South Africa

Many schools, Labour councils and community groups will be celebrating Black History Month by re-telling the inspiring story of the anti-Apartheid struggle. And so they should. Read more...

Zimbabwe elections: Mnangagwa wins, violence follows

Emmanuel Mnangagwa managed to gain just enough votes, 50.8 percent, to win Zimbabwe's presidential election and secure the post he gained by force in the military coup to oust Robert Mugabe in Novembe Read more...

ANC: Business as usual, but fresh forces assemble to its left

The seizure of the infamously wealthy and corrupt Gupta brothers’ assets is another nail in President Jacob Zuma’s coffin. Read more...

#FeesMustFall – South African students fight for free education

South Africa’s student movement has closed down many of the country’s universities for nearly a month now in their campaign to abolish fees. Read more...

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