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west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday February 09, 2015 - 16:08 byErnest Tate
A press report in 1983 that a popular uprising in Upper Volta, a small and poor land-locked country in Western Africa had led to an obscure, but charismatic army officer becoming head of state was truly inspiring news for all those looking for some kind of breakthrough against imperialism in that part of the world. It had come after the depressing news that Margaret Thatcher's Britain had defeated Argentina in the Malvinas and Ronald Reagan's America had crushed Grenada, a clear message to the world that, on a moment's notice, imperialism would brutally crush anything that threatened its power. But because the American empire had been taken by surprise by the Cuban revolution twenty-four years earlier, many of us were then hopeful that maybe we were witnessing such a possibility again, in Africa. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 07, 2013 - 17:39 byRoger Annis
France's National Assembly and Senate have voted to extend the country's military intervention in Mali. A resolution passed both houses of parliament on April 22. Not a single vote was cast in opposition. Three days later, the United Nations Security Council approved Resolution 2100, creating a policing mission beginning July 1, 2013. The mission is called by its French acronym MINUSMA. Its projected size is 11,200 soldiers and 1,440 police.
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west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 06, 2013 - 21:23 byRoger Annis
France perpetrated two large deceptions in conducting its military intervention into Mali six weeks ago. These have been universally accepted in mainstream media reporting. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Monday January 21, 2013 - 18:13 byRoger Annis
France, the former slave power of west Africa, has poured into Mali with a vengeance in a military attack launched on January 11. French warplanes are bombing towns and cities across the vast swath of northern Mali, a territory measuring some one thousand kilometers from south to north and east to west. French soldiers in armoured columns have launched a ground offensive, beginning with towns in the south of the northern territory, some 300 km north and east of the Malian capital of Bamako.

A French armoured convoy entered Mali several days ago from neighbouring Ivory Coast, another former French colony. French troops spearheaded the overthrow of that country's government in 2011.

The invasion has received universal support from France's imperialist allies. The U.S., Canada and Europe are assisting financially and with military transport. To provide a figleaf of African legitimacy, plans have been accelerated to introduce troops from eight regional countries to join the fighting (map here http://www.mapsofworld.com/africa-political-map.htm ). ... read full story / add a comment
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west africa / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Wednesday January 02, 2013 - 21:59 byWorking Class Self-Organisation Blog   image 1 image
Hundreds of workers are striking against non-payment of bonuses, for an end to racism, and improved conditions at Sierra Leone’s largest diamond mine in Koidu. Following a blockade of the entrances and clashes with scabs, the armed forces were deployed, who opened fire on the workers, killing two and injuring many others.
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África occidental / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Thursday March 29, 2012 - 22:42 byIbrahim Coulibaly
Informe de la CNOP (Coordinación Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas) de Mali y la Vía Campesina de Africa y Declaración del Foro OSC ... read full story / add a comment
africa occidentale / imperialismo / guerra / altra stampa libertaria Tuesday November 23, 2010 - 01:28 byanonimo
Esercito marocchino, polizia e forze ausiliarie contro centinaia di saharawi ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / environment / non-anarchist press Thursday June 03, 2010 - 20:01 byJohn Vidal
A spokesman for the Stakeholder Democracy Network in Lagos, which works to empower those in communities affected by the oil companies' activities, said: "The response to the spill in the United States should serve as a stiff reminder as to how far spill management in Nigeria has drifted from standards across the world." ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / indigenous struggles / non-anarchist press Friday February 19, 2010 - 17:51 byBen Amunwa
Ben Amunwa looks at how the settlement of the Wiwa v Shell case affects the ongoing Niger Delta crisis, and the settlement's implications for human rights, environmental justice and the control of resources in the region. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Friday December 18, 2009 - 15:02 byJeggan Grey-Johnson
A recent round of brutality against civilians by Camara’s junta has left Guinea on the brink of civil war, Jeggan Grey-Johnson writes in this week’s Pambazuka News. The international community must intervene, Grey-Johnson argues, as left unchecked the instability could have grave consequences, not just for Guinea but also for its neighbouring countries, many of which are ‘still recovering from the horrors of war and brutality’. ... read full story / add a comment
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afrique de l'ouest / luttes en milieu de travail / autre presse libertaire Friday December 11, 2009 - 18:07 bySecrétariat International   image 1 image
LA CNT se porte aux côtés des travailleurs en lutte de l’Huilerie cotonnière du Mali (HUICOMA).

En raison de la fermeture de cette société qui assurait la production d’huile de coton et de tourteaux destinés à l’alimentation du bétail à partir des graines dans plusieurs usines du pays, les travailleurs de HUICOMA ont décidé d’organiser le 10 novembre 2009 un sit-in illimité à la Bourse de travail de Bamako pour une fois de plus tenter de se faire entendre par les autorités maliennes et expliquer à l’opinion nationale et internationale la situation scandaleuse. ... read full story / add a comment
África occidental / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Sunday September 21, 2008 - 19:32 byJosé Miguel García González
El sabor amargo de uno de los manjares más codiciados de todos los tiempos: el chocolate. La cosecha de cacao en Costa de Marfil, la pobreza extrema de ese pueblo explotado, el trabajo infantil que en buena parte genera la inmensa riqueza que obtienen las transnacionales del chocolate, y la voluntad de un niño que no puede volver a la escuela ni escapar a su suerte. Un retrato de un mundo que debemos cambiar.

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west africa / miscellaneous / other libertarian press Thursday September 11, 2008 - 14:18 byJim Feast
My experiences on a recent trip to The Gambia on Africa's west-central
coast, brought to mind the historic leftist dream that the state will wither
away once workers have overturned capitalism. ... read full story / add a comment
África occidental / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Thursday June 19, 2008 - 20:52 byJuan Jesús Aznárez
Guinea Ecuatorial, un retrato del neocolonialismo. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / education / non-anarchist press Tuesday May 01, 2007 - 16:33 byStudents Union
Things are not good for radical minded ones at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. In August 2007 students were rusticated from the University for spearheading a protest held in September 2005. ... read full story / add a comment
afrique de l'ouest / luttes en milieu de travail / autre presse libertaire Tuesday February 20, 2007 - 17:44 bySecrétariat international - groupe Afrique
Depuis le 10 janvier 2007, à travers leurs organisations syndicales, avec
la forte participation de la jeunesse, de la société civile et toute la
masse de ceux qui veulent en finir avec un régime inique et sanguinaire... ... read full story / add a comment
afrique de l'ouest / luttes en milieu de travail / autre presse libertaire Tuesday February 13, 2007 - 20:49 bySecrétariat international - groupe Afrique
Depuis le 10 janvier 2007, à travers leurs organisations syndicales, avec la forte participation de la jeunesse... ... read full story / add a comment
afrique de l'ouest / répression / prisonniers et prisonnières / autre presse libertaire Monday February 12, 2007 - 15:39 byFrédéric Siméon
La Fédération nationale des étudiants du Bénin (FNEB) a sollicité la CNT-F suite à la répresson... ... read full story / add a comment
afrique de l'ouest / luttes en milieu de travail / autre presse libertaire Monday January 29, 2007 - 18:24 byFrédéric Siméon (Groupe Afrique)
Après avoir signé l'appel de la société civile guinéenne en France et avoir participé à la manifestation organisée par cette dernière le samedi 20 janvier aux abords de l’ambassade de Guinée à Paris, qui a rassemblé plus de 500 personnes, la CNT française, apporte tout son soutien à la lutte des travailleurs et du peuple guinéen. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / workplace struggles / other libertarian press Sunday June 25, 2006 - 11:55 byInternational Striker
Quiet fell over the Niger capital of Niamey on Thursday 22 June 2006, as labour unions called a national strike over the high cost of living. ... read full story / add a comment

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Movimiento por la Emancipación del Delta del Níger imageMovimiento por la Emancipación del Delta Níger inicia diálogos exploratorios con gobierno 01:06 Mon 12 Sep by Rebeldía Contrainformativa 0 comments

Luego de un conflicto armado de varios años, donde especialmente se ha visto afectada la industria petrolera transnacional en Nígeria, la guerrilla ecologista y comunitaria Movimiento por la Emancipación del Delta Níger (MEDN) confirmó el inicio de negociaciones con el gobierno regional. Esta confirmación se da luego de rumores salidos desde el gobierno y difundidos por los medios de comunicación, que en un primer momento fueron desmentidos por el grupo rebelde.

Sam Mbah imageNecrologio dell'anarchico nigeriano Sam Mbah (1963-2014) 13:55 Sun 14 Dec by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

Il Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front esprime la sua più profonda tristezza per la morte di San Mbah, un grande uomo, un fratello africano, un nostro compagno di lotta. Esprimiamo le nostre più sincere condoglianze a tutti coloro che conoscevano Sam. Ci sia di conforto sapere che il tempo da egli ha trascorso con noi è stato assolutamente di grande aiuto. [English]

Sam Mbah imageObituary of Nigerian anarchist Sam Mbah 14:34 Tue 09 Dec by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front 0 comments

Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front is deeply saddened to hear of the death a great human being, African brother, and fellow activist – Sam Mbah. We would like to send our deepest sympathies to those who knew Sam. We hope that you are comforted by the fact that the time he did spend with us was put to its absolute fullest use. [Italiano]

intervencion_mali.jpg imageAu Mali comme ailleurs, guerre de classe contre guerre impérialiste 22:52 Sun 27 Jan by CGA Relations Internationales 0 comments

Depuis plusieurs mois, des groupes fascistes religieux sèment la terreur dans le nord Mali, et ont imposé une dictature aux populations locales. Composés d'anciens mercenaires kadhafistes, rapatriés avec armes et bagages de Libye, de bandits et trafiquants, ils brandissent opportunément une idéologie politico-religieuse pour justifier leurs activités.

malifr.jpg imageMali: Areva val bene una guerra 14:03 Sat 26 Jan by Alternative libertaire 0 comments

Pensavate che l'Africa Francese fosse una cosa del passato? E invece no, e nonostante la retorica di Hollande su questi temi, così come di molti altri, il Partito Socialista e l'UMP sono come 2 facce della stessa medaglia. [Français]

malifr.jpg imageMali: Areva is well worth a war 17:09 Wed 23 Jan by Alternative libertaire 0 comments

You thought French Africa was a thing of the past? It most certainly is not, and despite Hollande's rhetoric on this issue, as on many others, the Socialist Party and the UMP are like Tweedledum and Tweedledee. [Français]

malifr_1.jpg imageMali: Areva bien vale una guerra 22:19 Tue 22 Jan by Alternative Libertaire 0 comments

¿Finalizó la "Françafrique"? Decididamente no y, a pesar de los bellos discursos de Hollande, tanto sobre esta cuestión como sobre tantas otras, el PS y el UMP son dos caras de la misma moneda. [Français]

arton4148_1_1.jpg imageCosta d’Ivori: França defensa els seus propis interessos 17:28 Tue 19 Apr by Alternative Libertaire - AL 0 comments

Declaració pública de l’organització comunista llibertària francesa Alternative Libertaire denunciant la intervenció imperialista de França a Costa d’Ivori.

325338h413pd1w620_1_1.jpg imageElfenbeinküste: Frankreich eilt seinen eigenen Interessen zu Hilfe 16:26 Mon 18 Apr by Alternative Libertaire - AL 0 comments

Für Laurent Gbagbo ist die Partie zu Ende. Der Präsident der Elfenbeinküste wird seinen Platz an Alassane Ouattara abtreten, der von den „Forces nouvelles“ (umbenannt in „Forces républicaines de Côte d'Ivoire“) sowie von den UNO-Truppen und der französischen Armee – der berühmten „Force Licorne“ –, die für den letzten Akt auf die Bühne getreten sind, unterstützt wird. Es ist sehr schwierig, zu wissen, welcher der zwei Kandidaten bei den Präsidentschaftswahlen am 28. November 2010 angesichts des massiven Wahlbetrugs von beiden Seiten die Mehrheit der Stimmen erhalten hat. Aber das ist auch nebensächlich: Die ausländischen Mächte haben auf jeden Fall Alassane Ouattara zum Gewinner gekürt. [Français] [Castellano] [Ελληνικά]

heavy_fighting_in_ivory_coast___04.06.11_vombxw1z_001.embedded.prod_affiliate.156.jpg imageΗ Γαλλία επεμβαίνε&#... 19:04 Sun 17 Apr by Dmitri 0 comments

Οι τροχοί γέρνουν προς την πλευρά των υπηρετών του ιμπεριαλισμού. Πρέπει να ελευθερωθούν αυτοί για να οικοδομήσει η Ακτή Ελεφαντόδοντος το μέλλον της! [Français] [Castellano] [Deutsch]

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image"Seek Ye First the Political Kingdom"? Learning from Kwame Nkrumah's Failures in Ghana Apr 04 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective 1 comments

Ghana, West Africa, was a British colony called "Gold Coast" until 1957. It became the first independent country in "black" Africa after reforms and struggles in the 1940s and 1950s. The new president, the brilliant Kwame Nkrumah, and his Convention People's Party (CPP), had fought for independence. Now they aimed at major changes in the society, even speaking of socialism. And Nkrumah proposed a united African government for the continent: Pan-Africanism.

But by the mid-1960s, hopes were fading. There were good reforms in education and services and self- respect for Africans that helped remove colonialism's damages. But the CPP has become a dictatorship, with a personality cult around Nkrumah. Unions and struggles were suppressed. The economy was in trouble. A new elite hijacked independence and resources. When the military seized power in 1966, people celebrated in the streets. Today Ghana is one of the poorest African countries.

What went wrong and what can we, anarchists in Africa, learn from this experience?

textBeyond MayDay Celebrations: Towards a Viable Counter Movement in Nigeria May 01 by Warren McGregor 0 comments

The origin of May Day, International Workers Day, lies in the historic fight for decent working hours that culminated in the execution of four trade unionists in Chicago, the United States, in November 1887. This was a decisive moment in the struggle for a just society through militant trade unionism. In Nigeria, May Day was first declared in 1980 by the People’s Redemption Party (PRP)-led government of the late Abubakar Rimi in Kano State.

imageThe war in Mali Jan 22 by Filistina 0 comments

Regardless of what is said in the media, the aim of this new war is none other than to strip another country of its natural resources by ensuring access for international companies to do so. What is now happening in Mali with bombs and bullets, is the same thing that is happening in Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Spain through debt bondage. [Ελληνικά]

imageΟ πόλεμος στο Μάλι Jan 22 by Filistina 0 comments

Ανεξάρτητα από το τι αναφέρεται στα μέσα μαζικής ενημέρωσης, ο στόχος αυτού του νέου πολέμου δεν είναι άλλος από την απογύμνωση μιας ακόμη χώρας από τους φυσικούς πόρους της με την εξασφάλιση της πρόσβασης των διεθνών εταιρειών για να το κάνουν. Αυτό που τώρα γίνεται στο Μάλι με βόμβες και σφαίρες, γίνεται στην Ιρλανδία, την Ελλάδα, την Πορτογαλία και την Ισπανία, μέσω της υποδούλωσης του χρέους. [English]

imageOr noir Nigeria: la Total Jan 02 by Cuervo 0 comments

Fela Kuti [1] le chantait en pidgin english: «Dey do dem whole», en Afrique c’est la totale. Tous les fléaux du capitalisme s’y retrouvent et bénéficient au pouvoir politique, lui-même à la solde des pétroliers et gaziers occidentaux. [2]

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imageNecrologio dell'anarchico nigeriano Sam Mbah (1963-2014) Dec 14 ZACF 0 comments

Il Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front esprime la sua più profonda tristezza per la morte di San Mbah, un grande uomo, un fratello africano, un nostro compagno di lotta. Esprimiamo le nostre più sincere condoglianze a tutti coloro che conoscevano Sam. Ci sia di conforto sapere che il tempo da egli ha trascorso con noi è stato assolutamente di grande aiuto. [English]

imageObituary of Nigerian anarchist Sam Mbah Dec 09 ZACF 0 comments

Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front is deeply saddened to hear of the death a great human being, African brother, and fellow activist – Sam Mbah. We would like to send our deepest sympathies to those who knew Sam. We hope that you are comforted by the fact that the time he did spend with us was put to its absolute fullest use. [Italiano]

imageAu Mali comme ailleurs, guerre de classe contre guerre impérialiste Jan 27 0 comments

Depuis plusieurs mois, des groupes fascistes religieux sèment la terreur dans le nord Mali, et ont imposé une dictature aux populations locales. Composés d'anciens mercenaires kadhafistes, rapatriés avec armes et bagages de Libye, de bandits et trafiquants, ils brandissent opportunément une idéologie politico-religieuse pour justifier leurs activités.

imageMali: Areva val bene una guerra Jan 26 AL 0 comments

Pensavate che l'Africa Francese fosse una cosa del passato? E invece no, e nonostante la retorica di Hollande su questi temi, così come di molti altri, il Partito Socialista e l'UMP sono come 2 facce della stessa medaglia. [Français]

imageMali: Areva is well worth a war Jan 23 AL 0 comments

You thought French Africa was a thing of the past? It most certainly is not, and despite Hollande's rhetoric on this issue, as on many others, the Socialist Party and the UMP are like Tweedledum and Tweedledee. [Français]

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