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west africa / community struggles / feature Thursday November 12, 2020 17:33 by Shawn Hattingh   image 1 image
A video went viral on social media platforms on October 3, outlining how the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian police force shot a young man, dumped him at the side of the road and stole his car. What followed was three weeks of protests by young people against such police brutality and the corruption that defines the state; initially via social media, #EndSARS, and later in towns and cities across Nigeria. During these protests the Nigerian state used various tactics to either suppress the protests or to try and demobilise them through insincere “concessions”. To begin with, the ruling class, the state it controls and its head, President Muhammadu Buhari, attempted to quell the protests through window dressing. Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu promised on October 11 that the SARS unit would be disbanded and supposedly replaced with a new unit called SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics). This was an obvious lie, as the same personnel that formed part of SARS would form part of SWAT. Over the last several years the government has made similar announcements resulting in no actual change. Needless to say, the protests continued and grew into the largest in the history of Nigeria. As the protests grew, the state changed tactics and responded to the escalation with outright violence. Part of this involved the state deploying thugs to attack protestors in order to try and intimidate people off the streets. When this failed to produce the state’s desired result, it deployed the military and implemented a curfew in a number of cities. By October 20, however, the protests had spread across Nigeria. Some of the assets of the Nigerian ruling class were also targeted during these protests and the largest and most lucrative toll road in country, Lekki, in Lagos, was blockaded. On that day the military attempted to brutally end the protests and shot dead 12 people at the Lekki tollgate. read full story / add a comment
africa occidentale / repressione / prigionieri / opinione / analisi Monday February 06, 2017 06:34 by Gianni Sartori
Un ricordo di un militante sudafricano vittima dell'apartheid: per non dimenticare read full story / add a comment
Movimiento por la Emancipación del Delta del Níger
África occidental / medio ambiente / news report Monday September 12, 2016 03:06 by Rebeldía Contrainformativa   image 2 images
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. read full story / add a comment
Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
west africa / history / opinion / analysis Monday April 04, 2016 22:10 by Tokologo African Anarchist Collective   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 05, 2016 06:38)   image 1 image
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? read full story / add a comment
Sam Mbah
africa occidentale / movimento anarchico / comunicato stampa Sunday December 14, 2014 14:55 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
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] read full story / add a comment
Sam Mbah
west africa / anarchist movement / press release Tuesday December 09, 2014 15:34 by Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Front   image 1 image
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] read full story / add a comment
west africa / history / opinion / analysis Thursday May 01, 2014 21:46 by Warren McGregor
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. read full story / add a comment
afrique de l'ouest / impérialisme / guerre / communiqué de presse Sunday January 27, 2013 23:52 by CGA Relations Internationales   image 1 image
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. read full story / add a comment
africa occidentale / imperialismo / guerra / comunicato stampa Saturday January 26, 2013 15:03 by Alternative libertaire   image 1 image
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] read full story / add a comment
afrique de l'ouest / impérialisme / guerre / article de fond Wednesday January 23, 2013 18:30 by Alternative libertaire   image 1 image
Finie la Françafrique ? Décidément non et, malgré les beaux discours de Hollande, sur cette question comme sur tant d'autres, le PS et l'UMP, c'est bonnet blanc et blanc bonnet. [English] [Castellano] [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / press release Wednesday January 23, 2013 18:09 by Alternative libertaire   image 1 image
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] read full story / add a comment
África occidental / imperialismo / guerra / comunicado de prensa Tuesday January 22, 2013 23:19 by Alternative Libertaire   image 1 image
¿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] read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Tuesday January 22, 2013 20:22 by Filistina   image 2 images
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] read full story / add a comment
Δυτική Αφρική / Ιμπεριαλισμός / Πόλεμος / Γνώμη / Ανάλυση Tuesday January 22, 2013 18:33 by Filistina   image 2 images
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] read full story / add a comment
afrique de l'ouest / luttes dans la communauté / opinion / analyse Thursday January 03, 2013 00:07 by Cuervo   image 1 image
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] read full story / add a comment
Sam Mbah
africa occidentale / la sinistra / intervista Monday September 10, 2012 17:46 by Jeremy   image 1 image
Intervista con Sam Mbah, autore dell'innovativo libro African Anarchism, avvocato, giornalista, attivista. Questa intervista è stata fatta ad Enugu, in Nigeria, nel marzo 2012. [English] read full story / add a comment
Sam Mbah
west africa / the left / interview Tuesday September 04, 2012 15:58 by Jeremy   image 1 image
Interview with Sam Mbah, author of the groundbreaking book ‘African Anarchism’, a lawyer, a journalist, an activist. This interview was recorded in Enugu, Nigeria, in March 2012. [Italiano] read full story / add a comment
afrique de l'ouest / impérialisme / guerre / opinion / analyse Monday April 23, 2012 21:23 by Michael Schmidt   image 1 image
Le premier tour des élections françaises se tiendra le 22 avril prochain. On s’attend que le candidat socialiste François Hollande prenne le dessus sur le président gaulliste sortant Nicolas Sarkozy, sans obtenir toutefois de majorité préparant le décor à une fuite de capitaux en mai. [English] read full story / add a comment
west africa / imperialism / war / opinion / analysis Friday April 20, 2012 19:55 by Michael Schmidt   image 1 image
The first round of French presidential elections will take place on 22 April. Socialist candidate François Hollande is expected to have the edge on incumbent Gaullist President Nicolas Sarkozy, but will likely not earn a majority, which would then set the scene for a run-off in May. But behind the scenes, few French voters are aware of the half-century-long secret system of la valise, “the suitcase” system whereby African dictators send millions of francs to corrupt the European political process - by literally buying the French Presidency. [Français] read full story / add a comment
afrique de l'ouest / impérialisme / guerre / opinion / analyse Wednesday June 22, 2011 19:28 by Pascal   image 1 image
Après plusieurs mois d’un bras de fer entre Gbagbo et Ouattara pour savoir qui devait occuper le fauteuil présidentiel, le monde entier a pu voir l’image d’un homme en maillot de corps entouré d’hommes en armes prenant la pose devant les caméras. La manière dont on a pu montrer ces images est déjà révélatrice d’un traitement différentiel médiatique de notre « outre-mer », des territoires lointains mais toujours sous la tutelle politico-militaire de la France malgré les discours officiels après cinquante ans d’« indépendance » formelle. Avant de s’interroger sur le « silence éloquent » qui a entouré en France le niveau de violence inouï, encore plus élevé que lors des phases de conflit précédentes en Côte d’Ivoire, il est nécessaire de revenir sur les causes structurelles et les étapes successives qui ont conduit à cette situation dramatique. read full story / add a comment
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