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africa occidentale / repressione / prigionieri 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
Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
west africa / history 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
west africa / history 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
west africa / imperialism / war 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 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 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
afrique de l'ouest / impérialisme / guerre 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 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 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
afrique de l'ouest / économie Saturday March 11, 2006 - 01:15 by amilcar
le fmi a adressé récemment ses félicitations à l'état sénégalais. Après la carotte, le baton : l'institution basée aux états-unis demande désormais au Sénégal d'ouvrir ses frontières aux huiles raffinées d'importation. Avec en ligne d'horizon la mort de la filière arachidière au Sénégal, tant pour les ouvriers de la transformation que pour les paysans ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / economy Tuesday August 16, 2005 - 19:11 by Anarcho
Niger is the second poorest country in the world. Markets in some parts of the country are still full of produce. Yet a few minutes drive from these is the face of Niger which the world has seen -- starving people under canvas tents with aid workers trying their best to help them. The reason is simple -- poverty. People cannot afford to buy the goods in the market and so they go hungry. This, the bleak reality of Niger's famine, is noticeably absent from almost all of the media reports ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / anarchist movement Wednesday July 06, 2005 - 16:03 by Chekov
There is always a temptation to welcome any well-intentioned efforts to make the world a better place and those who concentrate on criticising others' efforts to improve the world can find themselves being easily dismissed as cynics, knockers and “nay-sayers”. Thus, although large numbers of people probably found the idea of a movement against poverty and for social justice being fronted by some of the richest people on earth (Bono and Bill Gates to name but two) to be a little bit odd, most people acknowledged that they were 'at least doing something' and thus should be supported. However, it is important to ask ourselves what they were actually calling for and whether that was a good thing in itself. ... read full story / add a comment
africa occidentale / economia Friday June 10, 2005 - 21:44 by Lucien van der Walt   text 1 comment (last - friday june 10, 2005 - 21:46)
Il NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development), adottato dall'Unione Africana ad Abuja in Nigeria nell'ottobre del 2001, non è niente di più e niente di meno che un piano neoliberista delle elites africane in combutta con le multinazionali, il FMI e la BM al fine di saccheggiare risorse e lavoratori dell'Africa. Si tratta del consolidamento in Africa dell'attuale stato di cambiamenti neoliberisti operati da quella variegata ciurma di ceti dominanti africani, fatta di dittatori, capi militari, capitalisti. ... read full story / add a comment
west africa / economy Friday June 10, 2005 - 19:14 by ?   text 2 comments (last - friday april 13, 2007 - 21:34)
The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), adopted by the African Union in Abuja, Nigeria, in October 2001, is nothing more and nothing less than a neo-liberal plan by Africa's elite to join with multi-national corporations, the IMF and World Bank to plunder Africa's labour force and resources. It is a consolidation of a range of a neo-liberal shifts by Africa's motley crew of ruling dictators, military chiefs, and capitalists. ... read full story / add a comment

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