Africa

South African riot police pave the way for Obama visit

Security forces have clashed with protesters who are angry that Barack Obama is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg.

The New Rulers Of The World (Documentary)

'The New Rulers Of The World (2001) analyses the new global economy and reveals that the divisions between the rich and poor have never been greater - two thirds of the world's children live in poverty - and the gulf is widening like never before.

Non-Western Anarchisms: Rethinking the global context

Non-Western Anarchisms

Written by Jason Adams as an attempt to reconceptualize the history and theory of first-wave anarchism on the global level, and to reconsider its relevance to the continuing anarchist project.

Class struggle in Maghreb and Mashrek...

Class War Group: Class struggle in Maghreb and Mashrek (Leaflet 2011/04)

African anarchism - Sam Mbah and I. E. Igariwey

This book covers a wide range of topics, including anarchistic elements in traditional African societies, African communalism, Africa's economic and political development, the lingering social, political and economic effects of colonialism, the development of "African socialism" and its failure, and a possible means of resolving Africa's ongoing crises.

Hoisting the “Knowledge Bank” on Its Own Petard: The World Bank and the “Double Crisis” of African Universities

George Caffentzis, of Midnight Notes and the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa, on the World Bank and the 'double crisis of Africa universities'.

The war in DR Congo: behind the slaughter and looting stand imperialist interests - IBRP

Article from 2008, looking at the interests of various factions involved in the ongoing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Somalia: Development by other means - Wildcat

Article analysing the war in Somalia in the early nineties, and the destruction of pre-capitalist social relations there through both military and 'humanitarian' means.

African health worker gap catastrophic

Rob Ray looks at claims that a brain drain to West is crippling healthcare across the African continent, for Freedom Press

Damaging uranium mines restart

Promotional shots of the mining operations at Kayelekera. (From www. Paladinenergy.com)

The new nuclear boom will hit Africa as advocacy groups warn poorly regulated mining of radioactive materials risks poisoning land and water, finds Rob Ray.