Africa

US and Europe Want to Make Africa a Cold War Battleground Against Russia and China, with Mikaela Nhondo Erskog

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The US and Europe have tried to make Africa a battleground in their Cold War against Russia and China. They‘ve even labeled Africa as NATO’s “Southern Neighborhood” and are using AFRICOM as a mechanism to control the continent under the guise of protecting it from malign Chinese and Russian influence....

Blood Money: How 20+ Years of War is Driven by Corporate Profit from Congo’s Minerals

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A flurry of efforts are underway to curtail the renewed conflict in the Eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where the M23 rebel group is on the march. M23 has been attacking and displacing residents of the DRC for a year now with, according to the...
South Africa

An Unjust Transition: How COP 27 Ripped Off South Africa’s Workers

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South African workers are outraged at the $8.5 billion climate change deal signed by their government at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). The deal, which was supported by Germany, France, the UK, the US, and the EU (or the Just Energy Transition Partnership, or JETP) at COP26,...

Zimbabwe: 21 Years of Sanctions for Repossessing Land and Defying Western Powers

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Zimbabwe has been under US, UN & EU-imposed sanctions for over 21 years, making it one of the most sanctioned countries in the world. The illegal sanctions target Zimbabwean industry, land reform, and production, seeking to delegitimize the government and cause civil unrest. Rutendo Matinyarare, Chairperson of Zimbabwe Anti-Sanctions Movement...
Horn of Africa

TPLF Surrenders: Is Ethiopia War Really Over and Will US Accept Peace? With Hermela Aregawi

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After two years of war and horrendous atrocities, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Ethiopian government have reached a settlement, including that the TPLF will disarm within 30 days and recognize that the government is legitimate. The TPLF has stolen huge amounts of aid for Ethiopia, broken two unilateral...
South Africa

South African Observer to Donbass Referenda: We Won’t Let West Dictate What Is Democracy

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The Youth League of the African National Congress (ANCYL), South Africa’s ruling party, sent a delegation to observe the referenda in four regions of the Donbass last month, which voted in favor of leaving Ukraine and joining Russia. Among the delegation was Chairperson of ANCYL International Relations & Solidarity Khulekani...

No Celebration for a Colonizer: Communists in Kenya on Queen’s Brutal Legacy

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In the first year of Elizabeth’s reign (1952), the British brutally put down the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya, which continued for several years as the Kenya Land and Freedom Army fought for the self-determination. National Organising Secretary of the Communist Party of Kenya, Booker Ngesa Omole, sheds light on...

Africa Stands Up to US Cold War Bullying Against China & Russia, with Kambale Musavuli

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What does the US Cold War with China and Russia mean for Africa? Can China’s rise benefit the continent, providing it leverage and another partner to rely on? Or is the State Department correct that China is engaging in neocolonialism and that African countries should be cautious and prioritize their...

NATO Expands Into Africa As US Bullies the Continent Over Ukraine, with Vijay Prashad

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NATO expansion might have provoked the war in Ukraine, but surrounding Russia isn’t the organization’s only pursuit. NATO participated in the US “war on terror” in Afghanistan, NATO destroyed Libya and today NATO is expanding into Africa. To help break it all down, Rania Khalek was joined by Vijay Prashad,...

Sudan’s Communists Speak Out

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In 2019 a huge mass movement overthrew Sudan’s government of 30 years. While the old regime fell, the new Sudan is still struggling to be born. Millions have taken to the streets to protest, launching strikes, boycotts and blockades as the people of Sudan struggle to define their future. In...
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