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Economic growth, development and class struggle in Africa

By April 25, 2014

Despite claims that Africa is experiencing one of the highest growth rates in the world, growing class divisions and rising consumer prices are having disproportionate negative impacts on working people and the poor. Countries that are the focus of reports of phenomenal growth such as Nigeria and Ghana are undergoing internal crises related to the […]

 

U.S. expands military operations in Africa, EU joins in

By April 24, 2014

Reports indicate that the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is expanding its operations on the continent. A series of naval maneuvers and exercises are currently taking place in West Africa. AFRICOM was formed in 2008 by the George W. Bush administration and has been expanded and enhanced under President Barack Obama. A series of naval operations […]

 

Judge says Detroiters owe banks $85 million

By April 17, 2014

The ruling on April 11 in the Detroit municipal bankruptcy by Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes awarded an $85 million payment to two banks that are heavily implicated in the financial ruin of Detroit and other cities throughout the United States. Rhodes ruled that the third negotiated attempt to terminate an interest-rate swap agreement […]

 

National Urban League report illustrates decline in employment and wages for African Americans, Latinos/as

By April 16, 2014

Even though the administration of President Barack Obama has said that the Great Recession has been over for four years, large-scale unemployment and underemployment persist in  African-American and Latino/a communities. The annual National Urban League report, “One Nation Underemployed: Jobs Rebuild America,” makes the not-too-surprising claim that the underemployment rate for African-American workers is 20.5 […]

 

Gathering in Brussels undermines African unity

By April 9, 2014

EU-Africa Summit may lead to increased imperialist interventions The EU-Africa Summit on April 2-3 in Brussels was not attended by several key African leaders from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Malawi, Eritrea and Sudan. The European Union bypassed guidelines set down by a leading organ of the African Union, the Peace and Security Council, in convening and […]

 

Several African states boycott EU summit

By April 7, 2014

The planned April 2-3 summit between the European Union and African nation-states has met with controversy and rejection. The republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa that won independence through formidable mass and armed struggles, have stated that their leaders will not attend the gathering in Belgium. Controversy surfaced […]

 

South Africa platinum strike: Mine bosses threaten layoffs

By April 5, 2014

Efforts by South Africa’s government, led by the African National Congress, to initiate mediation between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the mine owners failed, leaving no end in sight to the platinum mining strike. The recent strike, after nearly two years of conflict in the platinum sector, have cost the bosses $1 […]

 

Several African states boycott EU summit

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The planned April 2-3 summit between the European Union and African nation-states has met with controversy and rejection. The republics of Zimbabwe and South Africa, two very important states in Southern Africa that won independence through formidable mass and armed struggles, have stated that their leaders will not attend the gathering in Belgium. Controversy surfaced […]

 

Africa labor in motion

By March 31, 2014

Workers are striking in both the private and public sectors in Egypt and students are demanding jobs in Tunisia. While students in Kenya won their strike, the demands of transport workers in Nairobi have not yet been met. EGYPT In Egypt, where an uprising against the National Democratic Party of ousted President Hosni Mubarak erupted […]

 

Libya faces further imperialist intervention

By March 27, 2014

Three years after the massive eight-month bombing campaign against Libya was carried out by the Pentagon and NATO, divisions within the rebel forces that served as ground troops for the imperialist war of regime change are prompting greater foreign intervention. The seizure of an oil tanker, the Morning Glory, off the coast of Cyprus, by […]

 
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