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Rice abandons bid for secretary of state nomination

By Bill Van Auken, December 15, 2012

Dropping the bid to name Susan Rice as secretary of state reflects the administration’s desire to avoid both a protracted debate on Benghazi and a partisan fight with the Republicans.

Rebel soldiers advance in Congo

By Ernst Wolff, November 27, 2012

Rebel soldiers attached to the Movement M 23 are continuing to advance in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Imperialist powers mourn death of Ethiopia’s Meles Zenawi

By Jean Shaoul, September 4, 2012

The state funeral of Ethiopian prime minister Meles Zenawi on Sunday in the capital, Addis Ababa, underscores the highly unstable character of political relations in Africa.

US Secretary of State Clinton’s Africa tour raises tensions with China

By Eddie Haywood, August 8, 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sparked tensions with China with remarks given during her seven-nation tour of the African continent.

US threatens Rwandan President Kagame over support for Congolese rebels

By Eddie Haywood, August 2, 2012

The US Office of Global Justice warned the Rwandan government last week that it could face prosecution on war crimes charges.

Half a billion children at risk for malnutrition

By Kate Randall, February 17, 2012

Save the Children warns that half a billion children around the world could grow up physically and mentally stunted over the next 15 years due to chronic malnutrition.

Costs of UK’s colonial war in Libya spiral

By Joe Mount, October 7, 2011

The neo-colonial intervention into Libya has cost the UK around £1.75 billion so far, seven times the figure originally stated.

Bolivian government violently represses indigenous protest

By Bill Van Auken, September 27, 2011

The government of President Evo Morales carried out a bloody crackdown against a march by indigenous protesters against the building of a new highway through their lands.

Partition of Sudan prepares way for further conflicts

By Susan Garth, July 12, 2011

South Sudan formally declared its independence on July 9. President Barack Obama was among the first to recognise the new country. He welcomed the “birth of a new nation”.

Rwandan general sentenced for role in 1994 genocide

By Susan Garth, May 24, 2011

Augustin Bizimungu, head of the Rwandan army at the time of the 1994 genocide, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

UN Gaza report co-authors reject Goldstone’s capitulation to Israel

By Jean Shaoul, April 28, 2011

The co-authors of the United Nations Gaza report, known as the Goldstone Report, have issued a statement vigorously defending their findings.

Nigerian vote leaves country deeply divided

By Susan Garth, April 20, 2011

President Goodluck Jonathan’s electoral victory has left Nigeria divided along regional, political and class lines.