Africa http://www.wsws.org/topics/continent/africa/ German politicians and the media push for new wars in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/27/afge-a27.html Various media outlets have spoken out in recent days for military interventions in Africa to enforce German economic interests. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e672dfc1-b873-43e0-a804-514ea84312aP/afge-a27.html 2015-08-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/07/wkrs-a07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. 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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a8e69721-0838-4df7-af41-4703016d9b1O/erit-j22.html 2015-06-22T05:00:00Z European Union squabbles over refugee quotas http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/eure-m30.html While military intervention on the coast of Libya to destroy refugee boats is welcomed by all member states, the question of accepting refugees has unleashed a fierce dispute. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e7c41375-5967-425d-9407-fca09255302H/eure-m30.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z US preparing direct military intervention in Nigeria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/30/nige-j12.html The US Defense Department may soon deploy military teams, including advisers and intelligence and logistics personnel, to Africa’s leading economy and largest oil producer. Sat, 30 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2143d59f-3f91-4374-9481-5f6567ebb4bK/nige-j12.html 2015-05-30T05:00:00Z ANC whips up racism amid xenophobic attacks in South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/05/28/sout-m28.html The anti-immigrant agitation is aimed at diverting attention from the disastrous impact of the pro-capitalist policies pursued by the ANC and its partners since coming to power in 1994. Thu, 28 May 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/92f00092-d5dd-48e8-9a0f-28300348143E/sout-m28.html 2015-05-28T05:00:00Z Call for new international economic order at Asia-Africa summit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/04/23/summ-a23.html Japanese Prime Minister Abe did not include a significant phrase offered in previous apologies for Japanese war crimes in his remarks to the Asia-Africa summit meeting. 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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/832c1965-3e36-4275-9a46-b8546012398O/tuni-m20.html 2015-03-20T05:00:00Z US-backed Chadian forces invade Nigeria as Pentagon prepares broader war in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/11/nige-m11.html Thousands of Chadian troops, including elite units trained and equipped by the US military, occupied portions of northern Nigeria this week. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/074fcb9e-01ca-4aee-a771-ef0967a2199O/nige-m11.html 2015-03-11T05:00:00Z Egyptian junta begins executions of Islamists http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/09/egyp-m09.html The junta’s aim is to prevent a renewed revolutionary upsurge of the working class by stepping up its police-state terror against all opposition to the military. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ac7fd0b-a6cc-48e6-952f-6b292511477C/egyp-m09.html 2015-03-09T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/03/06/work-m06.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4a96d38e-ea01-42c1-8842-2ca11fc3c9bI/work-m06.html 2015-03-06T05:00:00Z US-NATO war games prepare massive military escalation in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/02/17/boko-f17.html Operation Flintlock 2015, encompassing Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Tunisia, is being used by the US and European powers to escalate their military presence in the oil-rich region. 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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/440e54a6-9669-47dd-8c99-0e6483c8186I/wkrs-j30.html 2015-01-30T05:00:00Z South Africa’s politically connected elites profit amid power outages http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/29/sapo-f01-m01.html On Monday, ESKOM, the largest South African power utility, began implementing “managed” blackouts, cutting 2,000 megawatts from its grid. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/63b7e1fc-62e3-4082-8707-c2878826005B/sapo-f01-m01.html 2015-01-29T05:00:00Z Boko Haram and the return of German imperialism to Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/germ-j01.html Earlier this week, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced German support for the fight against Boko Haram in West and Central Africa. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8bb78cb9-1777-4eed-b9bd-a3101793bdcM/germ-j01.html 2015-01-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/16/wkrs-j16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f9b6e42-151a-435b-85b0-42872b38a68M/wkrs-j16.html 2015-01-16T05:00:00Z Boko Haram escalates offensive in Nigeria’s Borno State http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/12/boko-j12.html Boko Haram now controls 11 local governmental units, including some 20,000 square miles in the northern states of Yobe and Borno. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2b7dc95c-cf2f-4875-81b5-491b98ac798N/boko-j12.html 2015-01-12T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/09/wkrs-j09.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7e32297d-65f7-4c49-b592-7dc41b33974B/wkrs-j09.html 2015-01-09T05:00:00Z Ebola epidemic: West African governments prohibit public Christmas celebrations http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/27/sier-d27.html The measures taken are more akin to those used by a police state to control the population and they symbolise the inadequacy of the medical measures to fight the Ebola epidemic. 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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b85492e-7252-40a1-a64f-5895e8e8b9dO/wkrs-n21.html 2014-11-21T05:00:00Z French-backed army junta sets up figurehead regime in Burkina Faso http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/20/burk-n20.html A few days after his nomination by the army, transitional president Michel Kafando named junta leader Colonel Isaac Zida as prime minister yesterday. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f29ac37b-65f0-4884-8247-eba3bfff6f7K/burk-n20.html 2014-11-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/14/wkrs-n14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52759739-f96f-499a-8d1e-f15375565bdL/wkrs-n14.html 2014-11-14T05:00:00Z Imperialist powers, bourgeois “opposition” reach out to military junta in Burkina Faso http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/08/burk-n08.html France and its allies are pushing to give a civilian façade to the Burkinabé regime after mass protests last week led to a military coup. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdea41ce-e63a-4d38-a6d2-9de8475f4d3M/burk-n08.html 2014-11-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/07/wkrs-n07.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b389eac5-fdce-49ee-9829-8ba253e0984H/wkrs-n07.html 2014-11-07T05:00:00Z South Africans under 60 disqualified from state-funded housing http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/04/soaf-n04.html Having failed over 20 years to reduce the housing backlog, the government is now excluding younger South Africans from state-funded housing. Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a0cd4f7-ec16-4dfa-9cec-82340371030N/soaf-n04.html 2014-11-04T05:00:00Z Military launches coup amid mass protests in Burkina Faso http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/11/03/burk-n03.html The army took power in Burkina Faso after protests erupted against President Blaise Campaoré’s attempt to modify the constitution so he could again run for the presidency. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16f1ab7b-d684-4b3b-8b4e-750c68ef52aP/burk-n03.html 2014-11-03T05:00:00Z Ebola nurse treated “like a criminal” in New Jersey quarantine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/28/ebol-o28.html Kaci Hickox was detained on the orders of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite having no symptoms of disease. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/988f0669-15a6-421e-a818-41327e5f9baE/ebol-o28.html 2014-10-28T05:00:00Z Government indifference compounds Ebola disaster http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/18/ebol-o18.html A UN trust fund for Ebola has only $100,000 on hand, a fraction of the nearly $1 billion the world body says is needed to contain the spread of the deadly virus. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fee318eb-c489-4816-af23-38e85b73e23C/ebol-o18.html 2014-10-18T05:00:00Z South Africa: ANC and unions exploit popular anger over electronic toll collections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/safr-o14.html In its efforts to limit its losses in the municipal elections due in 2016, the Gauteng ANC is relying on the services of COSATU. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a57c5daa-aac4-4b39-accb-7a7470658f5M/safr-o14.html 2014-10-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/10/wkrs-o10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8560a21c-ac00-4e9b-aef1-a77c5cac09eM/wkrs-o10.html 2014-10-10T05:00:00Z South Africa’s education department maintains apartheid-era victimisation of blacks http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/07/safr-o07.html While forming almost 80 percent of overall population at the last census in 2011, blacks made up only 8.3 percent of those with a tertiary qualification. Tue, 07 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a41c708b-1818-4fcd-94ab-ed99189c03eH/safr-o07.html 2014-10-07T05:00:00Z US exploiting West Africa Ebola outbreak to establish military foothold http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/04/ebol-o04.html More than 7,000 have fallen ill and more than 3,300 have died in the current epidemic, the most widespread outbreak since the disease was first identified 28 years ago. Sat, 04 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/24c071ca-ad90-445b-ae09-7243c1757adP/ebol-o04.html 2014-10-04T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/03/wkrs-o03.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dceeb3b0-d205-407f-a164-82492c8fab6J/wkrs-o03.html 2014-10-03T05:00:00Z Imperialism and the Ebola catastrophe http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/pers-s26.html The epidemic now devastating West Africa is not a natural calamity, but a social one: it is a product of colonialism and imperialist oppression. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89425d07-d2b1-47df-9b49-f943c4ef168E/pers-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/26/wkrs-s26.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute this regular feature. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd8bd35d-4a02-4716-8803-59334a1cf89B/wkrs-s26.html 2014-09-26T05:00:00Z New Anti-capitalist Party tries to whitewash France’s scramble for Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/22/fnpa-s22.html The NPA cynically claims that, now that the bourgeois “left” Socialist Party rules France, France’s bloody wars in Africa are driven by concern for Africa’s security. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4cd07525-71bf-4a04-9002-2de38eb6b0fD/fnpa-s22.html 2014-09-22T05:00:00Z Obama uses Ebola crisis to “surge” 3,000 troops into West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/17/ebol-s17.html The response to the Ebola epidemic underscores the reliance of US imperialism on its residual military superiority in the second “scramble for Africa”, which pits it against China. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84c02261-e7e5-4197-83c8-51a17da44faL/ebol-s17.html 2014-09-17T05:00:00Z Ebola outbreak grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/13/ebol-s13.html The ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to overwhelm health care workers. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25e86bde-7ff0-44f0-b83b-c924d8075fdC/ebol-s13.html 2014-09-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/12/wkrs-s12.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/447c56bb-9269-4a2e-8ce5-6fc558e55e9H/wkrs-s12.html 2014-09-12T05:00:00Z Cuts to World Health Organization budget intensify Ebola epidemic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/ebol-s05.html Austerity measures imposed after the 2008 crisis have hampered any coordinated international response to the outbreak. Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ea8caaba-6889-4fd7-b97c-94683e42273I/ebol-s05.html 2014-09-05T05:00:00Z US backs new French offensive in Mali http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/frma-a27.html After last year’s military campaign in northern Mali, Paris is launching expanded military operations in West Africa. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1d6525fa-f378-4d48-bf5a-83e15c69e30E/frma-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Clashes in Monrovia, Liberia as West African Ebola epidemic grows http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/22/ebol-a22.html Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced late Tuesday the imposition of a nationwide curfew and quarantines as part of an effort to halt the spread of the Ebola virus. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37c829e8-f890-4315-a28f-cfa58afcfb1F/ebol-a22.html 2014-08-22T05:00:00Z International emergency declared in Ebola outbreak http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/11/ebol-a11.html The Ebola virus has already claimed the lives of nearly a thousand people in West Africa, amid a breakdown of health care systems in the impoverished region. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49d5cfb8-2b3e-4579-98da-2b09aab5df7O/ebol-a11.html 2014-08-11T05:00:00Z Obama hosts Africa summit amid deepening global crises http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/05/afri-a05.html The summit, convened amid the crises in Gaza, Ukraine and Iraq, is part of a bid to compete with China in the scramble for African markets and resources. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d2f2b35f-0ac8-4bc1-b8b6-2fae431aa90M/afri-a05.html 2014-08-05T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/02/wkrs-a02.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d530128d-0262-4feb-b2fc-bc5b9ddf553P/wkrs-a02.html 2014-08-02T05:00:00Z Ebola epidemic highlights poverty in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/01/ebol-a01.html Sierra Leone has mobilized its military and Liberia has closed its schools in response to the uncontained Ebola outbreak. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2df2b90e-16bf-4e1a-803b-67f48c24e12A/ebol-a01.html 2014-08-01T05:00:00Z Ebola outbreak kills hundreds in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/29/ebol-j29.html Liberia has closed most of its borders in response to an Ebola outbreak that has killed one doctor and infected two others. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9bb43d85-0716-40ed-8a26-495a732962eN/ebol-j29.html 2014-07-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/25/wkrs-j25.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/beb42b1a-2b6e-478a-9aa0-e27cfc7083eB/wkrs-j25.html 2014-07-25T05:00:00Z Ebola outbreak spreads in West Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/09/ebol-j09.html International agencies say that the deadly Ebola virus is spreading out of control in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/89a40a7e-edc1-423e-b078-f2b9ea3371aE/ebol-j09.html 2014-07-09T05:00:00Z One year since the military coup in Egypt http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/pers-j05.html The coup revealed the essential problem of the Egyptian revolution: the chasm between the elemental anger of the Egyptian population and the absence of political leadership. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ceba2c6-e08a-4fb8-8abc-9a79a92d245L/pers-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z US troops have secretly been deployed to Somalia since 2007 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/soma-j05.html Officials made clear that the US intends to escalate its military intervention in the strategic Horn of Africa. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd11310d-6bed-4865-84d3-33ed8b572b3N/soma-j05.html 2014-07-05T05:00:00Z More questions than answers after US commandos seize Benghazi attack suspect http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/beng-j19.html Ahmed Abu Khattala has been living openly in his home district in Benghazi for the past two years, while denying any role in the attack on the US mission in which four died. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2781a8c7-df7c-4bee-909c-7a3bfebda6dC/beng-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/30/wkrs-m30.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 30 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/97fe3d8e-579c-4544-a981-7d2dabfb98dI/wkrs-m30.html 2014-05-30T05:00:00Z South African miners speak: “We are striking so our children don’t also end up with nothing” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/29/safr-m29.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> conducted an interview with two South African miners. Thu, 29 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3321b47b-ec37-4c3d-9c44-b36f1027da3F/safr-m29.html 2014-05-29T05:00:00Z Libya plunging towards civil war http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/liby-m27.html The coup bid by retired general Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army killed at least 79 and wounded more than 140 in attacks in the eastern port city of Benghazi and the capital Tripoli. Tue, 27 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d3e29cae-4cd9-4c3b-b35c-28cfc3d8443D/liby-m27.html 2014-05-27T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/wkrs-m23.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 23 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/52e5bda0-9863-4a60-b0f5-3810e1fb1deN/wkrs-m23.html 2014-05-23T05:00:00Z CIA-linked general launches Libya coup bid http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/20/liby-m20.html General Khalifa Haftar launched his armed actions as the Pentagon positioned a US Marine task force for a possible intervention. Tue, 20 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d6800ba1-cbce-423a-89a6-a0b4ab7b661C/liby-m20.html 2014-05-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/16/wkrs-m16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cae48b08-1096-4888-b4c5-1bc084d4df3H/wkrs-m16.html 2014-05-16T05:00:00Z Washington sends military personnel to Nigeria http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/08/nige-m08.html The Obama administration has seized upon the vicious kidnapping of Nigerian school girls to provide the cover of a “moral crusade” for an escalating US and European military intervention in Africa. Thu, 08 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/565962a0-8588-46ed-8503-a35695887f9A/nige-m08.html 2014-05-08T05:00:00Z EU Africa summit plans increased European military intervention in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/17/euaf-a17.html The summit dispatched more troops to the French-led war in the Central African Republic, amid a broader escalation of European imperialist intervention in Africa. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03666cf3-4d11-42c7-b8e2-13465156b8eL/euaf-a17.html 2014-04-17T05:00:00Z South Africa’s platinum strike in its 10th week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/10/scab-a10.html Some 70,000 members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union have been on strike at the three largest platinum producers since January 23. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/72878ff4-378c-47c3-b62a-091897247d7L/scab-a10.html 2014-04-10T05:00:00Z South African police evidence in tatters as Marikana Commission enters phase two http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/safr-a04.html At the Farlam Inquiry into the police murder of 34 striking miners in Marikana, evidence was heard that the victims were surrendering when they were killed. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c448be45-9522-4e30-b0b3-27b2985d845J/safr-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z ANC and its competitors stir up racialism in advance of South African elections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/safr-a03.html Some 500 people joined an African National Congress march in Cape Town on March 26 to demand better sanitation, housing and land from the ruling Democratic Alliance. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/02d286fd-4103-44ee-9d5e-daf5ea2f340N/safr-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/21/wkrs-m21.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43a95814-e807-4884-ae10-b3084fdc3a7A/wkrs-m21.html 2014-03-21T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/14/wkrs-m14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/795ed82a-3c8b-4866-88cb-7ed76964d90K/wkrs-m14.html 2014-03-14T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/28/wkrs-f28.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3f6b355-6f86-4d03-9fb6-0744954ae8dK/wkrs-f28.html 2014-02-28T05:00:00Z North West police commissioner appears before inquiry into Marikana massacre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/27/mari-f27.html Evidence belies the testimony of Police Commissioner Zukiswa Mbombo that the massacre at the Lonmin mine in 2012 was not a premeditated bloodbath. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3b74b6b5-d968-4e06-9d89-2f050cea1f2D/mari-f27.html 2014-02-27T05:00:00Z Freed “illegal” miners face imprisonment and deportation in South Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/24/safr-f24.html Abandoned mines around Johannesburg, often improperly secured by mining companies, are a magnet for laid-off workers, and the sites of numerous fatalities. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/db17dc07-1a77-4a48-b878-385230b2054N/safr-f24.html 2014-02-24T05:00:00Z South African unions vie for control of militant workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/20/safr-f20.html This is first in a two-part comment on the manoeuvres of South Africa’s trade unions to contain the growth of militancy in the working class. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e80a634c-d3fe-429e-b2f9-ef764dcd4b2C/safr-f20.html 2014-02-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/14/wkrs-f14.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7854d994-28a2-4ba9-ae03-ff717e906cdF/wkrs-f14.html 2014-02-14T05:00:00Z Robert McBride appointed as South Africa police watchdog: The ANC’s “answer” to police brutality http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/mcbr-f11.html Police brutality is rising amid protests that show no sign of abating. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1e729d55-9e61-422a-a30e-d80b0f38f7fH/mcbr-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z South Africa: Economic Freedom Fighters target voters fed up with African National Congress http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/29/safr-j29.html The EFF, led by ex-ANC leader Julius Malema, have targeted North West province's Madibeng municipality over water shortages amid the district’s worst drought in 80 years. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/54429689-1824-41c2-be40-498bfa52f30B/safr-j29.html 2014-01-29T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/24/wkrs-j24.html The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/808b8c2c-258d-4791-bc40-cc747e2c12cF/wkrs-j24.html 2014-01-24T05:00:00Z Japanese PM’s aggressive diplomatic push in Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/16/japa-j16.html The trip was aimed at expanding Japanese influence in Africa and curbing China’s presence in this strategically vital region. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36fcb770-a5a2-4b80-9637-73893402ca2G/japa-j16.html 2014-01-16T05:00:00Z Hundreds drown fleeing continued fighting in South Sudan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/15/suda-j15.html As many as 300 people drowned when an overloaded ferry that they had boarded to flee fighting in the city of Malakal sank Tuesday in the White Nile. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c79d76d3-bdc6-48bd-a08c-fa1ce393ce8H/suda-j15.html 2014-01-15T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/01/10/wkrs-j10.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95bf4cb8-af81-4f3d-a691-bb9c9a20d65F/wkrs-j10.html 2014-01-10T05:00:00Z Attempt at ceasefire as military buildup continues in South Sudan http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/28/suda-d28.html What is portrayed as a conflict within the world’s newest state is part of the imperialist balkanisation of Sudan to control its oil and mineral wealth. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/de3e4d6d-cd65-47ca-b7a0-b2153384f37H/suda-d28.html 2013-12-28T06:00:00Z US military forces mobilised amid South Sudan crisis http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/24/ssud-d24.html A possible US-led intervention force is being readied in the context of heightened great power rivalries across Africa. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 06:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce11be9d-f198-4342-ba05-ec91e99ff41L/ssud-d24.html 2013-12-24T06:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/20/wkrs-d20.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c4a9a79f-c4a9-4c59-ab58-20d5c98332cK/wkrs-d20.html 2013-12-20T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/13/wkrs-d13.html <em>The World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/41dc3fad-141f-4521-bea4-805fc028393H/wkrs-d13.html 2013-12-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/22/wkrs-n22.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5814a70-85d0-4d97-857b-91c758f4e21L/wkrs-n22.html 2013-11-22T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe and Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/08/wkrs-n08.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abebe75b-9253-4ae8-9216-cb54fd44883K/wkrs-n08.html 2013-11-08T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/25/wkrs-o25.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2e6e6d64-a8d9-41d6-8a60-4ec1f32930eA/wkrs-o25.html 2013-10-25T05:00:00Z France to intensify military intervention in Central African Republic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/24/cent-o24.html As sectarian fighting intensifies against the Seleka groups that seized power with French and US support in March, Paris is intervening to prop up the regime. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/870b7bde-2f2c-45db-9baf-1293b7463ffO/cent-o24.html 2013-10-24T05:00:00Z Libyan prime minister abducted in retaliation for US raid on Tripoli http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/11/liby-o11.html The kidnapping highlighted the impotence of the neo-colonial regime set up by NATO after the war in Libya two years ago. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/36c8eb82-52df-4ae3-a90d-074e6202251A/liby-o11.html 2013-10-11T05:00:00Z US raids Libya and Somalia, capturing alleged Al Qaeda planner http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/07/afri-o07.html US forces raided the Somali town of Barawe and the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where they captured alleged Al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Liby. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4876782e-0c15-4744-a6bb-211737393a6O/afri-o07.html 2013-10-07T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/04/wkrs-o04.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bf5b41d8-00d5-4cc4-b094-36b3085bc73A/wkrs-o04.html 2013-10-04T05:00:00Z Fighting continues for third day in Nairobi, Kenya mall attack http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/24/kenya-s24.html Kenyan authorities claimed to have retaken a Nairobi mall stormed by Al Shabab militants as Western officials and media warned of the spread of similar attacks. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/878c2ecc-2d48-4e95-a3dd-76a5cf512adL/kenya-s24.html 2013-09-24T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/13/wkrs-s13.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/960f7507-32ae-4b19-9234-9bfc2476d6bN/wkrs-s13.html 2013-09-13T05:00:00Z Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/16/wkrs-a16.html The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74550a89-d63c-4dfb-881a-1245268d9b0H/wkrs-a16.html 2013-08-16T05:00:00Z Mali holds presidential election amid ongoing French intervention http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/09/mali-a09.html The election was organized in order to provide a pseudo-democratic rationale for France's invasion and ongoing neo-colonial occupation of Mali. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a2e8a57-af92-4351-a9a8-85037bd5378G/mali-a09.html 2013-08-09T05:00:00Z