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Has the post-Apartheid bubble burst?

Aljazeera Features Azad Essa Last Modified: 19 Aug 2012 07:00 What began as a typically grating labour dispute between unions and a mining magnate over poor wages and working conditions – the daily grist of fragile labour relations in South Africa – turned quickly into a week of violent clashes with police, talk of death […]

Gold Rush in Haiti! Who will get rich?

Gold Rush in Haiti! Who will get rich? by Haiti Grassroots Watch 5/24/12

Haiti might be “poorest country in the Americas,” but it is also sitting on a gold mine.

New Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe says he’s banking on the wealth in Haiti’s northern mountains to lift the country out of poverty, but if […]

The First Grader

In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran […]

The War We Are Living: Afro-Colombian Women Fight for Their Ancestral Lands

Watch The War We Are Living on PBS. See more from Women War and Peace.

If you ask Colombia’s city dwellers and governing political class, they’ll tell you the country’s 40-year-old civil war is over. But The War We Are […]

Haiti Earthquake: Two Years Later, Where Did The Money Go?

A Haitian woman waiting for a taxi in Potau-Prince looks at earthquake damage on January 9, 2012.

By Donovan Webster, GlobalPost To see where the enormous sums of humanitarian aid directed to Haiti after its catastrophic earthquake in 2010 went, a good place to start is the ocean harbor. That’s where the island’s shore […]

Africa lies naked to euro-American military offensive

The US and its allies are positioned to ‘take’ much of the continent Glen Ford 2011-12-22, Issue 564

As the U.S. and its NATO allies move southward to further consolidate their grip on Africa, following the seizure of Libya and its vast oil fields, most of the continent’s leadership seems to welcome re-absorption into empire. […]

BLOOD COLTAN: Documentary

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During this season of gift giving please remember that every new computerized, electronic item one purchases helps murder 500,000 Congolese residents a month. If you don’t believe me simply do the math. What is 6,000,000 murders divided by 12 years?

Do Mama Afrika a favor and buy as many refurbished […]

Remembering German crimes in Namibia

BBC NEWS 11 October 2011 Last updated at 10:18 ET

Germany refuses to pay reparations for crimes committed during colonial rule

In our series of viewpoints from African journalists, film-maker and columnist Farai Sevenzo asks why there are no memorials to those killed in Namibia during German colonial rule.

According to The Namibian […]

Crisis In The Congo: Uncovering The Truth

Millions of Congolese have lost their lives in a conflict that the United Nations describes as the deadliest in the world since World War Two. United States allies, Rwanda and Uganda, invaded in 1996 the Congo (then Zaire) and again in 1998, which triggered the enormous loss of lives, systemic sexual violence and rape, […]

Omali Yeshitela Speaks at Occupy Wall Street in Oakland

Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist International, founder of the Uhuru Movement and leader of the Black is Back Coalition speaks at Occupy Wall Street in Oakland, California to the People of Color Caucus about struggles of African and Indigenous peoples against U.S. imperialism and Wall Street interests since its inception.

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