Youth Activist Kidnapped by Congo's Secret Police
Friends of the Congo's Kambale Musavuli discusses how the United States has supported Congo's President Joseph Kabila despite human rights abuses

  December 31, 2015

Why Are Parts of Nigeria's Ruling Elite Supporting Boko Haram?
United Action for Democracy's Baba Aye explains how Boko Haram rose with the support of Nigeria's ruling elite and how there is now evidence pointing to their influence in the Nigerian Army and political establishment

  December 31, 2015

The African Origins of Christmas
Historian, author, and educator Anthony Browder summarizes the African origins of Christmas

  December 24, 2015

Is the African Union a Western Front for Civil War in Burundi?
Executive editor and founder of Black Agenda Report discusses the latest in the apparent civil war in Burundi describing much of the problem as originating in Western/outside influences.

  January 1, 2016

Rwanda's Kagame Eligible for Third Term Despite Civil Society Crackdowns
Rwanda genocide survivor Claude Gatebuke says the U.S., which spends $200 million a year on the Rwandan government, is starting to see president Paul Kagame more as a liability than an asset

  December 21, 2015

What's Fueling Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria?
Baba Aye of Nigeria's United Action for Democracy argues that the West's obsession with military solutions will ensure the dominance of groups like ISIS

  November 22, 2015

What's Fueling Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria?
Baba Aye of Nigeria's United Action for Democracy argues that the West's obsession with military solutions will ensure the dominance of groups like ISIS

  November 22, 2015

South African Students Demand Free University Education While Building a Broad Front (2/2)
Vishwas Satgar of The University of the Witwatersrand, says peaceful and disciplined student protests over several weeks have brought about a concession from the ANC on tuition fees, yet the demands for labor rights on campus remain unmet

  November 4, 2015

South African Students Demand Free University Education While Building a Broad Front (1/2)
Vishwas Satgar of The University of the Witwatersrand says peaceful and deciplined student protests over several weeks have brought about a concession from the ANC on tuition fees, yet the demands for labor rights on campus remain unmet

  November 3, 2015

African Leaders at the UN Speak for Imperialism, Not Our Continent, Says Activist
Analysts and activists Ajamu Baraka and Andile Mngxitama discuss subversion of African attempts for liberation at the United Nations

  September 29, 2015

Majd Kayyal & The Trial of Hissene Habre
This week on teleSUR's The Global African, we talk to Palestinian activist Majd Kayyal about the importance of forging solidarity with the African American struggle and we also look at the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre.

  September 27, 2015

Did the UN Meet Its 2015 Water & Sanitation Goals for Sub-Saharan Africa?
UMass-Amherst PERI's Leonce Ndikumana says resource-rich economies like Nigeria need to reform tax codes to make real impacts on poverty

  October 12, 2015

Presidential Guard Behind the Coup in Burkina Faso
The coup is about the new election rules that exclude former members of the Compaore government from standing for the election next month

  September 18, 2015

The Global African - Labor Day and Canada's Relationship with Africa
Host Bill Fletcher looks at the state of the worker today and the overlooked relationship between Canada and Africa. Watch more on teleSUR

  September 7, 2015

Obama's Africa Trip & Legacy of Colonialism in Puerto Rico
Telesur's The Global African looks at President Obama's recent trip to Africa and the debt crisis in Puerto Rico

  August 16, 2015

The Struggle for Justice Inside South Africa
Telesur's The Global African looks at the split inside the South African Labor Movement

  August 8, 2015

What Obama Didn't Say in His African Union Address
American policies have left the masses of Africa behind and propped up strongmen, says Executive Director of Friends of the Congo Maurice Carney

  July 30, 2015

The Global African: Cook Up & Peace in Mali
Telesur's The Global African talks to Baltimore's D. Watkins about his path from drug dealer to acclaimed writer, and then examines a recent peace deal signed in Mali.

  July 27, 2015

5 Things You Can't Do In Angola
Regional Advocacy Director for Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) Muluka Miti-Drummond discusses the state of state repression in Angola.

  July 23, 2015

The Confluence of African Politics: Brazil, Cuba and the U.S.
Author and scholar Dr. Ollie Johnson discusses his recent work on Africans in Brazil and Malcolm X's Relationship to the Cuban Revolution

  July 17, 2015

The Birth of Patrice Lumumba and the Assassination of a Free Africa
Congolese human rights advocate and Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo Kambale Musavuli talks about the 90th birthday of slain revolutionary Patrice Lumumba and the continuing negative impact of that assassination on all of Africa

  July 2, 2015

The Big Lie Behind the Eritrean Exodus Across the Mediterranean
Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, says there are various nationalities among the boatloads of migrants crossing the Mediterranean claiming to be Eritrians

  June 10, 2015

The 10 Million Dollar FIFA Scandal in South Africa
Centre for Civil Society's Patrick Bond says revelations of corruption for 2010 World Cup host South Africa are emblematic of much deeper and troubling political problems

  June 5, 2015

The Global African: The State of Black Workers & Violence in Burundi
TeleSUR's The Global African explores the state of black workers in the U.S. & the turmoil in Burundi

  May 24, 2015

Post Conflict Fragile States, Will They Overcome?
Leonce Ndikumana, director of the African Policy Program at the Political Economy Research Institute, says aid and timing coupled with a national economic development strategy by sector is required for success

  May 22, 2015

EU Plans to Destroy Migrant Boats Leaving Libya
Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, says Europe is shifting from humanitarian assistance to a military blockade.

  May 19, 2015

The Global African: Land Grabs in Ethiopia & The Legacy of Belgian Colonization
TeleSUR's The Global African looks at land theft in Ethiopia & the connection between Belgian colonization and HIV in the Congo.

  May 17, 2015

20% of Africans Live in Post-Conflict Fragile States
Leonce Ndikumana, director of the African Policy Program at the Political Economy Research Institute, says poverty, inequality, weak institutions, and low development in general undermine efforts to accelerate economic development.

  May 18, 2015

The Wailing of Western Sahara
Michael Ratner, who returned from a refugee camp and a film festival in Western Sahara, explains the struggle for life, liberty and self-determination by the Saharawi people.

  May 10, 2015

Ethiopia Accuses Eritrea of Backing al-Shabaab
Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report says the allegation that Eritrea has funded or armed al-Shabaab is ridiculous; the Eritrean government is probably the most scrupulously secular state on the continent

  April 14, 2015

Nigerians Deliver a Peaceful Electoral Victory to Buhari
Idayat Hassan, Director of the Center for Democracy and Development says Buhari's peaceful victory is being celebrated by Nigerians

  April 5, 2015

Nigerians Head to the Polls Amid Rising Tensions
With several court challenges in the works, the elections are highly contested and posses a threat to the PDP rule, says Associate Professor Zachariah Mampilly of Vassar College

  March 27, 2015

Congolese Youth Fight Against President's Attempt to Extend Term Limits
With more than 40 dead after protests against Congolese President Joseph Kabila's attempt to stay in power, Friends of the Congo representatives and a Congolese youth organizer discuss what's at stake for the country's citizens

  March 16, 2015

Making Sense of Boko Haram Attacks on Nigerian Civilians (2/2)
The Nigerian government's requests for assistance in fighting Boko Haram is ignored by the international community, says Nii Akuetteh

  January 13, 2015

Making Sense of Boko Haram Attacks on Nigerian Civilians (1/2)
Nii Akuetteh, analyst of African and international affairs, says it is difficult to decipher what Boko Haram is expecting to achieve by mass killing of civilians

  January 13, 2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Calls for "Decisive Action" Against the Rwandan Rebels
Kambale Musavuli, spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo, says US pressure is behind the call for action by Ban Ki-moon, and that there are political options for dealing with the FDLR

  January 8, 2015

Part 3: From South Africa to the United States: The Continuity of Black Consciousness Movements
Legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariefdien and Dr. Rico Chapman continue to discuss the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States with iMixWhatILike host, Dr. Jared Ball

  January 11, 2015

Scale and Consequences of Capital Flight from Africa
Leonce Ndikumana, Director of the African Development Policy Program at the Political Economy Research Institute, discusses the problems and the solutions to capital flight from Africa

  January 8, 2015

iMixWhatILike | From South Africa to the United States: The Continuity of Black Consciousness Movements (Part 1)
Jared Ball hosts legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariedien and Dr. Rico Chapman discuss the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States.

  December 19, 2014

Is This What Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Looks Like?
Dimitri Lascaris on the case against Nevsun Resources, a Canadian mining company whose appalling labour record in Eritrea was brought to court by a consortium of Canadian Law firms

  December 2, 2014

Who is Behind the Ousting of President Compaore in Burkina Faso?
Burkinabe people have a history of revolutions - once the social and political engine started, it could not be stopped, says Dr. Gnaka Lagoke and Paul Sankara, brother of revolutionary Thomas Sankara

  November 14, 2014

The Neoliberal Outbreak of Ebola
Evolutionary biologist Robert Wallace says the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is better explained by Western-driven policy than indigenous cultural practices

  October 31, 2014

Ebola: A Disease of Extraordinary Poverty (2/2)
Enormous public health crisis in poorest countries due to increasing social inequality, says Allyson Pollock, professor of public health research and policy at Queen Mary University of London

  October 31, 2014

Ebola: A Disease of Extraordinary Poverty (1/2)
Public health expert Allyson Pollock explains how poverty, sanitation and infrastructure contribute to Ebola's death toll in West Africa

  October 27, 2014

IMF & World Bank Policies Responsible For Weakening Health Systems in West Africa
After emerging from colonialism, many nations in the African continent were forced to accept economic arrangements that allowed multinational corporations to overwhelmingly benefit from the wealth and resources of the region, says policy analyst and activist Nii Akuetteh

  October 20, 2014

Ebola - Myths and Reality
Dr Lawrence Brown explains the roots of conspiracy theories that are fueling distrust of medical professionals in the current Ebola outbreak

  October 14, 2014

What's Behind the Ebola Crises and are U.S. Americans at Risk?
In an interview with Telesur's The Global African, Johns Hopkins Infectious Disease Program co-director Taha E. Taha discusses the roots of the Ebola crisis and what can be done about it. Courtesy of Telesur

  October 3, 2014

The History of Medical Exploitation in Africa - Harriet Washington on the Ebola Outbreak (2/2)
Medical ethicist Harriet Washington says that the media-driven narrative of African fear ignores the untrustworthiness of the health care system

  August 9, 2014

Three Union Leaders Shot Dead in South Africa
The young NUMSA shop stewards were targeted by "reactionary forces" after a 4 week strike, says the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

  August 8, 2014

The Politics of the Ebola Serum - Harriet Washington on the Ebola Outbreak (1/2)
Medical ethicist Harriet Washington explains why most pharmaceuticals companies decline to produce drugs for the developing world yet use it for clinical testing

  August 6, 2014

Nigerians Must Defend Themselves, Oppose the State of Emergency and US Intervention (3/3)
Baba Aye: Workers and youth should defend their communities against Boko Haram but should also oppose the government's state of emergency which is used to bolster the rule of a corrupt elite

  July 27, 2014

Big Oil and the Nigerian Frankenstein (2/3)
Baba Aye: Western oil companies have been getting away with murder, backing a self-serving local elite that enriches itself, creating the conditions for the rise of Boko Haram

  July 21, 2014

Is the New BRICS Bank a Challenge to US Global Financial Power?
Michael Hudson and Leo Panitch discuss and debate the significance of the new international development bank created by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa

  July 17, 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram Born of Poverty and Elite Politics (1/3)
Baba Aye: Boko Haram is a product of desperate poverty in the North East of Nigeria and a reflection of elite politics played with the mask of ethnicity

  July 16, 2014

220,000 Metal Workers on Strike in South Africa
Patrick Bond: Workers are demanding higher wages and an end to neoliberal ANC policies

  July 7, 2014

New Challenges Ahead for South African Labor after Platinum Miners End Five Month Long Strike
Patrick Bond: South African platinum workers will see a pay increase by 2017, but opponents are now attempting to limit their ability to to strike again

  June 24, 2014

U.S. Renews Aid to Sisi-led Egypt Despite Ongoing Political Repression
Sherief Gaber says the U.S. has renewed support for the Sisi-headed government in Egypt in spite of its unprecedented crackdown on press and human rights

  June 24, 2014

Congolese President Pushing Constitutional Changes To Allow For Third Term
Maurice Carney gives an update on these efforts by Joseph Kabila, and explains who stands to gain from a third term under the current president

  June 11, 2014

U.S. Policy In Africa Is About Advancing Its Own Strategic Interests - TRNN Webathon Panel
Glen Ford and Kambale Musavuli discuss the history of U.S. involvement in Congo and it ongoing imperialist policy throughout Africa

  June 3, 2014

How Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Became Propaganda for Imperial Policy
Glen Ford: Western intervention aims to make region malleable to neoliberal economic policies and further militarize the continent

  May 19, 2014

Boko Haram Kidnappings An Excuse For The U.S. To Further Entrench Itself In Africa
Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Ajamu Baraka explains how the 2011 NATO intervention into Libya empowered Boko Haram, and discusses the real motives behind U.S. engagement in Nigeria

  May 15, 2014

Despite Growing Discontent, ANC Victorious in South African Elections
Patrick Bond: A serious challenge to South Africa's ANC still several years away

  May 8, 2014

The Roots of Nigeria's Chaos
Nnimmo Bassey: Years of Western-backed military dictatorship and unfettered plunder by oil companies have created enormous disparity in wealth and a corrupt political elite - a breeding ground for extremism

  May 6, 2014

South African Platinum Miner's Struggle Challenges ANC Leadership
Patrick Bond: 2012 Marikana massacre and the militancy of the miners is changing the face of South African politics

  April 20, 2014

Rwanda 20 Years Later: Genocide, Western Plunder of Congo, and President Kagame
Twenty years after the Rwandan genocide, survivor & activist Claude Gatebuke and filmmaker Andre Vltchek discuss what was really behind America's decision not to intervene, and its ongoing support for Rwandan President Paul Kagame

  April 8, 2014

ICC Convicts Congo Warlord, What Are the Right Steps For Peace?
Leonce Ndikumana: The peace process in the Great Lakes region of Africa must be driven by Africans with the international community playing a supporting role

  March 17, 2014

U.S. Christian Right Behind Anti-Gay Law Passed in Uganda
Rev. Kapya Kaoma: New Ugandan law that makes homosexual acts punishable by life imprisonment was modeled after the talking points of right- wing U.S. evangelicals

  February 25, 2014

Did the ANC Make a Faustian Bargain? - Danny Schechter on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
Mr. Schechter analyzes the difficult circumstances that led Mandela to make major compromises in their program after taking power in South Africa

  February 13, 2014

Mandela and Neoliberal Economics in South Africa - Danny Schechter (2/3)
Mr. Schechter tells Paul Jay that under tremendous external pressure, the ANC gave up its plans to nationalize the mining sector

  February 12, 2014

Activism In My DNA - Danny Schechter on Reality Asserts Itself (1/3)
In this RAI he tells Paul Jay about the fight against apartheid and meeting and chronicling Mandela in South Africa.

  February 11, 2014

80,000 South African Platinum Miners Strike For A Living Wage
Patrick Bond: Mine workers strike and moving away from the African National Conference could signal a reconfiguration of the left in South Africa

  January 29, 2014

The Legacy of Colonialism in Central African Republic
Emira Woods: Not much has changed since the country became independent from France in 1960, as resources remain under the control of external actors, particularly multinational mining corporations (2/2)

  January 27, 2014

Why the EU Sent Troops to Central African Republic
Emira Woods: CAR's post-colonial history is riddled with French business interest collaborating with corrupt despots

  January 27, 2014

Extreme Inequality Drags South Africa's Economic Growth
Leonce Ndikumana: 47 percent of South Africans live in poor conditions, inevitably leading to a drag on growth in the economy

  January 27, 2014

Is Stability Possible in the Congo in 2014?
Maurice Carney: Major strides for peace in the Congo have emerged and will continue if the United States pressures neighboring countries like Uganda and Rwanda from intentionally destabilizing the central African country

  December 18, 2013

Schechter: Mandela and the ANC Brought Real Political Changes to Post- Apartheid South Africa
Author and filmmaker Danny Schechter says although the ANC's political choices included compromises with neoliberalism, it should not be used to discount Mandela's achievements

  December 16, 2013

Will Foreign Troops Help Quell Violence in the Central African Republic?
France sends 1,000 troops into the Central African Republic as violence continues to escalate

  December 1, 2013

The Defeat of the Rwandan-backed M23 Rebels is a First Step To Peace in the DRC
Maurice Carney: Activists and independent media played a key role in pushing the US to demand Rwanda stop supporting the M23 rebels

  November 5, 2013

Nigeria Overtakes South Africa as Continent's Largest Economy
Leonce Ndikumana: Nigeria revises economic data and will displace S.A. as Africa's largest economy.

  November 4, 2013

Another Problem from Hell? Adelson and Wiesel laud Rwanda's Kagame
Billionaire right-wing donor Sheldon Adelson and Elie Wiesel celebrate Rwandan strongman at TV rabbi's genocide panel

  October 7, 2013

Deadly Mall Attack Linked to Kenya's Role in US-led Global War on Terror
Kenya's Deadly Westgate Mall Attack In Context

  September 24, 2013

Donors Attribute Africa's Economic Growth to Aid, But Numbers Tell Different Story
Leonce Ndikumana: While increased aid to Africa is only a small fraction of resources, donors attempt to take credit for Africa's economic euphoria

  August 19, 2013

South Africa's Largest Union on the Verge of Major Split
Patrick Bond: South Africa trade unions become magnets for capital as an ideological confict masked as a sex scandal threatens to fracture union behind the one-year-old massacre

  August 18, 2013

The Rise of Chinese Influence in Africa
Leonce Ndikumana: China invests in building Africa's infrastructure, but fails to employ local labor

  August 5, 2013

Mandela Embodied the Victories and Failures of the South African Liberation Struggle
Glen Ford: Were the compromises made to avoid bloodshed responsible for the poverty and suffering that continues today?

  June 27, 2013

Obama and the Militarisation of Africa
Emira Woods PT2: Under the "war on terror" framework, the US and AFRICOM are beefing up pro-US militaries across Africa

  June 25, 2013

Mandela Led Fight Against Apartheid, But Not Against Extreme Inequality
Patrick Bond: Mandela deserves great credit for ending racial apartheid in South Africa, but his legacy includes the continuation of mass poverty

  December 5, 2013

Heads of UN and World Bank Visit Congo - Fail to Hold Rwanda and Uganda Accountable
World Bank head Jim Yong Kim and UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon visit Congo on May 25th, supporting a framework for peace agreement that was engineered by Uganda and Rwanda, Western allies that are accused of backing rebel armies committing war crimes in Congo

  May 20, 2013

UN Sanctioned Congo "Intervention Brigades" Complement US Africa Strategy
Maurice Carney: 3,000 member force intervention will further militarize Congo; US has power to sanction rebel-backers Rwanda and Uganda, but will not because they are allies in American AFRICOM strategy

  April 24, 2013

Du Bois, Garvey and Pan Africanism
On the 145th anniversary of W.E.B. Du Bois's birth, Anthony Monteiro discusses the opposing views on Pan Africanism of Du Bois and Marcus Garvey

  February 22, 2013

Du Bois and the Soviet Union
On the 145th anniversary of the birth of W.E.B. Du Bois, Anthony Monteiro looks at Du Bois's relationship with the CPUSA and the Soviet Union

  February 23, 2013

South African Platinum Miner's Struggle Creates Political Rupture
Vishwas Satgar: New miners union growing as workers split with ANC supported union; increasing consciousness amongst workers that the issue now is class

  February 26, 2013

Mali and the Africa Land Grab
Sasha Ross: France wants to secure North Mali's rice fields as a food supply for Libya; part of land grabs taking place all over Africa

  February 25, 2013

South Africa and the Resource Curse
Patrick Bond: Mining interests are a powerful force shaping African politics

  February 14, 2013

US Protects Rwandan and Ugandan Interference in Congo
Maurice Carney: US policy is seeking "stability" by militarizing Africa

  January 31, 2013

French Intervention in Mali Violates UN Resolution; Root of Crisis Marginalization of the North
Emira Woods: The French have violated the UN resolution as they defend their resource interests; Africans want a comprehensive aid and political package for Northern Mali

  January 17, 2013

Platinum Miners and Class Struggle in South Africa
Patrick Bond: Platinum miners strike inspires workers across South Africa; Billionaire mine owner becomes deputy head of ANC

  January 10, 2013

UN Approves Intervention in Mali
Nii Akuetteh: France, US, and African Union push resolution for an African led military force to take northern Mali back from militant Islamic forces

  December 23, 2012

Is Susan Rice "Bad for Congo"
Kambale Musavuli: Susan Rice's record on Africa suggests as Secretary of State, she would side with dictators and US allies Rwanda and Uganda against the people of Congo

  December 7, 2012

With US Blessing, Rwanda Backs M23 Rebels in Congo
Kambale Musavuli: Obama ignores legislation he sponsored in US Senate calling for sanctions against countries interfering in the Congo

  November 29, 2012

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