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    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

    The Global African: Top Stories of 2014
    Danny Glover and James Early talk to host Bill Fletcher about some of the most critical events of 2014

      January 22, 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 28, 14

    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 4, 14

    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 19, 14

    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

      November 2, 14

    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, 14

    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 30, 14

    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

      November 7, 14

    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 15, 14

    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 5, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    All Governance in Libya Remains Contested
    Vijay Prashad discusses the current political crisis in Libya as results from the parliamentary elections are soon to be released

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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)

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

    Why Eritrean Asylum Seekers Come to Israel
    Siom Domoz is an asylum seeker from Eritrea and one of the central figures in this week's historic refugee freedom movement in Israel

      October 3, 14

    African Refugees in Israel On Historic Strike
    Tens of thousands of asylum seekers launched a three-day strike, demos outside embassies, and the largest refugee protest in the country's history

      October 3, 14

    Unprecedented Refugee March Sweeps Tel Aviv
    Thousands took to the streets after a week of hundreds of arrests of asylum seekers who marched from Israel's new open-air prison

      December 23, 2013

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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.

      October 3, 14

    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 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

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

      October 3, 14

    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?

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    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

      October 3, 14

    Africa Lost 1.6 Trillion in Capital Flight and Odious Debt Over Forty Years
    Léonce Ndikumana: $619 billion of embezzled capital flight from North Africa with connivance of big banks according to new research

      November 25, 2012

    Fracking Plans Spark Protest In South Africa
    A lift on shale gas exploration moratorium has angered environmentalists

      October 14, 2012

    South African Platinum Miners Win Pay Raise
    Vishwas Satgar: After bloody struggle, breakthrough on wages is an inspiring message to all South African miners and a challenge to ANC and official miners union

      October 3, 14

    South African Miners Strike a Challenge to ANC
    Vishwas Satgar: Government forced to drop murder charges against miners

      October 3, 14

    Israel Denies Food and Entry to 20 Eritrean Refugees
    Israeli activists attempted Tuesday night to reach a group of asylum seekers to deliver them food, before being turned back by IDF soldiers

      October 3, 14

    Mass Murder of Miners and Neo-Liberalism in South Africa
    Vishwas Satgar Pt2: The murder of striking miners reveals that the deep apartheid pattern of the labor market, particularly in the mining industry, has not changed

      September 2, 2012

    Striking South African Miners Charged with Murder After Police Kill 34
    Major challenge to ANC government after reports that many miners were shot in the back, and now murder charges against other miners, no police charged

      August 31, 2012

    Tunisia to Reject Odious Debt
    Leonce Ndikumana: Tunisia to audit foreign debt and reject loans embezzled by former dictator

      October 3, 14

    Africa and the War Against Offshore Finance
    Léonce Ndikumana: To reduce poverty, Africa needs to demand financial transparency as big banks collude with local corruption

      July 26, 2012

    True Cost of Chevron in Angola
    Sizaltina Cutaia, Program Manager at Open Society Institute in Angola on the impact of Chevron

      July 5, 2012

    US Covers Up Rwanda Supported Mutiny in Congo
    Maurice Carney: American ally Rwanda supports rebel troops in Congo

      June 27, 2012

    Incitement Against Refugees leads to Racist Attacks in Israel
    After weeks of violence, incitement against African refugees living in Israel’s poorest neighborhoods led to a race riot and a wave of protests

      October 3, 14

    AFRICOM Expands Mission In Africa
    Maurice Carney: A U.S.-based unit has been selected as the Army’s first “regionally aligned” brigade, and by next year its soldiers could begin conducting operations in Africa.

      October 3, 14

    AFRICOM and the Conflict in Mali
    Nii Akuetteh: Why did US trained officers organize the coup in Mali?

      May 3, 2012

    Sudan's Bashir Threatens War Against South Sudan
    Nii Akuetteh: US wants to use South to gain strategic advantage but China may be the peace broker

      April 24, 2012

    US Supports Election Fraud in Congo
    Kambale Musavuli: US recognizes regime that serves mining and oil companies

      October 3, 14

    Kony 2012 Hides US Support for Repressive Ugandan Regime
    Kambale Musavuli: Uganda responsible for atrocities in Congo, focus on Kony cover for US militarization and support for dictators

      October 3, 14

    Israel Begins Deportation of South Sudanese Refugees
    Despite renewed conflict and UN warnings, Israel begins deporting South Sudanese asylum seekers.

      October 3, 14

    Israel to become biggest jailer of refugees
    Knesset approves plan to jail asylum seekers for longest period of western world in biggest prison

      October 3, 14

    The US, Mining and Dictators in the Congo
    Kambale Musavuli Pt3: People should demand a fundamental change in US policy towards the Congo

      October 3, 14

    Congo: Chaos By Design
    Pt2. Obama makes no significant change in U.S. foreign policy towards Congo

      December 5, 2011

    Moroccans Call for the Ouster of King Mohammed VI
    Firoze Manji: African countries "untouched" by Arab Spring emerge after 30 years of declining income and privatization policies

      October 31, 2011

    US Sends Troops to Uganda - Is it About the Oil?
    Firoze Manji: US sends 100 troops to support Uganda's fight against LRA

      October 27, 2011

    The Legal Basis to Reject Odious Debt
    Léonce Ndikumana and James K. Boyce: International law supports Africa rejecting debts that did not benefit the people

      October 26, 2011

    The Human Cost of Africa's Odious Debt
    Léonce Ndikumana and James K. Boyce: The cost of servicing external odious debt leads to tragic underspending on health care and education

      October 3, 14

    Should Africa Repay its 'Odious' Debts?
    Boyce and Ndikumana, authors of 'Africa's Odious Debts', argue that under international law, debts incurred by dictators should not be enforceable

      October 24, 2011

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