Africa

End rural slavery in South Africa!

End rural slavery in South Africa!

During the month of November last year, the world watched farm workers strikes, particularly those working in vineyards in the Western Cape Province, in South Africa. They were protesting against exploitation and poor working and living conditions on farms, demanding...

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The Weirdness Closes In

The Weirdness Closes In

On the face of it, Mamphela Ramphele's long political Calvary has not seemed so strange. It has been clear ever since she returned to South Africa, flushed with neoliberal propaganda and plugging effortlessly into the right-wing smear campaign against President Mbeki,...

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All That Is Solid Melts Into Sewage

February 14, 2013 The hyenas awake! (Apologies to actually existing hyenas, who are deeply impressive and sexually progressive beasts apart from their scrawny hind-legs.) The cannibals are sharpening their carving-knives! The vultures circle in the sunset! The...

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Angola helps out Portugal | by Augusta Conchiglia

Angola helps out Portugal | by Augusta Conchiglia

The former colony has become an unexpected source of jobs and investment for Portugal in the global downturn. Angola is Sub-Saharan Africa’s third largest economy, after South Africa and Nigeria (1). It is already one of Africa’s biggest oil producers, with an average...

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