On Thursday, a reported 750,000 public sector workers went on a nationwide strike in Tunisia, called by the UGTT (General Union of Tunisian Workers, the main trade union organisation) against the pay freeze and other austerity policies imposed by the IMF, in collaboration with the current government of Youssef Chahed. Public services were...


A three day general strike in Zimbabwe was set in motion on 14 January in response to the deteriorating economic situation in the country. Called by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and local activists the strike was in protest against the 150 per cent fuel price hike announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on 12 January.


Sudan has been rocked by extensive anti-government protests since December 19, unprecedented in their geographic scope and duration. People in the diaspora have come out in large numbers worldwide in front of Sudanese embassies to showcase their...


The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP), the South African section of the CWI, held a National Committee meeting, in Johannesburg, at the beginning of September. Delegates discussed the working class responses to the attacks of the Ramaphosa ANC government, the birth of a new socialist trade union federation (SAFTU), the possible launching of a...


President Alassane Dramane Ouattara (ADO) has been in power in Côte d’Ivoire for the last 8 years. During the presidential election campaign of 2010, he promised an improvement in the social conditions of the country’s most disadvantaged sections of the population through his slogan “ADO SOLUTIONS”. With regard to education, he...


The population of the mining town of Jerada, in northeastern Morocco, has been mobilised for more than three months against misery, economic marginalization and state repression. Last December 22nd, the death of two brothers, Houcine and Jedouane, in a disused underground coal well, transformed a latent anger into an open revolt. In the...


We women in Nigeria live in utter privation. We still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, schools and in society - such as the refusal to legalize abortion (abortion rights), divorce rights, rape/harassment and so on. All these cannot be disconnected from the capitalist system - a system that reinforces patriarchy and creates...


Inside two months following his election as ANC president at the party’s December 2017 national conference, Cyril Ramaphosa has realised the ambition he reportedly set himself whilst still at high school according to a close childhood friend – to become the country’s president. If his victory in the ANC presidential succession race...


CWI Sudanese comrade, Mohammed Satti, was released yesterday night, Thursday 2 February. He was detained by the state for over two weeks for his participation in an anti-regime demonstration in the capital, Khartoum. Mohamed was brought home by a police car at around 9.30pm local time.


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