THE RECENT decision by the United Nations (UN) to send troops to the
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the latest in a series of
interventions on the continent of Africa, ostensibly to quell ethnic
conflicts and avert a "humanitarian nightmare".
The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife,
Nigeria, on Tuesday, 27th May 2003, suspended four student activists of
the university for one session for leading mass protests against
increments in school fees.
On 22nd April, 2003, the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) announced the re-election of President Olusegun Obasanjo, the
candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second
term. According to the electoral body, Obasanjo polled 24,456,140 votes
or 61.94% of the total valid votes to beat...
Amid growing charges of vote rigging Olusegun Obasanjo seems to be on
course to be declared winner of Nigeria’s bitterly contested 19 April
Presidential election. How stable his rule will be is a very different
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone D, i.e. the
coordinating organ of all Nigerian students in all tertiary institutions
in the South-West states is using this medium to officially solidarise
with millions of the down trodden, oppressed, cheated, victimized,
marginalized people of the world who...
Tuesday 25 February. Thousands of factories closed down, the sky was
without planes, the streets were without public transport, banks and
offices where closed and the printing presses of the daily papers
At least 1,200 enthusiastic members and supporters of the National
Conscience Party (NCP) attended a Lagos rally on 1 February 2003
launching the Nigerian election campaign of the Party. The NCP is the
most radical party standing in the national, state and local elections,
scheduled to start in April.
Rufus Olusesan, a worker, trade union activist, and DSM (Democratic
Socialist Movement - CWI in Nigeria) member, was unjustly and
arbitrarily sacked by the management of Nexans Kabelmetal Nigeria Plc,
Ikeja, Lagos, who on 7 December, 2002. After strike action and an
international campaign he has been reinstated. Eight...
Members of the National Conscience Party (NCP), including members of the
Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), organised an all-Lagos demo on
Wednesday 22 January against the sudden imposition of high "processing"
fees for all election candidates. This is yet another of the hurdles put
in front of the NCP. NCP...
A special congress of the Lagos State chapter of the National Conscience
Party (NCP) was held in Lagos on Monday, 6 January 2003. The main
purpose of the congress was to elect party candidates for the general
elections into the offices of the state governor and deputy governor,
and members of the state house of...
The December 27th General election in Kenya resulted in a massive defeat
of the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and the rise to power of the
National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) which brought together sixteen
opposition parties. The defeat of KANU was historic because it brought
to an end 39 years of KANU’s iron...
The Steel and Engineering Workers’ Union of Nigeria (SEWUN) picketed the
Nexans’ Kabelmetal factory in Lagos on Friday 10 January 2003 to demand
the reinstatement of Rufus Olusesan, a member of the Democratic
Socialist Movement, who was sacked unjustly by the company management in