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".

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...

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...

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 December 2002.

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