AN INFLAMATORY Nigerian newspaper article connected to the Miss World
contest sparked off bloody religious sectarianism in the northern city
of Kaduna. The fighting later flared in the capital Abuja leaving 215
people dead, 1,200 injured and 12,000 homeless.
On Friday, November 8, 2002, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision
dismissed the appeal of the Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) against the Federal Court of Appeal judgement of 26th July 2002
which had declared as illegal and unconstitutional the guidelines used
by INEC for the registration of...
The 10 October 2002 judgement of the International Court of Justice
(ICJ) conferring ownership of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsular on
Cameroun has been received with shock and disbelief by many Nigerians,
including ordinary working people.
In Kenya 240,000 teachers have entered into their second week of a
national strike action to demand an outstanding salary increment which
they won in 1997 after the teachers paralysed the education system by
going on a nationwide strike. Henry Kosgey, the Minister of Education,
has responded by legally revoking the...
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian affiliate of the
Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), calls on the Nigerian
working people and youth to oppose the planned military action by the US
and its allies aimed at overthrowing the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.
The last day of the Earth Summit completed the humiliation of the ANC
government in what it had hoped would be its finest hour. ‘Civil
society’ delegates walked out in disgust, Colin Powell was shouted down
(when he attacked Zimbabwean president Mugabe), and despite the arrests
of activists for...
ANC government harassment and sabotage cannot stop 30,000 marching. On
Saturday 31 August, anti-globalisation activists were joined by
thousands of workers, the unemployed and landless, who marched from the
poor township of Alexandra outside Johannesburg to the Earth Summit
being held in the exclusive, rich suburb of...
A new, positive development in the struggle for a genuine multi-party
democracy in the country took place on Friday, 26th July, 2002, when the
Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, declared as unconstitutional,
illegal, null and void the guidelines used by the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) in the last...
Farewell OAU. Welcome the AU! With enormous fanfair, pomp and pageantry,
the African Union (AU), the new continental body being established by
African states, was launched in Durban, South Africa, on 15th July,
2002. The AU is replacing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the
regional group formed by the...