Africa

The outcome of the election, now scheduled on February 23, has a lot on stakes, including the state’s control over Nigeria’s oil.

Through the early 90s, the Anglo-Dutch Shell petroleum company egged the Nigerian state to crack down violently on members of the Ogoni community and activists who were protesting the ecological destruction of their homeland by its pipelines and factories

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In this episode, we take a look into the South African students’ protest, and Indian youth march against unemployment and state crackdown on dissent.

In the aftermath of the crackdown on protests against Emmerson Mnangagwa’s austerity policies, the government faces a crisis of legitimacy even as rumors spread of the army’s role in governance increasing

The wage hike of around $55 comes after months of rallies, protests and a one-day general strike last month which brought air transport, bus services and railways to a halt. The government, following an agreement with the IMF, had frozen the salary of public servants

Ahmed El Kheir, who was arrested by the notorious National Intelligence and Security Service, was reported to have died on February 2. His body showed signs of torture. The news of the death led to renewed agitations against the government of Omar al-Bashir

Protests began on Monday after Witwatersrand University failed to fulfill its promise to let students with a particular amount of debt to seek admission and accommodation. Protests also broke out in many parts of the country over financial aid programs for students

Despite the country having rich mineral deposit, most of the citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo live in extreme poverty. However, a new generation of youth are determined to overcome this contradiction and break the culture of plunder.

Protests have been on in Cameroon since October when Paul Biya became president for the seventh time in an election the opposition called rigged. The latest crackdown saw the arrest of opposition leader Maurice Kamto, and firing on protesters

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