President Muhammadu Buhari is the winner of the 2019 presidential election, held on February 23, having officially had 15 miliion as against 11 million votes garnered by his capitalist main challenger Atiku Abubakar of the PDP. Actually, there were 71 presidential candidates. But, electorally, the other candidates were hardly in contest as,...


Since 22 February, Algerians have been protesting against their sick, frail, president who is standing for a fifth term of office. President Boutefika had a stroke in 2013 and has seldom been seen in public since. He cannot speak or walk but remains in office as a puppet figure fronting a corrupt and autocratic elite, widely known as...


The presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which were supposed to be held in 2016, finally took place on December 30th 2018. As suggested by the title in a recent edition of the Lutte Socialiste, “The departure of Kabila is not enough to bring real change”. Our assessment, however, turned out...


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...


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