The Algerian regime claimed an overwhelming (and totally unbelievable) 97% ’yes’ vote and 80% turnout in its referendum on a ’peace and reconciliation charter’, held on 29 September. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said this would draw a line under the brutal civil war which erupted in 1992.

The massive turn-out by Nigerians in their hundreds of thousands to a rally called by Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) against the incessant increase in the fuel price and other neo-liberal, anti-poor polices of the Obasanjo led PDP government on Wednesday, 14 September, 2005 is another testimony to the fact...

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