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Amílcar Cabral: Liberator, theorist, and educator

Amílcar Cabral: Liberator, theorist, and educator

Listen to the article here thanks to Liberation Audio! Introduction Amílcar Lopes da Costa Cabral was born September 12, 1924 in Bafatá, Guinea-Bissau, one of Portugal’s African colonies. On January 20, 1973--48 years ago today--Cabral was murdered by fascist...

Five imperialist myths about China’s role in Africa

Five imperialist myths about China’s role in Africa

Setting the stage for "great power confrontation" That China is a rising power is undeniable. Since its founding in 1949, the People’s Republic of China has undergone several substantial economic and social policy changes, in response to both the evolving domestic...

Train wreck exposes role of imperialism in Cameroon

Train wreck exposes role of imperialism in Cameroon

On October 21, 2016, a train derailed in Cameroon killing at least 79 and injuring over 500 people. Heavy rain had washed out the road between Douala and Yaounde. Extra cars had been added to the train, but it was still over crowded. In the immediate aftermath, there...

What’s behind Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria?

What’s behind Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria?

In another sign that the Western media’s acknowledgement of Africa never exceeds the occasional glance and more-or-less always comports with the “dark continent” image of slums, savages and death,  the unjustifiable massacre of 12 civilians at Charlie Hebdo became the...

What or who will #BringBackOurGirls?

What or who will #BringBackOurGirls?

#BringBackOurGirls has gone massively viral in the social media world, as people around the globe clamor for action to save hundreds of school-age girls abducted from their school in Nigeria. The girls were abducted by the group Boko Haram, a self-described Muslim...