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Africa Under Fire
Apartheid is a cancer that must be exterminated: Radio Havana Cuba interview with Thomas Sankara

Apartheid is a cancer that must be exterminated: Radio Havana Cuba interview with Thomas Sankara

Translators' introduction The original French text, available here, is a transcription of an oral interview, and it is clear that the person doing the transcription was unsure of a few of the formulations. We therefore did our best to render the text as coherent as...

Walter Rodney: A people’s professor

Walter Rodney: A people’s professor

Introduction In a recent book on the ongoing relevance of Walter Rodney’s work, Karim F. Hirji notes that, “as with scores of progressive intellectuals and activists of the past, the prevailing ideology functions to relegate Rodney into the deepest, almost...

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...