Day Zero is Already Here for Cape Town’s Poor
Cape Town, South Africa is experiencing a drought so severe that the local government has announced the city’s water taps will be shut off indefinitely in 2019. However, for the city’s Black and poor residents, the water emergency has been a reality for years.
Robert BelanoMarch 30, 2018
Seven years after the fall of Ben Ali, Tunisians continue to take to the streets
Since the beginning of the week, the protests in Tunisia have multiplied. The underlying reason is the austerity budget, announced on January 1 in a country already ravaged by the rise of precarious work and unemployment. In the last seven years, the economic situation has become progressively worse. Friday’s protests were smaller than those of the previous few days, but the police crackdown was just as brutal. More protests are planned for Sunday, the seventh anniversary of the fall of Ben Ali.
Sadek BasnackiJanuary 14, 2018
Political Crisis and the Role of the Left in South Africa
Today the South African Congress held a no-confidence vote to decide whether President Jacob Zuma should step down or not. The result of the vote was: 177 YES, 198 NO, 9 abstentions. This means that President Jacob Zuma stays in office. The following interview with Julian Sauls, member of APDUSA, was conducted a few weeks ago.
Left VoiceAugust 8, 2017
The Thought of Walter Rodney: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
Why are African countries “underdeveloped”? And how did the imperialist plunder of the continent begin? Was slavery a product of racism?
Kofi ShakurJune 7, 2017