Tag Archives: Africa

Climate catastrophe and Covid spurs human catastrophe in the Global South

By Robert Cosgrave  The Covid crisis, reflecting the existing global inequalities of capitalism, hit the Global South, particularly sub-Saharan Africa, with extreme severity. What measly healthcare infrastructure was available crumbled in the face of the virus.  Non-existent safety nets  The economic impact of the crisis has been even greater, and the lack of social safety nets – as limited as ...

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Africa & Covid-19: Capitalism driving a continent into the abyss

By Serge Jordan, International Socialist Alternative (the international socialist organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated to) The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief the profound social inequalities prevailing under modern capitalism. Nowhere more than in Africa. The Global Health Security (GHS) Index is a measured assessment of 195 countries’ capacity and readiness to face outbreaks of infectious ...

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Nigeria- World’s poverty capital- Interview with Nigerian Socialist

Nigeria has been named as the world’s “poverty capital” in 2018. The country has over 80 million extremely poor. In February next year there are elections, in which for the first time, the Socialist Party of Nigeria will be standing candidates. We spoke to Dagga Tolar from Democratic Socialist Movement (our sister organisation in Nigeria). Also read a report on ...

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Africa: Ebola crisis spreads

The news that the United States is to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to build isolation hospitals, while Sierra Leone has implemented a national lock-down to try to contain the Ebola virus underlines how serious the epidemic in West Africa has become.

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The tragedy of Rwanda 1994

Twenty years ago, nearly a million people were massacred in Rwanda. At the time, it went largely unreported. But it was a direct legacy of a century of colonial rule – the French state, under ‘socialist’ president, François Mitterrand, complicit in the genocide.

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