By Shannon Jones, 9 May 2020
The incompetence and callous disregard for human life by the capitalist authorities in country after country is fueling an upsurge in the class struggle.
By Stephan McCoy, 11 April 2020
An African Union study predicts that some 20 million jobs are at risk in Africa due to the impact of the pandemic.
By our correspondents, 1 October 2019
By Saman Gunadasa, 1 October 2019
Backbreaking work, meagre wages and brutal conditions assure super profits to global conglomerates.
By Eddie Haywood, 20 March 2018
The strikes by university lecturers and staff in Kenya and Nigeria are part of growing labor unrest in Africa and internationally.
By Eddie Haywood, 12 March 2018
At the heart of the walkout are lecturers’ low salaries and overall deteriorating conditions of the Kenyan public university system.
By Eddie Haywood, 5 March 2018
The lecturers have vowed to continue the strike until their demands for increased salaries and funding to upgrade facilities are met by the government.
By Eddie Haywood, 31 October 2017
The poll took place within an atmosphere of police violence and acts of intimidation, which almost certainly originated with forces loyal to incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta.
By Eddie Haywood, 26 October 2017
The economic prospects for East Africa’s top economy, already suffering from a significant slowdown, have dimmed considerably in the crisis-ridden weeks preceding today’s poll.
By Eddie Haywood, 18 October 2017
The news of the protest ban sparked widespread outrage and thousands of people poured onto the streets in defiance of the government edict.
By Eddie Haywood and Thomas Gaist, 17 October 2017
Twin bombings in central areas of Somalia’s capital of MogadishuSaturday killed at least 302 people and injured 300 others, with thedeath toll expected to climb.
By Eddie Haywood, 12 October 2017
Protests spread after parliament passed a measure blocking the Supreme Court from nullifying future polls and giving the president far-reaching control over the electoral process.
By Eddie Haywood, 4 October 2017
Scores of police were deployed across the country to quash demonstrations, leaving one person dead and several injured, with many others beaten and detained.
By Eddie Haywood, 4 September 2017
The unprecedented ruling marked the first time a high court anywhere in Africa has overturned a presidential election result.
By Eddie Haywood, 16 August 2017
Twenty-four people have been killed by police since Friday’s announcement declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner over his challenger, Raila Odinga.
By Eddie Haywood, 12 August 2017
The hotly-contested election for president has been marked by allegations of election fraud and an intensified police state atmosphere.
By Eddie Haywood, 31 May 2017
After multiple delays the union has given the government a final deadline of June 14 to implement the terms agreed to earlier this year before calling another strike.
By Eddie Haywood, 21 March 2017
Few details have been released of the “Return to Work Formula,” which is merely a draft proposal and not a binding agreement.
By Eddie Haywood, 7 March 2017
Five thousand doctors employed in public hospitals across Kenya have been on strike since December, citing low pay and dreadful working conditions.
By Thomas Gaist, 25 July 2015
The US president arrived in Kenya with a mercenary agenda aimed at shoring up US domination over the strategic East African region.
By Thomas Gaist, 4 April 2015
The attack was apparently organized by al Shabaab, a clan-based militia that emerged out of the protracted destruction of Somali society by US imperialism.
By Thomas Gaist, 27 September 2013
The attack has raised uncomfortable questions about the relationship between the US government and Al Qaeda groups such as Al Shabab.
By Thomas Gaist, 24 September 2013
Kenyan authorities claimed to have retaken a Nairobi mall stormed by Al Shabab militants as Western officials and media warned of the spread of similar attacks.
By Alex Lantier, 23 September 2013
Gunmen assaulted the upscale Westgate mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi over the weekend, in an attack claimed by Somalia’s Islamist Al Shabab militia.
By Thomas Gaist, 30 May 2013
The Kenyan president is advancing an agenda of wage cuts and continuing Kenya’s role in the imperialist proxy war in neighboring Somalia.
By Jean Shaoul, 22 May 2013
Thousands of Kenyans are expecting to receive reparations for the abuses they suffered at the hands of British imperialism during the suppression of the Mau Mau resistance movement.
By Jean Shaoul, 12 November 2012
It is estimated that more than 150,000 Kenyans were killed in the suppression of the Mau-Mau uprising that involved ethnic cleansing, concentration camps and widespread torture and murder.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 May 2012
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has released thousands of files it previously claimed were “lost” after Britain withdrew from its former colonies.
By Eddie Haywood, 26 October 2011
Kenya sent military forces into Somalia last week, vowing to fight al-Shabaab militants it blamed for a spate of abductions of foreign nationals.
By Julie Hyland, 13 September 2011
More than 100 people have been killed, and scores horribly burned in Kenya, after a leaking fuel pipeline exploded Monday morning in a Nairobi slum.
By Joe Mount, 2 August 2011
Four Kenyans are to sue the UK government for the treatment they received during the suppression of the Mau Mau uprising during the early 1950s when Kenya was a British colony.
7 November 2008
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By David Rowan, 30 March 2001
At 1.40am on March 26, fire swept through a dormitory of the Kyanguli Secondary School in Machakos, 30 miles (65 km) to the southeast of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, killing at least 59 male students between the ages of 15 and 19.