Reagan’s embrace of apartheid South Africa

His foreign policy legacy includes an alliance with a racist government By Justin Elliott The regime of apartheid in South Africa, under which nonwhites were systematically oppressed and deprived of their rights, is remembered as one of the worst crimes against humanity of the 20th century. Despite a growing international movement to topple apartheid inContinue reading “Reagan’s embrace of apartheid South Africa”

Kwame Nkrumah: “I Speak of Freedom”

I Speak of Freedom 1961 For centuries, Europeans dominated the African continent. The white man arrogated to himself the right to rule and to be obeyed by the non-white; his mission, he claimed, was to “civilise”Africa. Under this cloak, the Europeans robbed the continent of vast riches and inflicted unimaginable suffering on the African people.Continue reading “Kwame Nkrumah: “I Speak of Freedom””

Obituary: Jonas Savimbi, UNITA’s local boy

By Chris Simpson Former BBC correspondent in Angola Jonas Savimbi founded his Unita movement in March 1966 in Muangai, in Angola’s eastern province, Moxico. According to Unita’s own official history, 200 delegates, including dozens of local chiefs, attended. Muangai supposedly marked the beginning of Savimbi’s career as a guerrilla leader. Thirty-six years later his corpseContinue reading “Obituary: Jonas Savimbi, UNITA’s local boy”

Video – CIA Archives: Apartheid in South Africa – Raw Documentary Footage

ANC Celebrates 100 Years

8 January 2012 ANC at 100: Thousands attend celebration rally Jacob Zuma spoke of “the building of a united democratic, non-racial and non-sexist society” South African President Jacob Zuma has addressed a rally to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress. He said the occasion was a joyous celebration for all the peopleContinue reading “ANC Celebrates 100 Years”

African alibi: What we learn from Anglo-Saxon fear of Lumumba, President

AFRICAN FOCUS By Tafataona Mahoso Sunday, March 07, 2010 – Despite the nominal co-optation and ascendancy of an African-American, Barrack Obama, to the presidency of the leading Anglo-Saxon power on earth, the intensity of Anglo-Saxon fear of an African revolution in 2010 is at the same level if not worse than it was inContinue reading “African alibi: What we learn from Anglo-Saxon fear of Lumumba, President”

Opposition MDC was formed to revive colonial domination

Never before, at any point in the history of this country, has the subject of elections haunted people’s minds as did the 2002 presidential elections. The final week preceeding these elections was taken up by national debate during which the electorate was concerned over who would win. What each one of the five candidates stoodContinue reading “Opposition MDC was formed to revive colonial domination”

Cold War: a Marxist view

The Revolutionary Highway Has No Exits – The History of the Cold War By Arlen Tracey The Cold War, a global conflict between the United States and its allies in Western Europe, against the Soviet Union and its allies around the world, was a conflict that evolved and twisted itself over its decades of existence.Continue reading “Cold War: a Marxist view”

Jonas Savimbi: Washington’s Freedom Fighter, Africa’s Terrorist

Peace is back on the agenda, if not yet on the horizon in Angola. With the death of rebel leader Jonas Savimbi and the state visit to Washington by Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, there is again a glimmer of hope that the country’s 27-year-long civil war may finally be coming to a realContinue reading “Jonas Savimbi: Washington’s Freedom Fighter, Africa’s Terrorist”

South Africa: Still Struggling 50 Years After Sharpeville Massacre

MRzine, March 29, 2010 Still Struggling, Still Protesting, Fifty Years after the Sharpeville Massacre by Jennifer Dohrn It is amazing that I am now at last again on South African soil, since my previous trip here was in December. I am at home in my soul in a way that is unique for my travels.Continue reading “South Africa: Still Struggling 50 Years After Sharpeville Massacre”