Abayomi Azikiwe

African Continental Free Trade Area

On 4 July, the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) was held in Niamey, Niger to officially proclaim a project that is inherent within the notions of sovereignty and unity on the continent.

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as head of state in the Republic of South Africa, May 25, 2019

South Africans voted overwhelmingly on 8 May for the ruling African National Congress (ANC), returning the party to government with a nearly 3-1 majority above the nearest runner up within the legislative structure.

South African Industrial and Commerical Workers Union during the 1920s.

Workers’ protests and resistance movements that preceded Africa’s independence demonstrated the working class’s quest for a continental effectual workers alliance.

Haitian masses demonstrate against austerity and imperialist domination on 7 Feb. 2019

Mass demonstrations against imperialist hegemony have rocked the western hemisphere’s poorest nation of Haiti. 

Kwame Nkrumah and Fathia with the Du Boises, August 1963

Beginning in the early decades of the 15th century, the African continent faced an unprecedented onslaught where human traffickers and colonisers sought to conquer the people for the purpose of labour exploitation, strategic territorial advantage and the plunder of natural resources.

Women's Suffrage Demonstrations

From the antebellum period through the Civil War and Jim Crow the issues of gender and race were interwoven.

Women Suffrage movement organisers

From Seneca Falls to the Civil War and Reconstruction the struggle for national liberation and gender equality took centre stage. 

 Zong massacre of 1781 by the British slave traders

The leaders of the 18th century separatist movement from England were not motivated by a genuine desire for freedom and equality.

Africans arrive in Jamestown Settlement in August 1619

Six months from now, a commemoration of the long saga of struggle against national oppression and economic exploitation will take place. 

AMISOM troops

Pentagon bombing operations against the Horn of Africa state of Somalia have killed numerous people over the last several weeks under the guise of the United States “war on terrorism.”

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