Julius Malema, leader of the EFF

As election fever grips South Africa, the Economic Freedom Fighters’ manifesto stands out for its radical policy agenda and departure from the country’s political norms. It is time for South Africans – and the world – to take notice.

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio
Picture source: The Sun Nigeria

If the government of Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio were to be graded on their first year’s performance in office, it is likely that their report card would read, “promising start, which they must surpass in the years ahead”.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

The author argues that the conduct of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections demonstrated how the country had moved far away from even the lowest known standards of electoral democracy let alone being free and fair.

Some of Europe's populist far right leaders
Image source: Al Jazeera

The author posits that to successfully fight and defeat the rise of authoritarian populist politics, a new system of direct democracy based around federated communes and workers’ co-operatives that produce to meet people’s needs have to be put in place. 

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. 

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