THE current uprising in Sudan is no sudden development and has been in the making for a number of years.
However, it has now reached a qualitatively new stage and become a country-wide mass movement to end the despotic rule of Omar al-Bashir, who has been president of Sudan since the army coup of 1989. It is a movement that shows no sign of abating despite the brutality of the response.Read More »
The Wire | January 19, 2019
People gather to watch a film in Lira district, north of Uganda’s capital Kampala. Credit: Reuters
For over two decades between 1986 and 2006, northern Uganda experienced a prolonged conflict pitting government forces against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels. The conflict, the longest of Uganda’s post independence struggles, was rooted in the colonial legacy of divide-and-rule. This was often along ethnic and regional lines.Read More »
Over the last 12 months events on the African continent have reinforced the centuries-long relationship with the imperialist nations through the process of economic exploitation of human and natural resources, fuelling the profitability of the dominant forces within the world system. Although there are subtle and profound variations manifesting this reality in the 55 designated countries making up the African Union (AU), the similarities across the continent far outweigh the differences. Read More »