IVORY COAST: Not Yet Hurray Peluola Adewale No doubt, the capture of Laurent Gbagbo on April 11 2011 by the Alassane Ouattara forces with the huge help from the French army, has brought a huge relief for the vast majority of the Ivorians who have been subjected to harrowing experience of renewed civil war after the November 2010 run-off election.
THE ONGOING ARAB REVOLUTION By AJ. Dagga Tolar Change seekers would naturally support the mass movements that have resulted in the collapse of the 23 years reign of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia and 30 years rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and engulfed North Africa and the Middle East. These events have in no little way helped
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: Revolutions In Danger Decisive Workers’ Action Necessary By Robert Bechert, CWI April’s dramatic events have again shown that, despite the masses’ yearning for real change and freedom and the heroic events of the past months, none of the revolutions in North Africa has so far secured a certain victory. In Egypt and Tunisia, the countries
OAU RESUMES AFTER 2-MONTH CLOSURE: The Struggle against Fee Hike Must Continue Fight For the Immediate and Unconditional Restoration of the Union By Stephen Adewale, DSM Member, OAU The Authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife have opened the University after a 2-month closure in response to students’ peaceful protests against the imposition of N20, 000 acceptance fees and
LAUTECH CRISIS: Students Must Fight For Restoration of Banned Union By H.T Soweto, National Coordinator, Education Rights Campaign (ERC) That Lautech is enmeshed in crisis is perhaps an understatement. For some years now, the University has entered a deadlock over the crisis of ownership between Osun and Oyo States. On top of this, students of the University are facing serious
MAY DAY: A Day Of Jamboree Or Agitation? By Olatunji Olamide The 1st of May has been set aside worldwide as International Workers’ Day; the day is usually marked with rallies and political demonstration. In Nigeria, May Day has become a day when labour leaders rub shoulders with anti-poor political office holders. Both the government and private employers of labour
THE LABOUR MOVEMENT AFTER NLC’s 10TH DELEGATE CONFERENCE Labour Must Fight Consistently for: * Improved Living Standards for All Workers * Oppose Neo-liberal Policies of Privatization of Public Assets * Build a Fighting Working Class Party to Take Political Power By H.T Soweto The 10th Delegate Conference of Nigeria’s largest labour centre Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has come and gone