Category: News & Politics

The global politics podcast at the end of the End of History. From a left perspective.

February 14, 2019

/61/ Making Plans for Naija ft. Sa’eed Husaini

On Nigeria's elections. Sa'eed Husaini fills us in on the stakes of this election. President Buhari dismissed the country's top judge weeks before the election, but the former military dictator is meant to be an anti-corruption figure. His main opponent is a neoliberal privatiser. What's behind this contents between two faces of the Nigerian elite? What happens when politics is fought over the grounds of corruption? Can recent trade union mobilisations shake things up? Meanwhile violence associated with Boko Haram still festers... 

Readings:

Introductory

Nigeria’s Brutal Decision: Former Dictator or Alleged Kleptocrat, Bloomberg Businessweek

Thatcher-Loving Nigeria Candidate Plans to Overhaul Economy, Bloomberg Businessweek

Election overview by Brookings

More depth

The rebirth of the Nigerian left?, Sa'eed Husaini in Africa Is a Country

Democracy fading in Nigeria, Al Jazeera

On Sowore's programme, Marxist.com 

The struggle for a minimum wage, Africa Is a Country 

 

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January 31, 2018

/27/ After Zuma ft. Sean Jacobs

In which we explore what Ramaphosa's South Africa will be like. Plus BRICS, Pan-Africanism, and @AfricasACountry 

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December 1, 2017

/20/ The Coup in Zimbabwe

In which we do the big picture of the coup. With deep context from David Moore & the political goings-on from Chipo Dendere.

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