June 2020

On the detention of Professor Sheikh Umarr Kamara

The Africanist Press publishes the following statement from the Lunsar Advocacy Group in the United States of America to express our solidarity in the ongoing defense of the rights of Professor Sheikh Umarr Conteh who is currently detained without charge in Sierra Leone. Read the full statement below: “Our lives begin to end the day …

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Walter Anthony Rodney, Activism, and African Historiography—Forty Years After

By Ibrahim Abdullah Walter Anthony Rodney is arguably the most important theoretician cum activist-scholar—in the mold of C.L.R. James and W.E.B. Dubois—who lived and worked in Africa, and approached the troubling question of African identity and liberation from the vantage point of Pan-Africanism.  Born of working class parentage in Guyana in 1942, Walter grew up …

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Workplace injustice in Sierra Leone: Unlawful dismissals at the Bank of Sierra Leone

By Chernoh Alpha M. Bah, Matthew Anderson, and Mark Feldman In March of this year, Africanist Press published three articles in our Sierra Leone investigation series, which highlighted the existing disparities in the national salary structure and how the payroll has widened since Maada Bio assumed power two years ago. We pointed out an explosive …

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