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With the launch of our our new website we reflect on how the Review of African Political Economy was established in 1974. ROAPE was founded with the aim to ‘examine the roots of Africa’s present condition’ and problems such as inequality and dependency. Yet, the Review did not seek to promote scholarly research for its own sake, but instead sought to engage with the actions required for transformation. ...

In this blog the co-ordinator and editor of Afriques en Lutte, Paul Martial, explains the background to French involvement in Africa and the origins of their radical initiatives and the collaboration between ROAPE and Afriques en Lutte. ...

In this exploration of solidarity Graham Harrison seeks to go beyond the stultifying formality of cultural relativism and the universalisms of liberalism and social justice. He suggests that more pragmatic and situated approaches to solidarity and struggle would repay far better than searches for the universally-agreed code for a global struggle of the kind that was pervasive during the Cold War. ...

Workers involved in marine transport (on the waterfront and at sea) have a particularly long and deep history of interest in and solidarity with fellow workers across the proverbial seven seas. In this blog Peter Limb and Peter Cole look at the role of dockworkers and seamen in relation to the freedom struggle against apartheid South Africa....

Femi Aborisade asks what is the root cause of the pervasive poverty across Africa. In this blog he argues that we have a duty to continue to explain that there is a relationship between poverty and politics. Framing these questions within a radical political economy analysis remains vital. With a focus on Nigeria the blog looks at the sort of political agenda that needs to be adopted to reverse the continents underdevelopment....

In this blog Hannah Cross argues that we need to overcome the illusion that clandestine immigration is a choice - something to be liked or disliked, or that it is positive or negative, rather than an inevitable and sometimes tragic outcome of the predatory nature of the world economy. The promotion of counter-narratives, solidarity and defence of migrants goes to the heart of democratic struggle....