Anarchism in Africa

Welcome to African Anarchism! This site is intended to be a resource for anarchists and other anti-authoritarian revolutionary socialists in Africa, and for all those interested in the liberation of this most exploited continent. Africa has endured centuries of suffering and deprivation in a world of plenty. Capitalism has indisputably failed to provide even a minimum standard of living to Africans. The authoritarian capitalists who called themselves "state socialists" have also proved to offer no answers to the problems of the continent.

In this context anarchism is not merely one solution, it is the only possible solution that can allow the African masses to fulfill their longings for a life free from misery and exploitation. In the last few years anarchist groups and individuals have started to emerge across the continent, although these are still small shoots, they are a beginning and once they spread anarchism should prove to be a very powerful force in Africa. The African masses have little to lose, once they throw off their mental chains, global capitalism will shudder under their mighty revolutionary force.

Unfortunately, it is very difficult for African workers to communicate to the outside world, since access to technology in Africa is extremely limited, so very often, the information contained in these pages provides more questions than answers. We are always looking for more information about anarchism in Africa, so if you can add anything to what we have here; news about movements, libertarian analysis or other interesting matter, please contact us


We have information about several African anarchist organisations, both current and sadly dissolved.

Useful Articles

We have a collection of articles about African issues. Some written by anarchists, others will be useful to anybody who wishes to learn more about Africa

Email Lists

The Struggle site, as part of its international solidarity, has sponsored an anarchy_africa mailing list

Personal Accounts

In recent years some Western anarchists have visited Africa and written valuable accounts of the political conditions and the anarchist movements there

Useful Links

Links to sites with material relevant to African Anarchism

Solidarity Projects

Projects of Western Anarchists in solidarity with their African comrades

Regional Information

Click on the map or on the region name below to get information about the region

Clickable map of Africa The Gambia Senegal Cote D'Ivoire Ghana Togo Benin Burkina Faso Sierra Leone Algeria Nigeria Mali Morocco Cameroon Central African Republic Kenya Somalia Egypt Uganda Zimbabwe south Africa Mozambique Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Malawi Western Sahara Mauritania Tunisia Libya Niger Chad Sudan Eritrea Djibouti Ethiopia Equatorial guinea Gabon Congo-Brazzaville Democratic Republic of Congo Angola Zambia Namibia Botswana Guinea Bissau Guinea Liberia Madagascar

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