Brigadier General Peter Bailey, right, and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Zambia Martin Dale, left, with President Hakainde Hichilema, center.[Source: zm.usembassy.gov] Because of Zambia’s Copper and to Thwart the Chinese On April 25, the U.S. government announced that U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) will open an Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in … [Read more...] about The Sun Never Sets: Why Is AFRICOM Expanding in Zambia?
The rapid expansion of AFRICOM on the African continent should be a cause for concern as African nations are quickly surrendering their sovereignty to the US. As the only country without a relationship to AFRICOM, Eritrea bears the brunt of US vilification. We must salute Eritrea’s ongoing project of national liberation. The U.S. has built military-to-military relations with … [Read more...] about Eritrea Versus AFRICOM: Defending Sovereignty in the Face of Imperialist Aggression
In 2007, the George W. Bush administration inaugurated the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) to further the influence of the U.S. and extend its military reach directly into Africa. AFRICOM, however, wasn’t officially established in Africa, with its expanded troop presence and unprecedented use of drones on the continent, until Barack Obama was elected president in … [Read more...] about AFRICOM: An Extension of U.S.-European Colonialism and Genocide
A delegation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a 15-member regional organization, visited the Guinean capital of Conakry on September 17 in a bid to have the leaders of a military coup return to the diplomatic fold mandated by the broader African Union (AU). One demand of the regional body was to allow ousted President Alpha Conde to leave the … [Read more...] about Guinea Coup Leaders Reject ECOWAS Initiatives
Its immeasurable mineral resources has made the Congo the victim of a long history of Western greed, plunder, and genocidal violence. AFRICOM’s recent arrival in the Congo — ostensibly to fight ISIS — will only extend this history; we can be sure these military forces will do more to support the US looting of the Congo’s wealth than stopping terrorism. On the night of August … [Read more...] about AFRICOM in the Congo