Why Is The US Military Occupying Bases Across Africa?

By Eric Schewe , JSTOR -

In recent months, many Americans have been surprised to learn that the U.S. has an extensive military presence in Africa. An intelligence snafu over fitness tracker data produced by U.S. soldiers [...]

Western Sahara Calls For Independence In Historic Symbolic Referendum

By Matt Meyer, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Early mornings in the desert are usually dry, dusty and warm — in the summer, sometimes excruciatingly hot. There was a bit of a wind on the morning of Feb. 26, one that carried a certain sense [...]

Resource Sovereignty: Venezuela, Africa, And The Global South

By Ann Garrison and Maurice Carney, Blackagendareport.com   -

In his September 20, 2017 speech at the UN General Assembly, Donald Trump threatened Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela. In October, his administration indicated that it will not recognize the [...]

Corporate Theft Of $100 Billion Annually From Africa

By Patrick Bond, Counterpunch.org -

A brand new World Bank report, The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018, offers evidence of how much poorer Africa is becoming thanks to rampant minerals, oil and gas extraction. Yet Bank policies and [...]

Why AFRICOM Matters And What You Can Do About It

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The United States has a long history of intervention in Africa that is not widely discussed. Africa is a continent with tremendous resources that has been colonized and exploited by Western [...]

Africa – Where The Next US Oil Wars Will Be

By Bruce A. Dixon, Blackagendareport.com -

The Pentagon does not admit that a ring of permanent US military bases is operating or under construction throughout Africa.  But nobody doubts the American military buildup on the African [...]

A Treacherous Crossing

By Kathy Kelly, Vcnv.org -

On January 23rd an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Aden in Southern Yemen. Smugglers packed 152 passengers from Somalia and Ethiopia in the boat and then, while at sea, [...]

Tired Of US “Aid” (Exploitation), Africa And Global South Look To China

By Jim Carey, Mintpressnews.com -

BEIJING — There has been a growing focus on the economic development underway in Africa. There is a reason behind this seemingly new interest of Western powers in events happening in Africa, and [...]

Newsletter – Racism, Propaganda And Wars

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. This week, the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which promoted giving Palestine to the Jewish people, will be celebrated in London. Around the [...]

The US, Africa And A New Century Of War

By William Rivers Pitt, www.truth-out.org -

By William Rivers Pitt for Truthout - Most Americans' broad ignorance regarding Africa is a long-standing phenomenon, one perpetuated from the top down. In 2008, the campaign staffers tasked to [...]

U.S. Military Activity “Recruiting Tool” For Terror Groups In W. Africa

By Nick Turse, www.theintercept.com -

By Nick Turse for The Intercept - THE MISSION NEVER made the front page of the New York Times or the Washington Post. It wasn’t covered on CNN or Fox News. Neither the White House chief of staff, [...]

‘U.S. Aims To Dominate Land, Resources & Labor Of African People’

By Abayomi Azikiwe, www.muslimpress.com -

By Abayomi Azikiwe for Muslim Press - “United States foreign policy towards Africa has not fundamentally changed since World War II. Washington's aim is to dominate the land, resources and labor [...]

US Military Presence In 53 of 54 African Countries

By Rachel Blevins, www.activistpost.com -

By Rachel Blevins for Activist Post - While many Americans are aware that the United States is at war in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan because of the media attention given to [...]

U.S. Soldier Died In Niger. What Is U.S. Doing There?

By Peter Certo, www.otherwords.org -

By Peter Certo for Other Words - In our military-revering culture, it’s a strange thing for a president to start a war of words with the grieving families of slain soldiers. Strange, yes. But [...]

Chocolate Barons Devastate National Parks In West Africa

By Davis Harper, www.ecowatch.com -

By Davis Harper for Eco Watch - For several years, chocolate barons have devastated forests to make room to plant cocoa, a crop that naturally grows in shade. Now, a report from Mighty Earth—a [...]