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Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

US Marines expanding missions in Africa

January 13, 2012

The Marine Times reports: A select group of Marines is quietly battling terrorism across a wide swath of Africa as part of the first wave of what could become a long-term mission for the Corps. The 180 members of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 12 are serving in the Trans-Sahel region of Africa, which […]

Nigeria the latest target for IMF Hegemony and AFRICOM?

January 8, 2012

As the United States African Command (AFRICOM) begins to gain a foothold into the African continent with its troops officially present in Eritrea and Uganda in an effort to maintain security and remove other theocratic religious groups, the sectarian violence in Nigeria provides a convenient pretext for military intervention in the continuing resource war. And […]

US medical researchers conducting human experimentation in Africa

November 8, 2011

A new policy brief faults prominent institutions and drug companies like Pfizer, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and Population Council, for their involvement in unethical and illegal human experimentation in Africa. The report, titled “Non-Consensual Research in Africa: The Outsourcing of Tuskegee”, details human experiments led by US researchers and drug companies on Africans who […]

The US neocolonial scramble for Africa

November 6, 2011

President George W. Bush set up the United States-Africa Command (AFRICOM) in 2008, months before demitting office. The demand for a permanent American military footprint on the African continent had come from right-wing think tanks that enjoyed great clout in the corridors of power during the eight years of the Bush presidency. A background paper […]

Major focus on Africa by US Military

October 30, 2011

The United States is playing a growing role in Africa’s military battles, using special forces advisers, drones and tens of millions of dollars in military aid. Once again, the focus is Somalia, the lawless nation that was the site of America’s last large-scale military intervention in Africa in the early 1990s. This time the United […]

Why is the US moving troops into Africa?

October 22, 2011

With Libya secured, an American invasion of the African continent is underway. On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic. Obama’s […]

China replaces al Qaeda as the official American threat

October 22, 2011

The main reason the US is invading Africa is … China. Africa is China’s success story. Where the Americans bring drones and destabilization, the Chinese bring roads, bridges and dams. What they want is resources, especially fossil fuels. Libya under Muammar Gaddafi was one of China’s most important sources of fuel. When the civil war […]

The American Drone Empire

October 18, 2011

They increasingly dot the planet. There’s a facility outside Las Vegas [Creech Air Force Base] where “pilots” work in climate-controlled trailers, another at a dusty camp in Africa formerly used by the French Foreign Legion, a third at a big air base in Afghanistan where Air Force personnel sit in front of multiple computer screens, […]

US drone bases in Africa

October 18, 2011

Recently, the headline story, when it comes to the expansion of the empire of drone bases, has been Africa. For the last decade, the U.S. military has been operating out of Camp Lemonier, a former French Foreign Legion base in the tiny African nation of Djibouti. For some time, rumors have also been circulating about […]

US drones kill 85 in Somalia

October 16, 2011

A US drone strike has killed at least 15 civilians and injured dozens of others in the southern region of war-torn Somalia, Press TV reports. This recent strike follows a similar strike in the same region on Friday, which killed at least 70 people. This latest attack, besides leaving at least 15 people dead, injured […]