Uranium Games in Niger: The US-Franco Competition

By Andrew Korybko The West has actively been making multidimensional inroads into Africa over the past decade, largely of a malignant nature. The US and its NATO allies are interested in market potential, energy prospects, and military engagement. The West has lately been focusing on the latter, as seen by the recent Libyan and Malian…

Central African Republic: The Worsening Crisis

Interview with Abayomi Azikiwe Press TV has conducted an interview with Abayomi Azikiwe, the Editor of Pan African Newswire from Detroit, about French intervention in the CAR, which has done little to contain widespread, brutal sectarian violence. The following is an approximate transcript of the interview. Press TV: The UN has raised the alarm, it’s announced…

An Additional 12,000 United Nations Troops Proposed to Intervene in the Central African Republic

French President Hollande visits Bangui and Nigeria emphasizing the central role of Paris By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° A proposal submitted to the 15-member United Nations Security Council on March 3 calls for the deployment of an additional 12,000 foreign troops to the Central African Republic (CAR). The so-called “peacekeeping force” is ostensibly designed to…

Children Beheaded in CAR Violence as French “Intervention” Intensifies Crisis

Children Beheaded in CAR Violence A child soldier of the Seleka coalition is sitting on a pickup truck near the presidential palace in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui on March 25, 2013. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that at least two children have been beheaded in the sectarian violence that has gripped…