In Africa and the Middle East, War is the Common Denominator

The most tangible result of a geopolitics whose common denominator is war and its main promoter: the United States. Elson Concepción Pérez | internet@granma.cu The geographical region known as the Middle East, where 60% of the world’s oil reserves are concentrated, has been changing, as has been reported, following the geopolitical dominance of the United…

President Kwame Nkrumah on Revolutionary Warfare

Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare Book Cover. Published by PANAF Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare by Kwame Nkrumah is 50 years old this year. It first appeared toward the end of 1968. The original publisher was Panaf Books, Ltd, out of London. Nkrumah dedicated the handbook to the “African guerrilla”. He states “The guerrilla is the masses in arms”. The Handbook is subtitled ‘A…

Haitians and 55 African Nations Condemn Trump’s Vulgar, Racist Remarks

Representatives of African nations have reacted angrily after Donald Trump reportedly referred to them as “shithole countries”, with many accusing the US president of racism and ignorance. The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks on Friday, while a statement from ambassadors of all countries from the continent at the United Nations demanded a retraction and…

NATO-AFRICOM: The Coming Year in Special Ops

From Afghanistan to Somalia, Special Ops Achieves Less with More Nick Turse At around 11 o’clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations aircraft, were flying through a moonless sky from Pakistani into Afghan airspace. On board were 199 Army Rangers with orders to seize an airstrip.  One hundred miles to the…

Has Anyone Ever Been On the Side of the People of Congo?

Anne Garrison and Jean-Claude Maswana The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the heart of Black Africa. Millions of Congolese have been murdered, massacred, enslaved, robbed of their resources, and driven from their homes since the Berlin Conference gave the “Congo Free State” to Belgium’s King Leopold II as his personal property in 1885….