Terror in Mali : An Attack on China and Russia?

By Eric Draitser Coming on the heels of the terrorist attack in Paris, the mass shooting and siege at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako, the capital of the African nation of Mali, is still further evidence of the escalation of terrorism throughout the world. While there has already been much written about the incident…

Malian Crisis to Escalate United States and French Interventions

Over two dozen killed at hotel in Bamako By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Despite the presence of French and United States Special Forces inside Mali, the siege of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako on November 20 has resulted in the deaths of over two dozen people. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) leader Army General David…

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…

Famine-Stricken Niger Feeds French Development and Wealth

By Finian Cunningham The former French African colony of Niger is facing famine – yet again – with international aid agencies reporting this week that up to one million people are currently without access to food. It is the fourth such crisis to wrack the West African country in recent years, when famines struck similarly…

France, US Escalate Imperialist War in Mali and Niger

Hollande visits Timbuktu and then escalates bombing operations Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° French Socialist President Francois Hollande has visited Mali in an effort to claim victory over targeted Islamic groups based in the central and northern regions of this vast West African state. The president visited the capital of Bamako and the cities of Sevare…