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…

Seleka Rebels Form New Government in the Central African Republic While France Deploys Additional Troops

France deploys additional troops while leader consolidates power By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Michel Djotodia, the leader of the Seleka Coalition, which seized power in the Central African Republic of Bangui on March 24, has established a new government largely composed of opposition figures. Francois Bozize, who was ousted in the military coup, has fled…