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…

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…

IMPERIALIST INTERVENTION & THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS FUELS CONFLICT IN AFRICA

From the Maghreb to the East instability and struggle intensifies Abayomi Azikiwe With the escalating military and economic role of the United States and the European Union on the African continent, mounting political crises have resulted in social unrest throughout the region. From Libya and Kenya to Nigeria and Somalia, internal turmoil, labor unrest and…