The Real US Agenda in Africa is Hegemony

Pepe Escobar Forget development. Washington’s primary interest in Africa today is keeping the Chinese and Russians out. In a rational environment, the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) would discuss alleviating the trials and tribulations of the Global South, especially Africa. That won’t be the case. Like a deer caught in the geopolitical headlights,…

Russia is a Reliable Partner for Mali in All the Important Areas

Vladimir Danilov The recent successful tour of African countries by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visiting Egypt, Ethiopia, Uganda and Congo, as well as the conclusion of important strategic agreements by Russia with several African countries, have had a strong resonance in the international community. Among Western leaders, these developments have caused great concern and…

Africa, China, and US Imperialism

This important essay by US scholar Joel Wendland-Liu, originally published on the CPUSA website, provides a serious and detailed comparison of the US-Africa relationship and the China-Africa relationship. Referencing numerous recent studies indicating that Africans – and particularly younger Africans – have a more favorable opinion of China than of the US, the author contrasts the West’s…

NATO and Africa

Djibo Sobukwe Djibo Sobukwe participated in a Canadian Foreign Policy Institute panel, “NATO and Global Empire ” on June 30, 2022. These are his remarks on NATO and Africa. Greetings everyone, I want to thank the organizers for this timely webinar, and for inviting me to make a contribution. It is timely not only because NATO is…

How the Pentagon Uses a Secretive Program to Wage Global Proxy Wars

Nick Turse, Alice Speri Exclusive documents and interviews reveal the sweeping scope of classified 127e operations. SMALL TEAMS OF U.S. Special Operations forces are involved in a low-profile proxy war program on a far greater scale than previously known, according to exclusive documents and interviews with more than a dozen current and former government officials. While The…

The United States Extends its Military Reach into Zambia

Vijay Prashad Dr Fred M’membe, President of Socialist Party Zambia. Photo: Socialist Party Zambia Vijay Prashad speaks with Dr. Fred M’membe of the Socialist Party about the reach and impact of the United States Africa Command in Zambia On April 26, 2022, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced that they had set up an office in…

Why Does the United States Have a Military Base in Ghana?

Vijay Prashad U.S. soldiers train for “jungle warfare” in Ghana. An interview with Kwesi Pratt Jr., a journalist and leader of the Socialist Movement of Ghana In April 2018, the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, said that Ghana has “not offered a military base, and will not offer a military base to the…

“Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa” Act a Pretext for More U.S. Intervention in Africa

Richard S. Dunn Map warns of growing Russian influence in Africa—shades of the Cold War. [Source: vifindia.org] During the Cold War, the U.S. government invoked the pretext of Russian interference to justify a range of crimes, including the assassination of Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba, the overthrow of Pan-Africanist hero Kwame Nkrumah, the arrest of Nelson…

The Somali Model as a Mirror of the TANCOL Strategy Against Venezuela

Mison Verdad Paramilitary groups and guerrillas are considered threats to Venezuelan political stability, their radicalization goes beyond being a public order issue (Photo: CEOFANB) Last Thursday, June 2, from the command post of the Ministry of Defense, President Nicolás Maduro made an evaluation of Operation Bolivarian Shield 2022 in which he stated that the so-called…

Black Skin, White Mask

Jeremy Kuzmarov Lt. General Michael Langley [Source: nytimes.com] Lt. General Michael Langley is poised to become the first Black commander of AFRICOM—a neocolonial force whose main purpose is to enable Western corporate pillage of Africa. We have seen Blacks assist in the subjugation of their own people before and it is not something to cheer about….

A History of Naked Imperialism Continues as Biden Approves Somalia Redeployment

TJ Coles US Marines in Somalia’s Bakara Market during the 1992-93 “Operation Restore Hope” military intervention Biden has reversed Donald Trump’s withdrawal of US forces from Somalia and will redeploy Special Operations Forces. It is just the latest move in a long history of destructive US-UK meddling in the Horn of Africa. Almost as soon…

Biden Escalates American “Forever War” in Somalia

Uriel Araujo Biden has authorized the redeployment of hundreds of troops in Somalia, thus reversing Trump’s December 2020 decision. The US plans to establish a “persistent military presence” there. This new development is not very surprising, and in fact Washington had never quite left the country but has always maintained at least an advisory presence….

Pan-Africanism Yes! U.S. AFRICOM and NATO No!

Abayomi Azikiwe Author’s Note: The following statement was delivered to the Africa Liberation Day/Palestine Nakba Day broadcast on Tues. May 24, 2022. The event was sponsored by the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP,GC), All-African Women’s Revolutionary Union (GC), the African Awareness Association, Africans on the Move podcast and the National Council of Arab Americans. Several…

West African “Coup Contagion” Analysis

Djibo Sobukwe Anti-France Protest in Mali (Photo: Getty Images) The people of Africa’s Sahel region want truly sovereign governements that act in their interests. But U.S. interference, the continued influence of France and other colonizers, and neo-colonial governance all play a part in causing “coup contagion” in West Africa. The recent increased frequency of coups…

The Sun Never Sets: Why is AFRICOM Expanding in Zambia?

Jeremy Kuzmarov Brigadier General Peter Bailey, right, and U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Zambia Martin Dale, left, with President Hakainde Hichilema, center.[Source: zm.usembassy.gov] Because of Zambia’s Copper and to Thwart the Chinese On April 25, the U.S. government announced that U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) will open an Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Zambia….