Empire by Invitation: Pax Africana or Pax Americana?

Samar Al-Bulushi Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, right, attend a welcoming ceremony before talks at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 15, 2022. AT A WIDELY anticipated summit hosted by the Biden administration in Washington, D.C., last month, African leaders called for more support from the U.S. government…

The Hidden Truth Behind AFRICOM – U.S. Africa Command

Lee Camp The U.S. military’s incredibly secretive African Command, or AFRICOM, has been steadily growing over the past 15 years – and with almost no media coverage. The Pentagon keeps a lot of the details about AFRICOM secret. What we do know comes from leaked documents and fragmentary evidence, like the dozens of secret killer…

White House Summit with African Leaders Result in More Promises

Abayomi Azikiwe U.S. imperialism provides no other viable alternatives to Africa other than the pursuit of its non-aligned policy. Africa cannot be genuinely liberated and sovereign until the people defeat U.S. influence on the continent and around the world. A $55 billion package from the United States cannot regain ground lost to China and Russia…

If the US Told Rwanda and Uganda to Get Out of Congo, the War Would End

Ann Garrison Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Rwandan president Paul Kagame Rwanda and Uganda continue their plunder and destabilization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo as proxies of the United States. The European Union has sanctioned five members of different armed groups operating in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including the spokesman…

The US is Determined to Drive a Wedge Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

Ann Garrison Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki embraced after signing a peace agreement in 2018. The TPLF waged the war against Eritrea while it controlled the Ethiopian state. The US seems willing to accept Ethiopia’s defeat of its former puppet, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), if it can just…

Africa Does Not Want to Be a Breeding Ground for the New Cold War

Tricontinental On 17 October, the head of US Africa Command (AFRICOM), US Marine Corps General Michael Langley visited Morocco. Langley met with senior Moroccan military leaders, including Inspector General of the Moroccan Armed Forces Belkhir El Farouk. Since 2004, AFRICOM has held its ‘largest and premier annual exercise’, African Lion, partly on Moroccan soil. This past June, ten…

NATO Claims Africa as its ‘Southern Neighbourhood’

No Cold War In August 2022, the United States published a new foreign policy strategy aimed at Africa. The 17-page document featured 10 mentions of China and Russia combined, including a pledge to ‘counter harmful activities by the [People’s Republic of China], Russia, and other foreign actors’ on the continent, but did not once mention the term…

Who’s Really Behind Burkina Faso’s Coup?

T.J. Coles Western media fixates on coup supporters waving Russian flags in Burkina Faso’s capital while overlooking the long history of US and French control over the country – and its destabilizing consequences. The landlocked country of Burkina Faso has proven itself to be a valuable diplomatic and intelligence asset in the US domination of…

Why NATO’s Wars Should Worry Africa

Farid Abdulhamid NATO’s encroachment on Russia is not only a threat to world peace but a clear and present danger to resource-rich regions like Africa. Farid Abdulhamid argues victory in Ukraine will embolden the western military bloc to escalate its agenda in Africa. Abdulhamid calls on activists to lead a vigorous campaign to de-militarise the…

Victoria Nuland’s African Tour

Visit of Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland to Niger on October 19, 2022 With the United States-Africa summit on the horizon come mid-December, Washington sent an imposing delegation to Africa, led by Straussan Victoria Nuland, Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs. The delegation included Assistant Secretary of Defense Celeste Wallander; AfriCom strategist General…

Africa in the Sights of US Hegemonic Plans

Mission Verdad Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits jeans designer Tshepo Mohlala on August 7 in Johannesburg, South Africa ( Photo: AP) The United States’ attempts to drag the rest of the world to a new level of war in the Ukrainian context have met resistance in many countries outside the West. Months go by and…

COP27 and the Imperatives for a Renewed African Security Framework

Abayomi Azikiwe United Nations Climate Conference will be hosted by Egypt amid growing uncertainties on the continent related to military interventions and the continuing economic dependency on the West Note: These remarks were prepared and delivered in part for a webinar sponsored by the Canadian section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom…

Imperialist Militarism and the African Crisis

Abayomi Azikiwe Since the beginning of the Atlantic slave trade the European colonialists have utilized systematic violence to control and exploit the African people and other oppressed geopolitical regions Note: The following address was delivered in part at a webinar sponsored by the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) on October 1. The event was held…

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…