AFRICOM: An Extension of U.S.-European Colonialism and Genocide

Gloria Verdieu and John Parker Protesters in Accra, Ghana, demonstrated against AFRICOM expansion in 2018. In 2007, the George W. Bush administration inaugurated the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) to further the influence of the U.S. and extend its military reach directly into Africa. AFRICOM, however, wasn’t officially established in Africa, with its expanded troop…

Guinea: Bauxite, Coups and AFRICOM

Rosa Moro In the last 13 years, all the military coup leaders in Africa have been trained and instructed by AFRICOM. And this has very little to do with constitutional order or democracy. The Republic of Guinea, French Guinea, or Guinea Conakry (to distinguish it from Guinea Bissau, a former Portuguese colony, and Equatorial Guinea,…

What Lies Ahead for Guinea after Coup by US-Trained Military Unit?

Pavan Kulkarni Colonel Mamady Doumbouya (fourth right) and members of the special forces leave the Peoples Palace after the first session of talks with political leaders in Conakry. (Photo: John Wessels/AFP) The coup leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, has claimed that he will put an end to the corruption and human rights abuses committed under the…

The US is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria into a Proxy for its Africa Wars

T.J. Coles US Army trainers drill Nigerian soldiers in Jaji between Jan. 15 and Feb. 22, 2018 Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria’s military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China’s influence on the continent. Last month, Nigeria’s President…

Guinea and the Military Coup Incubator, AFRICOM

Netfa Freeman The recent coup in Guinea exemplifies the damage done by European colonizers and the U.S. Africa Command. West Africa has just experienced its fourth attempted coup in just over a year, and seven coups over the last 13 years were carried out by African troops trained by the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). One was directly…

Coup in Guinea: Military Arrests President Alpha Conde, Dissolves Government

Peoples Dispatch A video grab following the coup in Guinea which shows president Alpha Conde surrounded by soldiers. Photo: Peoples Gazette The coup leaders have also announced the dissolution of the country’s constitution, which was amended last year to allow president Alpha Conde to contest for the post of president for the third time In…

AFRICOM in the Congo

Kambale Musavuli Its immeasurable mineral resources has made the Congo the victim of a long history of Western greed, plunder, and genocidal violence. AFRICOM’s recent arrival in the Congo — ostensibly to fight ISIS — will only extend this history; we can be sure these military forces will do more to support the US looting…

In Somalia, the US is Bombing the Very ‘Terrorists’ it Created

TJ Coles US and British meddling transformed Somalia’s al-Shabaab into an extremist group, inflaming the humanitarian crisis that persists throughout the country. This July, the Biden administration picked up where Trump left off and began bombing Somalia, a country with a gross domestic product of less than $6 billion and a poverty rate of 70 percent. But why? The official reason provided by the…

What U.S. Imperialism is Up to in Africa While No One’s Watching

Eileen Whitehead A U.S. soldier loads ammunition cans for a .50 caliber machine gun mounted on the back of a Marine CH53 at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. | Jason Straziuso / AP It is almost impossible to find out any news of what is happening in Africa. It’s as though the continent is completely off…

U.S. Launches Multinational Military Exercise in Kenya

Rick Rozoff The Multinational, Maritime Exercise Cutlass Express 21 Begins in Mombasa U.S. leads multinational military exercise with East African, Indian Ocean nations Penetrating Africa: Turkey’s largest-ever armored vehicle deal Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, North America, and several international organizations began the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2021 (CE21)…

Senegal, Brazil Prepared for NATO Partnerships

The following excerpts are from the website of the U.S. National Guard concerning Senegalese troops being trained in Louisiana. Senegal has recently participated in the U.S. Africa Command-led African Lion multinational military exercise in Morocco and in the U.S./Ukraine-hosted 32-nation Sea Breeze war games in the Black Sea. Also participating in both was Brazil. In…