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…

Morocco Gas Flows are Now Protected by the US Army

Phil Butler In June, the United States and Morocco cooperated in operation African Lion, the largest ever US military exercise conducted on Africa. Somehow, think tanks around the world did not publish analyses or complaints of American hegemony and aggression, though. Russia’s state-run RT did not launch a special series blaming America for all the…

Don’t Allow Another U.S.-NATO Libya in the Horn of Africa

Ready for Revolution A joint statement from the US Out of Africa Network and Horn of Africa PALS. Paternalistic U.S. government political posturing toward Africa has a history of turning into fatal consequences for the masses of African peoples. A decade ago, several of the same individuals who now hold positions in the Biden administration…

Ethiopians Go to the Polls Even After the US Tells Them Not to

Ann Garrison Many Ethiopians expressed enthusiasm for what they consider the country’s first real, competitive election, writes Ann Garrison. “Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are now alarming US political and military elites by forming an alliance and threatening to chart an independent path in the Horn of Africa.” On Monday, June 21st, Ethiopians went to the…

NATO Confirms Direct Role in Mali War

Rick Rozoff Takuba Task Force. Menaka Base, Mali. Daphne Benoît, AFP The North Atlantic Treaty Organization reports that the NATO Support and Procurement Agency signed a Framework Technical Agreement with the Takuba Task Force in Mali in Luxembourg on June 9. The task force has been a de facto NATO operation since its inception. The…

AFRICOM Against Every African Anywhere

TEHRAN (FNA)- Margaret Kimberley, author and peace activist, says AFRICOM provides African local police departments with military equipment, turning black communities into zones of occupation. Speaking in an interview with FNA, Kimberley said, “The presence of AFRICOM turns other nations into puppet states… The targeted country is not only unable to free itself from US…

Prelude to War? US/NATO, Egypt, and Ethiopian Sovereignty

Ann Garrison Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Ethiopian American activist and community organizer Benyam Kitaw tells Ann Garrison that US hostility toward Ethiopia could lead to further sanctions, economic pressure, and perhaps even war. “The primary issue is Ethiopian sovereignty vs. US/NATO military hegemony.” Ethiopia is a nation of more than 112 million people, the second…