The Child Veterans of South Sudan

The Child Veterans of South Sudan Want to Know Will Americans Support Them? By Nick Turse PIBOR, South Sudan “I’ve never been a soldier,” I say to the wide-eyed, lanky-limbed veteran sitting across from me. “Tell me about military life. What’s it like?” He looks up as if the answer can be found in the…

War, Imperialism and the People’s Struggle in the Middle East and Africa

United States continues its occupation of the region Author’s Comment: This paper was presented at the Left Forum held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York (CUNY) during May 29-31, 2015. The panel was chaired by Bill Dores of the International Action Center. Kazem Azin of Solidarity Iran was also…

What Spain Tells Us About the Future of AFRICOM

By Andrew Korybko The US’ decision to beef up its military presence in southern Spain indicates that a new strategy towards Africa is well underway. Washington just clinched a deal with Madrid that will see it boosting its military footprint in the south of the country. According to the agreement, up to 2,200 Marines and…

Western Imperialism and the Recolonization of Africa

From national independence and regionalism to neo-colonialism By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Author’s Note: This address was delivered during a panel discussion at the United National Antiwar Coalition Conference held in Secaucus, New Jersey on May 9, 2015. The panel was chaired by Margaret Kimberley of Black Agenda Report and also featured Maurice Carney of…

Tomorrow’s Battlefield : U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa

Forthcoming book explores Washington’s escalating war on the continent By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Author Nick Turse is continuing his research on the increasing role of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) over the last seven years. These military operations have impacted most countries on the continent through the utilization of military bases, waterways and…

Colonialism, Coups and Conflict: Understanding Today’s Violence in the Central African Republic

By Devon Douglas-Bowers PART I The Central African Republic is now awash in media coverage over the ongoing sectarian violence and general upheaval in the country. But while many outlets discuss the volatile situation in the CAR, few analyses have put the violence in a historical context to discuss the way that countries like France,…