Global Africa’s Mission: Expose the CIA’s Shameless, Continuing Crimes

Mark P. Fancher Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director William Burns (L) meets Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh (R) in Tripoli, Libya on January 13, 2023. (Photo: Libyan Prime Ministry – Anadolu Agency) The CIA director recently visited Libya, a state that was destroyed by the U.S. History shows that the CIA is never up…

Truth and Lies About Ukraine: Lessons for Africa

Pogos Anastasov Following the second ever US-Africa summit in Washington (the first was in 2014), the White House launched a massive offensive against African states, attempting to force them to either abandon cooperation with Russia entirely or reshape it in ways that benefit US businesses. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen embarked on an 11-day tour…

How Much Should the West Pay Africans as Reparations?

Richard Oduor Oduku There have been countless attempts over the past 30 years to arrive at a ballpark figure for reparations. However, history shows that Africans should focus more on how the question of “how much?” is framed. What can be paid is largely dependent on who Africans ask for reparations, where they ask, and…

The West Has a Moral Obligation to Pay Reparations

Richard Oduor Oduku Calls for former colonial masters to pay reparations for their role in the enslavement of millions of Africans and the colonial exploitation of African lands has gained momentum in recent years. More than any other justification, there is a moral rationale for colonial and imperial powers to right the wrongs of the…

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…

Amilcar Cabral and the South Africans

Phethani Madzivhandila Amilcar Cabral’s influence stretched far beyond the Portuguese colonies, profoundly influencing the political struggle in South Africa, past and present. In 2021, the South African government was provided with funding of around €700 million (ZAR13 billion), from the German government to decommission its coal-based power stations in order to transition to green energy….

French Troops Will Leave Burkina Faso at the Insistence of Ouagadougou

Protesters wave a Russian flag and demand the departure of French troops in in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, January 20, 2023. © OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT / AFP France agrees to withdraw from former colony The French government announced on Wednesday that its troops will leave Burkina Faso within a month, after the Burkinabe government officially repudiated a status…

‘The Cry is “Lumumba Lives”—His Ideas, His Principles’

Janine Jackson Janine Jackson interviewed Friends of the Congo’s Maurice Carney about the assassination of Patrice Lumumba for the January 20, 2023, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson:  CounterSpin listeners will have heard a number of tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. this past week—a few searching, many shallow. Importantly, the King holiday…

US Africa Leaders Summit Promises More Exploitation for Africa, Record Profits for US Mining Firms

Jeremy Loffredo Recent deals between US Secretary of State Tony Blinken and African heads of state promise eye-popping profits for US mining multinationals and fewer protections for African laborers “toiling in subhuman conditions” to drive the digital revolution. The US Africa Leaders Summit held this December in Washington DC provided a platform for the Biden administration to…

Russia in Africa: The Multipolar World is Becoming More Consolidated

Yoselina Guevara L. Supporters of interim Malian President Assimi Goïta wave Russian flags during a pro-junta and pro-Russia rally in Bamako, Mali, on May 13. Nearly nine thousand kilometers separate Russia from the African continent; but despite the distances, Moscow’s presence in Africa is becoming stronger and stronger in contrast to the weakening and growing…

Ethiopia: Wars by Contagion

Guadi Calvo Oromia is the largest region of the country, with the majority ethnicity of the 110 million Ethiopians and whose language, Oromo, is the fourth most spoken on the continent. | Oromo Liberation Army | Twitter The war situation in Ethiopia was thought to be resolved after the laborious peace agreements signed in Pretoria…

Ramstein Package: More Weapons Less Peace

Yoselina Guevara L. On January 20, the meeting of the NATO Contact Group for Ukraine was held at the German Ramstein air base, a military complex inaugurated in the 1950s, designed by the French, built by the Germans and currently under the command of the Americans, which was famous for being the center for the…

Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso

Ian Beddowes We do not know yet how good or bad the coup governments of Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso will be. But one thing for sure, they have weakened the parasitic hold of France and the USA on a large part of Africa and we must support them at this time. At the recent…

Why Africa Remains Behind in the World: Amilcar Cabral Revisited

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza “This alternative — to betray the revolution or to commit suicide as a class — constitutes the dilemma of the petty bourgeoisie in the general framework of the national liberation struggle.” An obstinate fact that prevails in our epoch is how Africa seemingly remains perpetually behind in all facets of existence. Prosperity…

Global South: Gold-Backed Currencies to Replace the US Dollar

Pepe Escobar The adoption of commodity-backed currencies by the Global South could upend the US dollar’s dominance and level the playing field in international trade. Let’s start with three interconnected multipolar-driven facts. First: One of the key take aways from the World Economic Forum annual shindig in Davos, Switzerland is when Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan,…

Libya: Reconciliation is Suspended on Impossible Terms

Habib Lassoued The logic of booty, division and external interference are challenges to reconciliation in Libya. The implementation of the reconciliation project requires an innovative plan and Arab and African intervention. All efforts to activate the reconciliation project in Libya ended in failure, as the conflicting and wealth-sharing forces indirectly insist on leading the country…