America’s Neo-Imperialist Pressure on Sudan Exposes its True Intentions Towards Africa

Andrew Korybko The planned Russian naval base in Port Sudan would unprecedentedly deepen military relations between Moscow and Khartoum, thus helping the host state more confidently resist Washington’s pressure in all respects, especially when it comes to being manipulated into a mutually detrimental war with Ethiopia. The “Strategy Towards Sub-Saharan Africa” that the US unveiled…

Breaking the Influence of International Capital in Africa

ROAPE ROAPE interviews the Ruth First prize winner Japhace Poncian about the crippling influence of international capital on the continent, resource nationalism, and the need for Africa to break its dependence from foreign direct investment and technology and to harness its own resources. Japhace argues that Africa must build up its own technical, financial, and…

Western Sahara: Africa’s Last Colony

Meriem Naïli Meriem Naïli writes about the continuing struggle for the independence of Western Sahara. Occupied by Morocco since the 1970s, in contravention of the International Court of Justice and the UN. The internationally recognised liberation movement, POLISARIO, has fought and campaigned for independence since the early 1970s. Naïli explains what is going on, and…

Why Africa Opposes the Presence of UN Peacekeepers

Vladimir Danilov UN peacekeeping in Africa is in deep crisis, with the Blue Helmets not only failing in their missions but also regularly getting caught up in the middle of scandals. For the past few years there have been rallies in the Democratic Republic of Congo against the presence of representatives of the UN multidimensional…

AFROCOM Chair: “Door to Africa is Open, Russia Should Build on This Momentum”

Ekaterina Blinova On September 22, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry and AFROCOM held a conference titled “Prospects of Russian-African Cooperation” aimed at strengthening Russo-African ties. Chairman of AFROCOM Igor Morozov has discussed Russia’s opportunities on the continent in an exclusive interview with Sputnik. “The door to Africa is open for Russian business,”…

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,…

Survivors Uncensored: Voices from Rwanda and the Rwandan Diaspora

Ann Garrison Most reporting on the Rwandan 1994 atrocities was false and driven by the Clinton administration’s need to hide its culpability. The book Survivors Uncensored allows Rwandans to tell their own story. Samantha Power, former UN Ambassador, National Security Advisor, current USAID Chief, and a principal in the decisions to bomb both Libya and Syria “to…

Senegal’s President: Africa is Not a Breeding Ground for a New Cold War

Al Mayadeen Since the start of of the war in Ukraine, NATO and countries led by Washington have been pressuring African countries to condone sanctions on Russia, condemn the latter, and isolate Moscow from the rest of the world. In this context, Africa has become a battleground for influence between world powers, which has led…

Why Nigerian Protesters Want the French Army Out

Ekaterina Blinova Nigerians took to the streets of the country’s capital Niamey on September 18, with some of the protesters carrying Russian flags and placards saying “criminal French Army – get out” and “The colonial army of Barkhane must go”. “The demonstration [on September 18] fits in a wider development and sentiment that has been…

Morocco Fails to Obtain Kenyan Endorsement for its Colonial Occupation of Western Sahara

Pavan Kulkarni SADR President Brahim Ghali attending the inauguration ceremony of the Kenyan President William Ruto on September 13. (Photo:: Kamal Fadel/Twitter A Kenyan foreign ministry’s communique has clarified that the announcement made on Twitter by newly elected President Willian Ruto on rescinding recognition for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was arbitrary and had…

Chad: The French Crossroads

Guadi Calvo In the context of the conflict in Ukraine, and the devastating consequences it has generated in the West, the United States, solely responsible for the situation, has shown that its only intention is not only to perpetuate itself in search of Russian attrition, but to extend it far beyond European borders to the…

Somalia: Clan Revolt Threatens the Future of al-Shabaab

The Somali government is using all means of war to defeat terrorists from all regions of the country. Clan support for the Somali army has confused and weakened the jihadists. Mogadishu-analysts agree that the Somali government is trying to invest the so-called popular revolution against the jihadist al-Shabaab movement in some federal states to be…

Sudan: Military Leaders Affirm Commitment to Civilian Government

Al Mayadeen Brigadier General Taher Abu Haja, the media advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces points out that his country’s army will hand over power only to those “chosen by the people.” Brigadier General Taher Abu Haja, the media advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, confirmed Saturday that “the army will…

Mali vs. Ivory Coast: When Dignity Must Confront Pro-Western Outsourcing

Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov The current crisis between Bamako and Abidjan goes beyond the strictly West African regional framework. It is in fact and above all a confrontation between two diametrically opposed visions. The first is based on national sovereignty and pan-African values, while the second remains in a position of subcontracting in favor of Western neo-colonialism….

Libya and the Way Out of a Severe Crisis

Viktor Mikhin Violence has returned to the streets of the Libyan capital Tripoli for the third time this year, as prevailing tensions between the North African country’s two parallel governments have again escalated sharply. With 32 people killed and 160 injured, mostly civilians, the warring militias have not even spared hospitals in their attempts to…

South Africa: Civil Society, Human Rights Organizations Call for Urgent Intervention to Protect Abahlali baseMjondolo

PRESS STATEMENT 14 SEPTEMBER 2022 CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR URGENT NATIONAL INTERVENTION TO PROTECT ABAHLALI BASEMJONDOLO On Friday, 9 September 2022, the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) sent a letter concerning the ongoing attacks on Abahlali baseMjondolo to various members of the South African executive and legislature, as well as commissioners of regional…

Ethiopia: TPLF Makes Peace Overtures after Facing Military Setbacks

Pavan Kulkarni TPLF forces tells stories of forced conscription. (Photo: screenshot from Ethiopian state media video via Borkena) The Tigray People’s Liberation Front, which had dismissed the African Union’s mediation before launching an attack, has now agreed to a process led by the organization. Analysts have expressed skepticism of the sincerity of the offer In…