Ethnic Violence Plagues Ethiopia Near its Mighty New Dam

Ann Garrison Candlelight vigil outside the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Mekane Selam Medhane Alem Cathedral in Oakland, California, for those who died in the massacre in Wellega, Oromia Region, Ethiopia on June 18. Ongoing conflict in Ethiopia continues to claim the lives of many civilians, as recently happened in the Wellega region. Ethiopians have been in…

The United States Extends its Military Reach into Zambia

Vijay Prashad Dr Fred M’membe, President of Socialist Party Zambia. Photo: Socialist Party Zambia Vijay Prashad speaks with Dr. Fred M’membe of the Socialist Party about the reach and impact of the United States Africa Command in Zambia On April 26, 2022, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) announced that they had set up an office in…

Behind the Tin Curtain: BRICS+ vs NATO/G7

Pepe Escobar Once upon a time, there existed an Iron Curtain which divided the continent of Europe. Coined by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the term was in reference to the then-Soviet Union’s efforts to create a physical and ideological boundary with the west. The latter, for its part, pursued a policy of containment against…

Russia-Africa Summit to Reconvene

Abayomi Azikiwe After a visit to Russia by the two leading officials of the African Union (AU), an announcement has been made that President Vladimir Putin is ready to hold another gathering to work towards key issues facing both geopolitical regions. The last Africa-Russia Summit was held in Sochi during 2019 prior to the advent…

Massacre in Melilla: A Barbaric Crime

Alejandro López 37 refugees dead, hundreds injured in Spanish-Moroccan police massacre at Melilla border Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government, working with Moroccan police acting as the European Union’s border guards, have carried out a barbaric massacre at the borders of the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa. At least 37 migrants were killed and 150…

From Economy to Outer Space: Conclusions of the 14th BRICS Summit

Paul Antonopoulos The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met on June 23 in the context of the BRICS Summit amid major shifts in the geopolitical and economic order following the Russian military operation in Ukraine and the consequential sanctions from the West. The summit was held in a virtual format for…

French Imperialism vs. Crypto Colonialism

Sebs Solomon The Central African Republic (CAR) recently added Bitcoin as a legal currency, tokenized natural resources, and even created a “cryptocurrency economic zone” called Sango—following in the footsteps of El Salvador. The CAR is still using its French currency (CFA franc) just like El Salvador is still using the American dollar. In addition to the crypto economic zones, CAR is also offering e-residency…

Most African Countries Support Russia

Lucas Leiroz Apparently, Volodymir Zelensky’s popularity in Ukraine is very low. The Ukrainian leader called for a virtual diplomatic meeting with African heads of state, but the event failed completely. Almost all African leaders declined to participate, hampering Zelensky’s plans to make the meeting a pro-Kiev propaganda stage. Meanwhile, the Russian government’s popularity is growing…

St. Petersburg Sets the Stage for the War of Economic Corridors

Pepe Escobar At St. Petersburg on Friday, backers of multipolarity pushed forward integration of their networks In St. Petersburg, the world’s new powers gather to upend the US-concocted “rules-based order” and reconnect the globe their way The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has been configured for years now as absolutely essential to understand the evolving dynamics…