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…

US Empire: Get Out of Cuba’s Way

Obi Egbuna Remarks by Obi Egbuna Jr External Relations Officer to the Zimbabwe Cuba Friendship  Association/Organizer of the Get Out Of Cuba Way Movement/Campaign delivered at the Black  Lives Matter Educational Webinar Monday July 26th 2021.  On behalf of the Zimbabwe Cuba Friendship Association and the Get Out Of Cuba Way  Movement, we are thrilled…

Somalia: Turkey’s Other War

Rick Rozoff Turkey opened Camp TURKSOM, military base and academy, in Mogadishu, Somalia in 2017 with the Chief of the Turkish General Staff, General Hulusi Akar, present. It can accommodate 200 Turkish military personnel and is slated to graduate over 10,000 Somali soldiers. Lying as it does immediately across the Gulf of Aden from Yemen,…

COVID-19 in Uganda: A Lockdown Foretold

Denis Bukenya, PHM UgandaThe pricing and availability of vaccines remains a huge issue in Uganda. A lagging vaccine program and shortages of vital medical equipment has contributed to the worsening of the COVID-19 situation in Uganda. Meanwhile, the private sector has been thriving According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been 74,260 confirmed…

Canadian Imperialism and the Underdevelopment of Burkina Faso

Owen Schalk A soldier patrols the streets of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, October 2018. Photo by Issouf Sanogo. In April 2021, a military court in Burkina Faso indicted former president Blaise Compaoré and thirteen co-conspirators for the murder of Thomas Sankara, the country’s revolutionary socialist leader from 1983 to 1987. Sankara was a pan-Africanist who was…

Memo to France as Its Soldiers Leave Africa: “Get Out and Stay Out!”

Mark P Fancher A French soldier talks to a crowd outside a church in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, on Thursday. France has thrown its military weight around in Africa for years, but recently, in the wake of troop casualties, and with the prospect of more soldier deaths, French imperialist punks have signaled…

Ethiopia: The Reality of Operations in Tigray

Alessandro Lattanzio Since the federal government declared a ceasefire in Tigray on June 30, 2021, TPLF forces occupied border towns with Amhara Regional State in the areas of Alamata, Korem, and Qobo. The Amhara Regional Government called on the population to mobilize to address the “existential threat” posed by “TPLF terrorists.” More than 20 civilians…