Russia ‘Gifts’ Mali With Helicopters and Weapons: What Could This Mean for Africa?

Takudzwa Hillary Chiwanza A week ago, Mali received four helicopters, weapons, and ammunition from Russia as part of an agreement sealed in December 2020. The military contract entails Russian support to Malian forces as they fight extremist fighters linked with ISIS and al-Qaeda. Malian forces are engaged in protracted counter-terrorism alongside French, European, and United…

Mercenaries in Mali: From Russia Without Love

Mark P Fancher During the 1930s and 1940s, movies that featured the character Tarzan told far-fetched tales about an extraordinary white man who moved more easily through the African bush than the wildlife indigenous to the Congo region. In fact, elephants, lions, apes, and all other living creatures were loyal subjects of this white man,…

France Opens the Sahel-Saharan Front Against Wagner

Putin..the new African champion LONDON – France is doing everything it can to prevent Russia’s Wagner Group from gaining positions of influence in the Sahel-Saharan region. While the new military council in Mali insists on signing an agreement with the group, Paris is pushing the leaders of the countries in the region to show their…

U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan: Is a Geopolitical Strategy Behind This?

Yoselina Guevara The Taliban celebrate the US departure The last US military plane left Kabul at 23:59 on August 30, bringing to a close a nearly 20-year invasion by the United States and its allies on Afghan soil. The Taliban immediately took control of the airport, announcing that the Islamic Emirate is now a “free…

NATO is Replicating Nazi Germany’s Crimes in Ukraine

Rainer Shea NATO and its fascist partnered regimes are facilitating a process in Ukraine that can be compared to the rise of Nazi Germany. The difference being that Ukraine’s fascist regime isn’t going to start invading European imperialist powers, which in the long term will make this regime more sustainable than the Third Reich; whereas…

Biden Admits that U.S. Will Continue to Bomb Afghanistan

Nick Mottern U.S. jets bombing Afghanistan. These attacks will not end despite the formal U.S. withdrawal by September 11th. [Source: wired.com] After 20 Years, America’s “Longest War” Is Not Really Ending On July 2nd, fleeing questions from reporters about U.S. plans in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden sought refuge behind the July 4th Independence Day holiday….

Ever-Widening Arc: Mongolia, Turkey United in Framework of NATO Partnership

Rick Rozoff On July Turkey’s Daily Sabah featured an opinion piece by the Mongolian ambassador to Turkey, Ravdan Bold, entitled Mongolia, Turkey friendship toward strategic partnership. He began his article by drawing parallels between the histories of the two countries. In only the second sentence, however, he denounced the only two nations bordering his own…

Turkey Inaugurates NATO-Backed Bloc from Balkans to Chinese Border

Rick Rozoff Turkey has recently hosted and led several military exercises with the word Anatolian (Anadolu) as part of their code names, but two in particular, occurring simultaneously, warrant close examination. They are Anatolian 21 and Anatolian Eagle 2021: the first a special operations exercise and the second an air combat one. Anatolian 21 is…

U.S. Wargames in Nordic Region Aimed at Moscow

Agneta Norberg Warplanes F-16, from the US´s 480 Fighter Squadron, took off from Luleå/Kallax airfield on June 7th 2021 at 9 o´clock. This was the start for war training and coordination with the Swedish warplane, JAS 39 Gripen. The target is Russia. The war exercise, Arctic Challenge Exercise (ACE) continued until June 18th. The US…