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The Menace of Boko Haram and Fundamentalism in Nigeria

by Horace G. Campbell

The hardline military approach to Boko Haram by the Nigerian government is inadequate. Boko Haram's challenge has economic, political and social dimensions that government ignores to the detriment of Nigerians. All progressive forces will now have to wade in to oppose both Boko Haram and the states that provide the enabling conditions for the growth of terror elements.

South Sudan: Peace, Democracy and Reconstruction Instead of War

by Horace G. Campbell

The dissolution of the South Sudanese military and government into rival factions puts the future of the world’s newest country in question. We must ask “whether this scenario had been planned by the forward planners in Washington who felt that they had not profited enough from the support of the SPLA since independence.”

Mali, France and the War on Terror in Africa

by Horace G. Campbell

The current insecurity in Mali is a direct result of the US military presence...and why Africans must be more forthright in opposing the expansion of the US Africa Command.” France plays a special role in this escalation, as she maneuvers to hold on to her African holdings. The U.S. and France trained and financed the same jihadists they are now fighting.

A Year Later, the War in Libya is Far from Over

 

by Horace Campbell

The death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya revealed the extent of CIA involvement in Libya. The “agency was not merely conducting covert surveillance on the Islamists based in eastern Libya, but providing them with direct aid and coordinating their operations with the current war in Syria.” Chickens and other varmints are coming home to roost. “The US had fed the al-Qa'ida scorpion and now it had bitten America.”

The U.S. Attempts to Tighten Its Grip on Africa

AfricaOgoniProtest

by Horace Campbell

George Bush's foray into Africa revealed both U.S. intentions to militarize the continent and the limits of American coercive power in the current global environment. Bush scaled down his visit to five "safe" countries where his millions of dollars in "aid" would be warmly received, while avoiding nations where U.S. policies are unpopular. Oil lies at the heart of the U.S. thrust in Africa, the source of "more petroleum to the USA than the Middle East." Washington's plans for a headquarters on the continent for its African military command (Africom) have been frustrated by resistance from major players in the region, notably South Africa, Nigeria and Angola. But a full-blown, proxy offensive is underway in the Horn of Africa, where the U.S. foments and "fabricates" a war on terror.  "Those who support real cooperation, solidarity and anti-racism must oppose the US Africa command."

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