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    Rwanda’s Formula for Success: Murder Your Neighbors and Steal Their Wealth

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

    The New York Times touts Rwanda as a place of economic miracles, a country with almost no mineral resources that nevertheless plans to “leapfrog” straight to an information economy. What the Times fails to mention is that Rwanda’s relative prosperity is based on the extermination of its Congolese neighbors and the expropriation of their natural resources.

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    There is No Effective Constituency for Africa in the United States

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

    The next chief of AFRICOM wants a 15-fold expansion in drones and other intelligence-gathering. The full-court press against the continent has begun, with the U.S. “building the capability to militarily control all of Africa, in conjunction with its European allies and its African proxies.” But the Black American Misleadership Class couldn’t care less.

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    US Africa Policy Will Remain Imperialistic


    by Abayomi Azikiwe

    U.S. imperialism is escalating its aggressions around the world, especially in Africa. A system in general crisis tends to lash out in all directions.

    Britain and America Target DR Congo


    by Antoine Roger Lokongo

    It’s now an “open secret” that the U.S. is plotting the dismemberment of the Democratic Republic of Congo, through Washington’s proxies Uganda and Rwanda. “This is not a Congolese civil war, but a continuation of a 16-year aggression by its two neighbors, financed and directed by the United States and Britain.”

    A Second Wave of Genocide Looms in Congo, with Susan Rice on Point


    by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

    Susan Rice is a woman of ghastly accomplishments: suppressor of the facts on genocide in Congo, and chief U.S. warmonger in Africa. Yet African American politicians rush to her defense, as a role model for young Blacks, especially women.

    Humanitarian Coverup: Why is Obama Silent Over the New Congo War?


    by Shamus Cooke

    The United States is a silent partner in the latest bloodshed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, under siege by so-called M23 “rebels” controlled by U.S. allies Rwanda and Uganda. “It’s likely that the Obama administration will jump into action as soon as his M23 allies complete their military objective of regime change, and re-open the Congo’s military wealth to U.S. corporations to profit from.”

    The Tragedy of Goma: Shame on UN and Rwanda’s Western Allies


    by Theogene Rudasingwa

    Rwanda and Uganda, Washington’s closest allies in central Africa, are embarked on the full conquest of their neighbor, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Following the capture of Goma, “Rwanda is now poised to take Bukavu in South Kivu, and most likely will be lured into DRC's tempting but dangerous belly, as far as the capital, Kinshasa.”

    America and the Politics of Genocide in Africa


    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

    Uganda threatened to pull out of the dirty war in Somalia unless it was afforded continued immunity for its mass murders in Congo. Washington is the Big Daddy of both bloodbaths. Within days, Uganda backed down, since a “withdrawal from Somalia would amount to going on strike against its employer, the United States.”

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    A Profitable Genocide: Rwanda and Uganda Annex Eastern Congo


    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

    Another United Nations report has been leaked, documenting Uganda and Rwanda’s de facto annexation of the eastern Congo and complicity in a genocide that has claimed six million lives. “The blood of millions flows into the ground, while billions of dollars in minerals are extracted from the earth and delivered to their corporate customers – with Rwandan and Ugandan middlemen pocketing their cut.

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    Low-Intensity Warfare In Africa: The US "Policy Wonks" Behind Covert Warfare & Humanitarian Fascism, Part 1 of 2

    by Keith Harmon Snow

    From the 1980s to today, an elite group of Western intelligence operatives have backed low-intensity guerrilla warfare in certain African 'hotspots'. Mass atrocities in the Great Lakes and Sudan can be linked to Roger Winter, a pivotal U.S. operative whose 'team' was recently applauded for birthing the world's newest nation, South Sudan. Behind the fairytale we find a long trail of blood and skeletons from Uganda to Sudan, Rwanda and Congo.

    Rwanda, Uganda and the Congo Genocide


    by Antoine Roger Lokongo

    Six million Congolese have died since 1996 so that western corporations could retain unfettered access to the region’s mineral wealth. Rwanda and Uganda turned the eastern Congo into a cauldron of death – with impunity, protected by their patrons, the U.S. and Britain. Although the evidence of Rwanda’s role in the Congo genocide is irrefutable, Tutsi strongman Paul Kagame’s regime “will simply get away with it and recommence again tomorrow – as long as minerals need to be supplied to the West.”

    Beware the Rotten Fruit of AFRICOM Training


    by Mark P. Fancher

    The U.S. military command in Africa, AFRICOM, has trained thousands of officers on the continent, including the young captain that overthrew his own government in Mali, this year. “If AFRICOM’s protégés have taken careful note of how the U.S. military is routinely used to try and take whatever the U.S. wants in Africa, often without regard for law, custom or prudence, it is not hard to imagine how or why Amadou Sanogo might do the same thing in his own country.”

    Uganda Or Somalia? Get Your Story Straight, America


    by Mark P. Fancher

    The U.S. and Uganda are playing a cynical game of musical chairs in Africa. The Americans send Green Berets to Uganda, ostensibly to help the beleaguered Ugandan military hunt down Joseph Kony’s LRA guerillas, while the Ugandans send thousands of soldiers to Somalia to prop up the U.S.-backed government in Mogadishu. “The U.S. has no real interest in the LRA, but is drawn instead to oil fields in Uganda and South Sudan.”

    April 1994 to April 2012: Commemorating More Than 18 years of US Sponsored Terrorism in Central Africa, Part 2 of 2

    by Keith Harmon Snow

    After US-backed forces shot their way to power in Rwanda and Uganda with armies of child soldiers and exemplary atrocities, Western propaganda blamed the horrific death toll on the losers. To legitimize its African pit bull regimes the US now hounds and deports Rwandan dissidents, concealing or concocting evidence at will.

    April 1994 to April 2012: Commemorating More Than 18 years of US Sponsored Terrorism in Central Africa, Part 1 of 2

    by Keith Harmon Snow

    In the 80s and early 90s murderous US-sponsored guerrilla armies in Uganda and Rwanda used child soldiers, American training, and atrocities to butcher their way to power. The US State Department, intelligence, military & corporate media afterward portrayed the monstrous death tolls as genocide committed by their opponents. This is the genesis of the Rwandan genocide fable that now bolsters US sponsored police states in Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda, and US intervention throughout the region.

    Social Media Scam Alert: Top Ten Ways to Tell Kony is Phony

    by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

    Thanks to relentless promotion by corporate media, government, celebrities, right wing foundations & church groups, & politicians of both corporate parties, the Kony 2012 video has “gone viral.”  Viewed on YouTube more than a hundred million times, it paints a vivid, simple picture, clear enough, its narrator says, for a 5 year old. But is it real, or is it propaganda, and for what purpose?

    Hell No, We Won’t Go To War Against Africa!


    by Mark P. Fancher

    Elders and other influencers discouraged Black youth from becoming fodder for the Iraq war, but what of the looming U.S. imperial wars in Africa? The U.S. Africa Command propagates the lie that it only “advises” friendly forces on the continent, but “at the same time establishes bases in the Central African Republic and South Sudan” as part of a purported mission to hunt a guerilla force in the region. U.S. ground wars in Africa may be upon us before there is a chance “to throw up an anti-recruitment barrier around the community.” The education process must begin now, and become permanent.

    NATO, AFRICOM and the New White Man's Burden

    by Harold Green

    With the era of formal colonialism only recently ended, and only 125 years after the Europeans and the United States formally divided Africa among themselves, NATO has begun the military reimposition of Euro-American rule of the Continent. The conquest of sovereign Libya has encouraged Washington, London and Paris to escalate their armed incursions under “humanitarian” guises, and with the eager participation of native collaborators. “The imperialist powers are obviously up to their old tricks of using treacherous Africans to help in doing their '’dirty work.’''

    Obama’s Tragic Rorschach Perceptions of the Law, Africa and Military Intervention


    by Mark P. Fancher

    President Obama uses his training as a constitutional lawyer to find opportunities to spread violence and impose U.S. imperial will on Africa. He makes war against Libya and then denies having done any such thing. He sends troops to Uganda and other central African nations, at precisely the time when Uganda is discovered to possess huge reserves of oil. Are the soldiers there to protect Uganda, whose army is quite capable, or is it there to draw a line against China’s commercial “advance into the Congo basin.”

    Starving Somalia: U.S. “Other Wars” Kill More than Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

    More people die because of U.S. military and economic attacks in places like Somalia and Congo than in the more widely acknowledged wars of American empire. These “Other Wars” consume “hundreds of thousands – millions – of lives, and have resulted in, or contributed to, the two worst humanitarian crises in Africa over the past four years.” President Obama’s announcement of $105 million for Somalia is a cynical diversion from the fact of U.S. use of food as a weapon of war.

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    Somalia: Obama's Unholy Alliance With Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni

    by Black Star News editorial desk

    The Obama administration’s ongoing alliance with Ugandan leader and war criminal Gen. Yoweri K. Museveni has allowed the dictator “to suppress domestic dissent and to commit wars of aggression against Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and now the Central African Republic.” Museveni’s service to U.S. policy in Somalia, where thousands of Ugandan troops prop up a “fictional” government, prevents the Somalis from forming a legitimate regime.

    Uganda, America’s Pit Bull, Wants to Lead a Larger War in Somalia

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

    America’s top hit man in Africa, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, is calling for a much larger air, sea and land war in Somalia – with Museveni’s forces on point. The saber-rattling follows on the heels of Uganda’s and Rwanda’s threats to withdraw from UN “peacekeeping” missions, such as in Somalia. What’s up?

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    Paul Kagame: America's Genocidaire in Central Africa

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

    Precisely like his predecessor, President Obama empowers a pro-western Murder Inc. in Black Africa, a roster that includes the most vicious mass murderers and assassins on the continent. One of them, Rwanda's Paul Kagame, who is culpable in the death of millions in Congo, recently held an election in which he got 93 percent of the vote. But you won't hear any complaints from the White House.

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    U.S.-backed War in Somalia Comes to Uganda, Threatens to Set Whole Region Aflame

    horn of africa

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

    The U.S. war against Somalia expands outwards and “has now blown back to Uganda,” the U.S. ally that, “along with the minority Tutsi dictatorship in Rwanda, is America's most reliable mercenary force in Black Africa.” Ethiopia and Kenya prepare to join Uganda in an offensive against the Somali resistance, to save America’s puppet mini-state in Mogadishu.


    Could International Criminal Court Deploy U.S. as World Law Enforcer?

    more AFRICOMby BAR executive editor Glen Ford

    The chief prosecutor of the court that purports to bring the rule of law to the planet is actively campaigning to appoint the United States – ‘the world’s most prolific perpetrator and sponsor of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide’ – as chief law enforcement agent. This, despite the fact that the United States is not, and does not intend to become, a member of the International Criminal Court, nor subject to its jurisdiction. But, no matter: thugs rule.


    AFRICOM and the ICC: Enforcing international justice in Africa?

    by Samar Al-Bulushi and Adam Branch

    The United States, which has never joined the International Criminal Court for fear that it might be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, is gearing up to use the ICC as a pretext to act as world gendarme. “The ICC risks becoming the latest pawn of US military strategy on the continent…in particular in conjunction with AFRICOM”


    The Crimes of Bongo: Apartheid & Terror in Africa's Gardens of Eden, Part II

    by keith harmon snow
    When Gabon President Omar Bongo died of a heart attack at age 73 in early June, multinational corporations and neocolonial leaders in Europe and the U.S. mourned his passing. He had served them well as the longest-running dictatorship in Africa.

    Obama's African Policy the Same As George Bush's

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

    President Obama has officially made George Bush's sanctions against Zimbabwe, his own. "The White House justifies this economic aggression by claiming that Mugabe and his associates pose ‘an unusual and extraordinary threat' to American ‘foreign policy' - a "blatant, naked attempt at regime change."

    Ending Uganda’s “Brilliant” Genocide

    by Milton Allimadi

    The United States' biggest ally in sub-Saharan Africa is Uganda, ruled by Yoweri Museveni, the butcher of the Congo, where at least three million people died because of the ravages of Museveni's and other pillaging armies. Musevini's regime was rewarded with aid and great praise by Washington. Internally, the regime has caused a whole people, the Acholi of northern Uganda, to become prisoners in their own homeland. For more than ten years, the Acholi have been interned in concentration camps - a human rights crime that the United States ignores, as does the British Commonwealth. Hundreds of thousands have died, but Museveni is George Bush's boy, so it does not matter. 

    Barefoot, Sick, Hungy and Afraid: The Real U.S.Policy in Africa

    by BAR Executive Editor Glen Ford

    This story was orginally published in Black Commentator on July 7, 2003bar

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