In the Light of African Liberation Day Imperialist Rats Will Run Away

by Mark P. Fancher

The heroic African guerilla struggles against colonialism are history. The African present is dominated by AFRICOM, the U.S. military octopus with tentacles deep in the militaries of supposedly independent African states. “If Africa’s enemies have retreated like cowardly rats to the safety of their offices and boardrooms, then it’s time for us to drag their deliberations and plans out into the light of day -- African Liberation Day.”

The AFRICOM Snake Slithers into the Lake Chad Basin

by Mark P. Fancher

Ever since NATO’s 2011 regime change in Libya, the U.S. military command, AFRICOM, has had free rein in most of the continent. Boko Haram “terrorism” provides an excuse to intervene, but AFRICOM’s real aim is to secure U.S. control of African economic resources. “It took only the suggestion of potential oil reserves to inspire a U.S. military plan for the success of the oil exploration efforts of the Nigerian government” in the Lake Chad region.

Gambia; A Very African Coup

by Thomas C. Mountain

Just another week in neocolonial Africa, where every country’s military is armed, clothed, equipped and trained by the US through AFRICOM. Reports in the western press of a corrupt president refusing to leave office and being ousted to universal acclaim by the joint intervention of the Nigerian Air Force and Senagalese ground troops obfuscate or omit most of the story.

Breaking the Camouflage Wall of Silence: When AFRICOM Evaluates Itself, the News Is Grim

by Nick Turse

The U.S. Military Command in Africa, AFRICOM, claims it is a force against “terror” on the continent. Yet armed groups have proliferated at much the same pace as the U.S. military expansion in Africa. “Over these last years, the number of personnel, missions, dollars spent, and special ops training efforts as well as drone bases and other outposts on the continent have all multiplied.”

AFRICOM: Ready to Sabotage the Revolution

by Mark P. Fancher

The U.S. Military Command in Africa, AFRICOM, is the West’s standing army on the continent, guardian of multinational corporations and the natural and human resources that keep the North America and Europe on top. AFRICOM claims its mission is “anti-terrorism” – a catch-all, “convenient excuse for AFRICOM to interfere with legitimate efforts to achieve African self-determination.”

Obama's AFRICOM Nominee Will Seek Authority to Assassinate

by Ann Garrison

The next commanding general of AFRICOM, the U.S. Military Command in Africa, wants the authority to assassinate people designated as “terrorists,” without first getting permission of the U.S. president. The question of getting permission from Africans never came up in confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate.

AFRICOM: Protecting US Interests Disguised as 'Military Partnerships'

by Ebrahim Shabbir Deen

AFRICOM, the U.S. military command in Africa, has subverted African militaries and enmeshed the continent in Washington's 'war on terror.' It is a one-side partnership. "In many instances, these partnerships involve African militaries ceding operational command to AFRICOM." The 'scramble for Africa' could intensify. Indeed, AFRICOM is part and parcel of that 'scramble.'

AFRICOM: America's Empire of Military Bases in Africa

AFRICOM: America's Empire of Military Bases in Africa

by Nick Turse

The Pentagon claims to have only a single US military base on the African continent.  This is an outright lie.  the number of US military installations, training missions, military exercises and deployments on the African continent has soared in recent years under the Obama administration, and the Pentagon has taken active measures to conceal the depth and breadth of its African activities.  

Dr. Che Guevara’s Prescription for Africa’s AFRICOM Headache

by Mark P. Fancher

With the United States military command in the lead, “western troops and advisors continue their forward march across African.” But continental liberation is still possible: it just requires the spark of a decisive example. “At least one African country should, pursuant to its own national legislation, seize and nationalize all foreign oil operations, mines and processing facilities within its borders.”

A Preview of Coming Wars: Do Black Lives Matter in Africa?

by David Swanson

The U.S. military is today the preeminent power in Africa, enjoying freedom of movement throughout the continent. Like night follows day, the U.S. military presence has brought regime change, failed states, political instability and constant warfare. The occupation of Africa has dramatically escalated under President Obama’s watch – with scarcely a murmur of dissent from the Black American political class.

Has Terrorism Stepped into Africa’s Political Void?

by Mark P. Fancher

As AFRICOM, the U.S. military command, wraps its tentacles around the continent and jihadist organizations spread mayhem and massacre, Africa sometimes seems to have lost its internal political compass. “In the absence of sustained revolutionary organizing, desperate, confused, oppressed individuals have unfortunately responded to terrorists’ calls to arms.”

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