Join us for Apocalypse Africa: Made In America, showing top-secret data, hidden documents and other sources obtained from government archives to reveal links between the destruction of Africa and those who influence American foreign policy.
The controversial video provides a Twitter-like view of Uganda, political history, and U.S. foreign policy.
[VIDEO] As NATO Ends Libyan Bombing Campaign, Is the U.S. Seeking Greater Military Control of Africa?
The NATO operations turned into another Western assault on another North African, Middle Eastern, Arab country. Discussion on Democracy Now!
Kenya’s invasion of Somalia, with U.S. support, is as ill-advised as the last time a U.S. ally tried to remake the fractured country by force.
Al-Qaeda is having a near-death experience, so why is the Obama administration opening a new front against terrorism in Africa?
The United States is ultimately chasing al-Qaeda, not the LRA, in East Africa. And this may end up abetting Yoweri Museveni’s crackdown on Ugandan democracy.
The U.S.-Algeria relationship, a marriage of convenience, was cemented after 9-11 by a what may have been a staged terrorist attack on the part of Algeria.
AFRICOM morphs from aid and diplomacy to militarizing U.S. foreign policy in the region.
However irrational, Gaddafi was capable of both prescience and irony regarding his region’s politics.
An opening for progressives in the U.S. and in Africa to push the Obama Administration on its short-sighted Africa policy might exist in 2011.
In this interview, Peace Corps volunteer Nathan Dieck provides a rare firsthand account of a U.S. counter-terrorism operation in Africa.
What accounts for African responses to the creation of the U.S. Africa Command? Rather than attributing negative reactions to Pentagon “public relations” errors, a content analysis of over 500 African news reports shows that countries sustaining high levels of growth with lower overall levels of foreign aid were more critical of AFRICOM – even if they are traditional American allies. The findings, to be published in Africa Today, suggest that recent economic progress among African countries is contributing to their policy latitude.
President Obama said, in his 2009 speech in Accra, Ghana, that America should support strong institutions and not strong men. However in the case of Rwanda, this has been no more than rhetoric. Rwandans, like most Africans, cheered Obama’s election, hoping that it might signal a new, more peaceful and cooperative relationship between the U.S. and Africa, but Obama has expanded AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command, and now he remains silent as Rwanda’s strongman, President Paul Kagame, prepares a sham presidential election to retain his brutal grip on power.
China makes the perfect Cold War villain: communist, aloofly “self-interested,” and rapidly expanding an economic empire. Let’s hope America and China can keep the war cold in what is becoming a heated economic battle for control of Africa.
The G8 is reneging on humanitarian aid pledges to Africa while U.S. military aid to Africa swells.