Was Patrice Lumumba’s Assassination the Most Important of the Last Century?

by Maurice Carney, first published on TRTWorld, August 6, 2018 The assassination was a disaster not only for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but for the entire African continent. More than half a century later, its shockwaves still reverberate. The assassination of Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, Patrice Emery Lumumba on January 17, 1961 has been famously termed “the[…]

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Drones In the Sahara

by Joe Penny An American Base with Ground Operations in Nigeria Late in the morning of October 4 last year, a convoy of Nigerien and American special forces soldiers in eight vehicles left the village of Tongo Tongo. As they made their way between mud-brick houses with thatched roofs, they were attacked from one side by dozens of militants, if[…]

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New Evidence of the Systematic Looting of Africa

Zambia denied loan by IMF New Evidence of the Systematic Looting of Africa by an Increasingly Schizophrenic World Bank by Patrick Bond, originally published on Black Agenda Report, Feb 7, 2018 “’Sub-Saharan Africa loses roughly $100 billion of ANS annually because it is “the only region with periods of negative levels’ of gross national income.” A brand new World Bank[…]

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A Treacherous Crossing

Paul Ryan’s recent trip to the Gulf reflects the US Government’s complete lack of compassion for the refugees and migrants created by its proxy wars in the Middle East. By Kathy Kelly On January 23rd an overcrowded smuggling boat capsized off the coast of Aden in Southern Yemen. Smugglers packed 152 passengers from Somalia and Ethiopia in the boat and[…]

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Concentration Camps for African Migrants Blocked from Entering Europe are Popping Up Across Libya

“The Europeans want to move their southern border from the northern edge of the Mediterranean Sea to the southern rim of the Sahara Desert.” By Vijay Prashad. This article previously appeared in Alternet and Black Agenda Report Refugees do not show up in the Mediterranean Sea as if from nowhere. By the time they get into their flimsy boats on the[…]

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Zambia Must Clarify Whether it Will Host Israel-Africa Summit

“Israel since 1948 has collaborated with the same white supremacist forces which conquered, exploited and oppressed African people and their descendants throughout the world.” Several news articles were published in early December indicating that Zambian President Edgar Lungu has agreed to host a summit meeting between African Union (AU) member-states and the State of Israel. (See Jerusalem Post, Dec. 3,[…]

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