Black Internationalists Demand Closure of Hundreds of U.S. Military Bases

U.S. AFRICOM Photo: Camp Base Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a Charlie company of the newly designated 391st commando battalion parade before Congolese and U.S. dignitaries at the conclusion of the ceremony marking the end of their training by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa September 15, 2010. The battalion was trained by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa as part[…]

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Congo in the Abyss

By Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, October 17, 2018 The imperial aggressions of western governments have inflicted multiple holocausts on the Congolese people. “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.” This week I spoke to Swiss Congolese historian, activist and coordinator of the Congolese movement Likambo Ya Mabele Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about recent developments in the Democratic Republic[…]

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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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