The Rise of NATO in Africa

by Vijay Prashad, produced by Globetrotter., May 27, 2022 Anxiety about the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) toward the Russian border is one of the causes of the current war in Ukraine. But this is not the only attempt at expansion by NATO, a treaty organization created in 1949 by the United States to project its military[…]

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Eritrea vs. AFRICOM: Defending Sovereignty in the Face of Imperialist Aggression

by Dina Asfaha and Tunde Osazua, published on Black Agenda Report, December 1, 2021 The rapid expansion of AFRICOM on the African continent should be a cause for concern as African nations are quickly surrendering their sovereignty to the US. As the only country without a relationship to AFRICOM, Eritrea bears the brunt of US vilification. We must salute Eritrea’s[…]

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Defending Our Sovereignty: US Military Bases in Africa and the Future of African Unity

Dossier no. 42, Tricontinental Co-publication with The Socialist Movement of Ghana’s Research Group, July 5, 2021 How do you visualise the footprint of Empire? The images in this dossier map some of AFRICOM’s military bases on the African continent – both ‘enduring’ and ‘non-enduring’, as they are officially called. The satellite photos were gathered by data artist Josh Begley, who[…]

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Ethiopians Go To the Polls Even After U.S. Tells Them Not To

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, June 23, 2021 “Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia are now alarming US political and military elites by forming an alliance and threatening to chart an independent path in the Horn of Africa.” On Monday, June 21st, Ethiopians went to the polls to select a parliament, which will elect a prime minister, even though[…]

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China and Africa: Black Alliance for Peace’s AFRICOM Watch Bulletin

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, April 21, 2021 Those that call China a colonizer of Africa don’t understand colonization. “US corporate media have called China a ‘new colonizer’ in Africa so many times it has been digested as truth.” The following interview was published on April 8th as part of Black Alliance for Peace’s AFRICOM Watch Bulletin[…]

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European Union Screams at Eritrea

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, March 24, 2021 The US bid for sanctions against Eritrea was rebuked by the UN Security Council, so the imperial bloc had to settle for European sanctions against the fiercely independent African government. “The peace between Eritrea and Ethiopia, moving forward, is now unbreakable.” The European Union (EU) came out “screaming on[…]

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AFRICOM: Deadly Deception

Statement from Friends of the Congo, October 1, 2020 On October 1, 2007, the United States under the presidency of George W. Bush and the military leadership of the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, launched the Africa Command (AFRICOM). The command was based in Stuttgart, Germany. In the same vein as the 1884/85 Berlin Conference, AFRICOM was a wholly external[…]

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Why We Focus on Africa

Black Alliance for Peace, published on Black Agenda Report, September 30, 2020 Africa can’t demonstrate independence and power because the entire continent has a giant U.S. military boot on its neck. “The presence of U.S. forces exacerbates violence and instability throughout the continent.” With reports each week of yet another Black victim of police violence, there is for many an[…]

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U.S. Militarism Towards China is Part and Parcel of American Hegemony Syndrome

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, August 26, 2020 American hegemony syndrome has shifted public attention away from the critical problems facing humanity by demonizing China. “Military expansionism compensates for the fact that the U.S. has lost to China in the realm of economic competition.” The COVID-19 pandemic has not made the planet any safer from the threat[…]

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