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The War in Ukraine and How Africa Surprised the West

by Ted Snyder, published on, April 3, 2023 On March 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Moscow. The meeting, at which the two leaders “reaffirm[ed] the special nature of the Russia-China partnership” may be a crucial moment in the emergence of the new multipolar world that is challenging US hegemony. But while the[…]

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NATO and Africa: A Relationship of Colonial Violence and Structural White Supremacy

by Djibo Sobukwe, published on Black Agenda Report,  February 27, 2022 Considering the public media attention and concern about possible expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), it is worth reminding people about NATO’s bloody history in Africa. NATO was founded in 1949 after WWII at a time when African countries were still under the yoke of colonialism. In[…]

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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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