A guide to helping Africa
- Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Helping Africa has become a self-perpetuating for profit non-profit business. It has become what Teju Cole calls the white savior industrial complex. This does raise the questions, are there ways in which help can actually be useful? Where help ...
Clan Warfare Over the Spoils of Power: Is Libya the Next Somalia?
- Thomas C. Mountain
Libya seems well on its way to becoming the next Somalia, with much of the country already ruled by tribal/clan based armed militias. As was the case in Somalia, Libya is in the process of separation, with the eastern, oil rich, Cyrenica region having ...
NATO's Libya blitzkrieg and the coming colonial wars
- Dan Glazebrook
If you want a vision of Africa under AFRICOM tutelage, look no further than Libya, NATO’s model of an African state: condemned to decades of violence and trauma through military colonialism.
The scale of the ongoing tragedy visited on ...
The African Union: A Tool Of Western Rule
- Thomas C. Mountain
The African Union (AU) has mutated into a particularly corrupt and brutal enforcer of western rule in Africa. When it comes to the interests of Pax Americana you must start with the crimes committed in the AU’s “War on Terror” ...
KONY 2012, Invisible Children's Pro-AFRICOM and Museveni Propaganda
- Black Star News
These young folks who run Invisible Children are extremely dangerous to the welfare of Ugandans and other Africans should they succeed in broadening U.S. military presence in Africa. If the United States were truly interested purely in eliminating Kony ...
Mali: U.S. Africa Command’s New War?
- Rick Rozoff
The press wires are reporting on intensified fighting in Mali between the nation’s military and ethnic Tuareg rebels of the Azawad National Liberation Movement in the north of the nation.
As the only news agencies with global sweep and the funds ...
The ICC debate: A pan-African perspective
- Zaya Yeebo
Once again, the spotlight is on Africa as four Kenyans – three political leaders and a journalist – have been indicted at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Once again, the question that has never been answered is, why Africa? And ...
Somalia's Rich Maritime Resources Being Plundered, Report Says
- Thalif Deen
The international community has failed to grapple with the real underlying political and economic issues facing the troubled East African nation of Somalia, which has been surviving without an effective government for over two decades, according ...
‘Aid is a dirty word, like colonialism’
At the end of November about 3000 representatives from development organisations as well as politicians and experts from around the world met in Busan, South Korea to discuss a more effective development aid. They examined to what extent the five principles ...
The importance of being leader of the opposition to Obiang Nguema: A trivial comedy for serious politicians set in Equatorial Guinea
- Agustín Velloso
Plácido Micó, considered the leader of the opposition to Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Equatorial Guinea’s president since 1979, was on a political tour to the United States during the last week of January 2012.