The UN Congo Offensive: A Continent Betrayed

Christopher Black (NEO) : On January 5, 2015 the United Nations announced that offensive operations by its forces, known as MONUSCO, along with Congolese army elements, are being prepared against the Democratic Forces For the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) based in the east of the Republic of Congo (DRC). This follows a Security Council statement…

For Moment, the World Embraces the Cuba Model – and Slaps the Empire ~ by Glen Ford

“For Cuba, service to oppressed and exploited peoples is a revolutionary act of the highest moral caliber.”   Revolutionary Cuba has always been a miracle and gift to all humankind. This week, the nations of the world – with two savage exceptions – instructed their emissaries at the UN General Assembly to tell the world’s…

Africa Beware of Imperialism’s Fatherly Advice

by Mark P. Fancher Washington’s military tentacles daily tighten their grip on Africa, in ever deepening collusion with France. “Allowing the U.S., France and others to essentially take charge of Africa’s militaries creates or maintains an almost childlike dependence on imperialist forces.” “The U.S. must remain committed to the militarization of Africa in order to…

‘The West Seeks to Exploit Africa’, Interview With President Mugabe by Serbian Broadcasting

Bojan Brkic Serbian Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) deputy editor-in-chief interviewed Republic of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe at the African Union Summit held in late January 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. ‘The West seeks to exploit Africa’ Sunday, 02 February 2014 00:00 Zimbabwe Sunday Mail President Marshal Tito of…

Obama lands in Pretoria, US flags burnt

Obama lands in Pretoria, US flags burnt Hundreds of people have held a demonstration in the South African executive capital Pretoria to protest against Washington’s “oppressive” policies on the eve of a visit by US President Barack Obama to the African country. On Friday, hundreds of trade unionists, Muslim activists and South African Communist Party…

Why Obama Can’t Visit Nigeria

Why Obama Can’t Visit Nigeria Federal Republic of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan holding talks with US President Barack Obama. The Christmas 2011 bombings in Nigeria may provide greater openings for Pentagon intervention., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Why Obama can’t visit Nigeria, by U.S. Deputy NSA Posted by: Yusuf AlliNigerian…

War and Water: Hydropolitics Propel Balkanization in Africa

SOURCE Wherever there are reports of melting glaciers and a future of diminished water resources, there is an increasing Balkanization of nation-states. Those who manipulate world events for maximum profit understand that it is much easier to control water resources if one is dealing with a multitude of warring and jealous mini-states than it is…

Black History ~ Gil Scott-Heron

Black History by Gil Scott-Heron I was wondering about our yesterdays, and starting digging through the rubble and to say, at least somebody went through a hell of a lot of trouble to make sure that when we looked things up we wouldn’t fair too well and that we would come up with totally unreliable portraits…

Peace Keepers or Biological Warfare Agents ?

  PEACE-KEEPERS OR BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS ? By Venatrix Fulmen   A Call to End the Deadly Impact of Foreign Troopers on Innocent Civilians OUTBREAK   +++Cholera+++RiftValleyFever+++MarburgFever+++DengueFever+ ++YellowFever+++HIV/AIDS+++Malaria+++AvianFlu+++SwineFlu++ +++HantaVirus+++ and so on – these lines run through the news tickers of media agencies every day. In well-off societies, at least the pharmaceutical industries are interested…

Sudan’s Parliament Reiterates Refusal for Privatization of Sugar Factories

Sudan’s Parliament Reiterates Refusal for Privatization of Sugar Factories A Pan-African Conference on Trade Union in Sudan. President Bashir Hassan al-Bashir standing in attention., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. SATURDAY 25 MAY 2013 Sudan’s parliament reiterates refusal for privatization of Sugar factories May 24, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s National Assembly…

Without Unity, There Is No Future For Africa

Without Unity, There Is No Future For Africa Kwame Nkrumah speaking at the Organization of African Unity Summit in 1964 in Egypt calling for a continental unity government for Africa. 2009 marked the 100th anniversary of his birth., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Without unity, there is no future for…

Nigerian War Rages On in the Northeast

Nigerian War Rages On in the Northeast Nigerian military mobilized in the state of emergency declared in three northeastern states. Sectional violence has escalated in the West African state., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. War against secessionists rages in North-East SUNDAY, 19 MAY 2013 20:59 FROM MADU ONUORAH, ABUJA NEWS…

Lonmin Strike: What Drove Workers Back to Marikana?

Lonmin Strike: What Drove Workers Back to Marikana?   Mineworkers at Lonmin staged a one-day wildcat strike on May 14, 2013. Speculation exists that it is connected to the death of an Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union organizer just days before., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Lonmin strike: What…

South Africa Can Learn From Zimbabwe Flourishing Farms

South Africa Can Learn From Zimbabwe Flourishing Farms Zimbabwe farmer workers in Nyamzura in Odzi. The earnings on production increased in 2012., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. South Africa can learn from Zim’s flourishing farms Monday, 06 May 2013 00:00Zimbabwe Herald The land reform programme has given Zimbabwean farmers an…

Kenya President Invited to London for Talks on Somalia

Kenya President Invited to London for Talks on Somalia Uhuru Kenyatta, the new president of the East African state of Kenya, is to stand trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Kenyatta has been targeted by the U.S. and Britain who preferred Odinga., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Kenyan president…

Mine Collapse in Darfur Region of Sudan Claims Dozens

Mine Collapse in Darfur Region of Sudan Claims Dozens African Union troops patrolling the Darfur region of Sudan. At least ten AU peacekeepers were killed by Darfur rebels on Sunday, September 30, 2007., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Mine collapse in Darfur claims dozens Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00 KHARTOUM.…

Brazil Eyes Maputo Dam

Brazil Eyes Maputo Dam Leaders from the Brazil, India, Russia, China and South Africa (BRICS) countries. The summit of these states will hold their first gathering on African soil this week in the Republic of South Africa., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr. Brazil eyes Maputo dam Friday, 03 May 2013…

African Misadventures

Payvand.com – Iran has succeeded in derailing its relationship with not one but three West African states in the embarrassing fallout surrounding a secret arms shipment. The row has left the Iranian administration’s hopes of expanding its political influence and trade ties with African states in tatters.   Senegal broke off diplomatic relations with Tehran…

S.Africa : Apartheid didn’t die

It’s a very sensitive issue that I was personally avoiding to touch. I was reading a book- a real book,not an e-book- the other day and it  mentioned the 1994 S.Africa killings and all that that we would like to  push in the back part of our minds.I am fully aware of the fact that…

Military’s Next Africa Chief Indicates 3 Terror Groups Are on His Hit List

By Spencer Ackerman 02.14.13 U.S. soldiers train their counterparts in Ghana, 2011. The next leader of U.S. Africa Command emphasized such training as a fixture for confronting terrorist groups in Africa. Photo: U.S. Army Here’s an indicator of how the U.S. military considers northern and eastern Africa the next major battlefield of the ongoing war…

Out: Latin American Drug Cartels. In: African Drug Cartels

U.S. and West African troops train in Senegal on July 13, 2012. This exercise included troops from Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Burkina Faso. Photo: Marines   For years, West African cocaine traffickers have worked as mules for Latin American drug cartels seeking to smuggle their powder to Europe. But now the mules are going independent…

Who Decided? How Did the U.S. Military Get Into Africa

Less than a decade ago, the United States had almost no military presence in Africa. Be it military intervention in Mali, or the rapidly growing US bases via AFRICOM, the US continues to expand its hold on Africa through the ‘Pentagon’s New Spice Route.” The US justifies drone campaigns in Yemen and Somalia, the deployment…

“A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste”

At the onset of the current year, the Spanish government forecasted a much better year in 2013 compared to the dog years of 2008-2012. However, economists have begged to differ, predicting more pain this year for Spain’s economy. Contrary to the norm, it just might happen, that the politicians may be right this time. Unlike…