|Saturday, September 24|
|·|| US Ambassador Echoes Cecil Rhodes |
|Sunday, July 24|
|·|| Ground Your Warplanes, Save the Horn of Africa |
|Wednesday, May 04|
|·|| Who We Attack: History Can't Hide Hypocrisy |
|Tuesday, April 05|
|·|| Occupying the World: The New Colonialism |
|Monday, March 07|
|·|| Mixed Messages: Arabs Challenge Israeli Hasbara |
|Sunday, January 30|
|·|| Internet Access: Formidable tool to curb and control mass mobilizations! |
|Wednesday, April 14|
|·|| UK media's covert racism laid bare |
|Friday, April 02|
|·|| Africa: since ages living in the racist abyss of capitalist barbarism |
|Wednesday, March 10|
|·|| Quo Vadis, Africa? Some historic Reflections about a truncated Future |
|Thursday, November 19|
|·|| When electoral fraud is met by congratulations |
|Monday, August 17|
|·|| Washington fuels Africa's crisis |
|Monday, July 20|
|·|| Kenya's Mau Mau war: veterans demand justice from Britain |
|Wednesday, February 04|
|·|| Washington suppressed Kenyan exit poll to keep Kibaki in power |
|Thursday, June 05|
|·|| Mbeki Responds to Media Misrepresentations |
|Friday, February 08|
|·|| Who's pushing ongoing violence in Kenya? |
|Wednesday, January 09|
|·|| Behind the turmoil in Kenya |
|Friday, November 30|
|·|| New Imperialism, Old Justifications |
|Thursday, August 09|
|·|| A Squalid End to Empire: British Retreat from Africa |
|Thursday, August 02|
|·|| Bicentennial Global Dialogue (4) |
|Wednesday, July 11|
|·|| Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and the Politics of Naming |
|War and Terror: Innocent Kenyan Blood Drips from Imperial Hands|
Sunday, October 06 @ 22:56:19 AST
|By Mark P. Fancher|
October 06, 2013 - blackagendareport.com
“There has been speculation that the U.S. drive to dominate Somalia’s oil supply has prompted an interest in perpetual instability and division within the country.”
A 2011 report prepared for members of Congress lacks significant references to Kenya, but it details eye-opening events in Somalia that set the stage for the recent attack on a Kenyan shopping mall. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, titled “Somalia: Current Conditions and Prospects for a Lasting Peace” also contains facts that allow readers to conclude that much of the innocent blood shed by shoppers killed by al-Shabaab militants drips from western imperialist hands.
The recent shopping mall attack was reportedly in retaliation for Kenya’s participation in military operations against al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2011. Al-Shabaab became a force in Somalia after a 2006 military operation that dislodged a government run by “The Islamic Courts Uni0n,” a network of tribunals that administered Islamic law. In 2006, the U.S. State Department’s point person for African affairs was Jendayi Frazer, and she was quoted as saying: “The top layer of the [Islamic Courts Uni0n] courts are extremist to the core. They are terrorists and they are in control.”
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|Africa Focus: US & France Intervene in Mali To Protect Land & Resource Grabs|
Monday, April 29 @ 05:36:06 AST
|US & France Intervene in Mali To Protect Land & Resource Grabs, Not Because of Al Qeda|
By Bruce Dixon
April 29, 2013 - blackagendareport.com
On March 15, former General and AFRICOM commander Carter F. Ham testified before the House Armed Services Committee that the situation in the West African republic of Mali is, along with that in Nigeria and Somalia, “a direct threat to the national security of the United States.” In plain language, claiming a direct threat to US national security is the standard justification for murderous military intervention around the world, and Mali has just been added to the hit list.
Echoing official sources like General Ham, corporate media tell us that Al Qeda and related Islamist forces, flush with weapons from the recent conflict in Libya, are poised to overrun Mali. Should we believe them? Aren't they the same folks who once assured us Saddam, and nowadays Iran, have nuclear weapons? Of course they are, and the real reasons for US intervention are something else entirely.
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|Africa Focus: Africa: Imperialism's High Mark of Conquest in the 21st Century|
Wednesday, April 10 @ 13:24:17 AST
|The US-NATO military curtain has fallen the length and breadth of Africa. 'Zimbabwe and tiny Eritrea are among the few nations on the African continent that have not yet been absorbed into the AFRICOM matrix.'|
By Glen Ford
April 10, 2013 - blackagendareport.com
“Imperialism with a Black face has been fantastically successful, in Africa.”
At present, nothing stands in the way of the militarization and occupation of Africa by the United States and its junior imperialist partners. Every global and multinational organization of any consequence on the continent has been suborned to the service of the neocolonial military project. AFRICOM, the United States Military Command in Africa, has become the headquarters of recolonization, augmented by the militaries of NATO and legitimized by the African Uni0n, itself, and the global credentials of the United Nations.
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|Africa Focus: Opportunities and War in Mali|
Wednesday, February 13 @ 08:44:41 AST
No Security Firms for African Refugees: Opportunities and War in Mali
By Ramzy Baroud
February 13, 2013
The British security firm G4S is set to rake in massive profits thanks to crises in Mali, Libya and Algeria. Recognized as the world’s biggest security firm, the group’s brand plummeted during the London Olympics last year due to its failure to satisfy conditions of a government contract. But with growing unrest in North and West Africa, G4S is expected to make a speedy recovery.
The January 16th hostage crisis at Algeria’s Ain Amenas gas plant, where 38 hostages were killed, ushered in the return of al-Qaeda not as extremists on the run, but as well-prepared militants with the ability to strike deeply into enemy territories and cause serious damage. For G4S and other security firms, this also translates into growing demands. “The British group (..) is seeing a rise in work ranging from electronic surveillance to protecting travelers,” the company’s regional president for Africa told Reuters. “Demand has been very high across Africa,” Andy Baker said. “The nature of our business is such that in high-risk environments the need for our services increases.”
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|Africa Focus: The Real Invasion of Africa is Not News|
Thursday, January 31 @ 11:04:05 AST
|The Real Invasion of Africa is Not News and a Licence to Lie is Hollywood's Gift
By John Pilger
January 31, 2013 - johnpilger.com
A full-scale invasion of Africa is under way. The United States is deploying troops in 35 African countries, beginning with Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger. Reported by Associated Press on Christmas Day, this was missing from most Anglo-American media.
The invasion has almost nothing to do with "Islamism", and almost everything to do with the acquisition of resources, notably minerals, and an accelerating rivalry with China. Unlike China, the US and its allies are prepared to use a degree of violence demonstrated in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Palestine. As in the cold war, a division of labour requires that western journalism and popular culture provide the cover of a holy war against a "menacing arc" of Islamic extremism, no different from the bogus "red menace" of a worldwide communist conspiracy.
Reminiscent of the Scramble for Africa in the late 19th century, the US African Command (Africom) has built a network of supplicants among collaborative African regimes eager for American bribes and armaments. Last year, Africom staged Operation African Endeavor, with the armed forces of 34 African nations taking part, commanded by the US military. Africom's "soldier to soldier" doctrine embeds US officers at every level of command from general to warrant officer. Only pith helmets are missing.
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|Africa Focus: Zimbabwe Empowerment Lessons for South Africa|
Saturday, December 01 @ 00:50:32 AST
|By Rumbidzayi Zinyuke, Business Reporter|
November 30, 2012 - herald.co.zw
ZIMBABWE and South Africa have been urged to join forces in the fight for economic empowerment to ensure that the economies of the two countries lie in the hands of black people.
Speaking at the economic empowerment indaba that ended in Harare yesterday, secretary general of the Black Business Council in South Africa Mr Sandile Zungu said South Africa was faced with the same war that Zimbabweans were fighting to empower locals but reiterated that the situation was worse in his country.
“Less than 25 percent of the South African economy is in the hands of black people and less than 10 percent of large companies are owned by blacks,” he said.
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|Africa Focus: Donor Dollars Aiding Political Repression in Ethiopia|
Tuesday, July 17 @ 16:10:06 AST
|By Graham Peebles|
July 17, 2012 - dissidentvoice.org
An ideological poison is polluting all life within Ethiopia, flowing into every area of civil society. Local governance, urban and rural neighbourhoods, farming, education and the judiciary all are washed in Revolutionary Democracy, the doctrine of the ruling party. Human Rights Watch, (HRW) in their detailed report, "Development without Freedom" (DWF) quotes Ethiopia's Prime Minister for the last twenty years, Meles Zenawi, explaining that:
When Revolutionary Democracy permeates the entire society, individuals will start to think alike and all persons will cease having their own independent outlook. In this order, individual thinking becomes simply part of collective thinking because the individual will not be in a position to reflect on concepts that have not been prescribed by Revolutionary Democracy.
A society of automatons is the EPRDF vision — the Borg Collective in the Horn of Africa, men, women and children of the seventy or so tribal groups of Ethiopia all dancing to one repressive tune sung by the ruling EPRDF.
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|Africa Focus: The Genocidal Fruits of U.S. Africa Policy|
Tuesday, July 17 @ 13:59:12 AST
|By Glen Ford|
July 11, 2012 - blackagendareport.com
“Why does the United States place its strategic interests in the hands of the elite of a warlike minority in the heart of Central Africa?”
The United Nations has finally released a report detailing Rwanda’s latest destabilization of the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. As usual, the delay was caused by the United States, which routinely blocks criticism of its military and political client-state, Rwanda, which has since 1996 been deeply complicit in the death of 6 million Congolese. The United States is, therefore, also liable for the genocide in Congo – the largest mass killings since World War Two.
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|Africa Focus: Colonialism never ended, it continues by different means|
Saturday, May 26 @ 23:26:43 AST
|By George Monbiot|
May 26, 2012 - monbiot.com
The conviction of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, is said to have sent an unequivocal message to current leaders: that great office confers no immunity. In fact it sent two messages: if you run a small, weak nation, you may be subject to the full force of international law. If you run a powerful nation, you have nothing to fear.
While anyone with an interest in human rights should welcome the verdict, it reminds us that no one has faced legal consequences for launching the illegal war against Iraq. This fits the Nuremberg Tribunal’s definition of a “crime of aggression”, which it called “the supreme international crime”(1). The charges on which, in an impartial system, George Bush, Tony Blair and their associates should have been investigated are far graver than those for which Taylor was found guilty.
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|Africa Focus: Social Media Scam Alert: Top Ten Ways to Tell Kony is Phony|
Monday, March 19 @ 14:58:13 AST
|By Bruce A. Dixon|
March 18, 2012 - blackagendareport.com
Joseph Kony, the Invisible Children YouTube video tells us, is a bad guy in Uganda. He's a lawless warlord leading something called the Lord's Resistance Army, which kidnaps, enslaves and murders innocent children by the tens of thousands. We're never told exactly why, as corporate media simply paint Africa as a hellish and inexplicable place where things like that just happen. The Ugandan government, the video tells us, would gladly shut Joseph Kony down and bring him to justice if only the US would provide the advanced weapons, sophisticated tracking gear, military training and the boots on the ground to help get it done. To make this happen, all that Kony 2012's promoters ask of us is to help spread “awareness” of Uganda's “invisible” child soldiers by facebooking, tweeting and repeating the Kony 2012 video, and by emailing influential politicians and the one-name celebrities like Oprah, Bono, Rhianna, Cosby and Lady Gaga (OK, Lady Gaga is two names) to whom they listen. The Kony 2012 video aims to bring this criminal child-enslaving Ugandan warlord to justice by enlisting tens of millions of us little people in making Kony's name an odious household word around the planet, after which Washington DC will stretch forth its military arm to bring Joseph Kony, alive if possible, before the International Criminal Court for trial and punishment.
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|Africa Focus: Kony 2012: Invisible Children and Visible Racism|
Friday, March 09 @ 11:53:22 AST
By Ras Tyehimba|
March 08, 2012 - rastaspeaks.com
The recent 30 minute documentary by a organisation called Invisible Children highlighted the activities of the organisation to stop Joseph Kony, leader of the infamous Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army. In quick time, the video went viral, being reposted across the net, as people passionately urged others to spread the 'awareness' and to 'stop Kony'... 'the World's worst war criminal'. By the fourth day over 21 million people had viewed the video that was uploaded onto the internet. Much of the video showed how the Invisible Children's organisation rallied support for the cause of child soldiers, drawing upon the testimony of former LRA soldier Jacob to push the cause. With a emotionally charged narrative of poverty, child suffering and tribal war, it tells a story of mass mobilization, political advocacy, fund raising, and a heart-wrenching 'victory' in the form of a letter from US president Obama in late 2011 officially authorizing 100 combat-ready military 'advisors' to help track down Kony and the LRA.
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|Africa Focus: Hell No, We Won’t Go To War Against Africa!|
Wednesday, January 11 @ 13:12:04 AST
|By Mark P. Fancher|
January 11, 2012 - blackagendareport.com
“AFRICOM was integrally involved in the imperialist take-over of Libya, and now U.S. troops are trudging through Uganda.”
In 2005, U.S. Army brass panicked after reviewing the results of a specially commissioned study that showed a 41 percent drop in recruitment of people of African descent over a five year period. “It’s alarming,” said a general in charge of Army recruitment. He went on to attribute the de facto boycott to the war in Iraq and the views of teachers, preachers, coaches and other “influencers” in the black community who were urging young people not to sign on to what was ultimately acknowledged by many to be a pointless, senseless invasion and occupation of a sovereign country.
At the time, Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel was quoted as saying: “I have not found a black person in support of this war in my district.” Little wonder. Parents and grandparents still had painful memories of veterans of the U.S. debacle in Vietnam who returned broken physically, mentally and spiritually. The war-resisting spirit of these elders was revived by the then most recent imperialist escapade, and they made clear to their children and grandchildren that they had better “just say ‘no’” to military recruiters when they came calling.
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|Africa Focus: Africa Lies Naked to Euro-American Military Offensive|
Friday, December 02 @ 22:21:29 AST
|By Glen Ford|
December 02, 2011 - blackagendareport.com
“The United States and its allies, principally the French, are positioned to ‘take’ much of the continent with the collaboration of most of its governments.”
The United States and its allies are engaged in an Asian and African offensive, a multi-pronged assault thinly camouflaged as humanitarian intervention that, in some regions, looks like a blitzkrieg. This frenzied aggression, still in its first year, saw NATO transformed into an expeditionary force to crush the unoffending Gaddafi regime in Libya and is now poised to topple the secular order in Syria. Although drawing on longstanding schemes for overt and covert regime change in selected countries, and fully consistent with global capital’s historic imperative to bludgeon the planet into one malleable market subordinate to Washington, London and Paris, the current offensive had a particular genesis in time: the nightmare vision of an Arab awakening.
The prospect of an Arab Spring at the dawn of 2011 sparked a general hysteria in imperial capitals. Suddenly, they stared in the face of geopolitical death at the hands of the Arab “street.” Washington understands full well that the emergence of Arab governments that reflect the will of the people would soon result, as Noam Chomsky is fond of saying, in the U.S. being “thrown out” of the region – the final toll of the bell, not just for the oil-hungry West, but for international capital’s annexes in the autocratic cesspools of the Persian Gulf.
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|Africa Focus: Understanding Tunisia’s Elections Results|
Monday, October 31 @ 03:52:43 AST
|by Esam Al-Amin|
October 31, 2011 - counterpunch.org
In early 1994 a small Islamic think tank affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) planned an academic forum to host Rachid Ghannouchi, the leader of the main opposition party in Tunisia, Ennahdha. The objective of this annual event was to give Western academics and intellectuals a rare opportunity to engage an Islamically-oriented intellectual or political leader at a time when the political discourse was dominated by Samuel Huntington’s much hyped clash of civilizations thesis.Shortly after the public announcement of the event, pro-Israeli groups and advocates led by Martin Kramer, Daniel Pipes, Steven Emerson, the head of the local B’nai B’rith, and a small-time journalist for the local rightwing newspaper began a coordinated campaign to discredit the event and scare the university.
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|Africa Focus: America’s New African Empire|
Friday, October 21 @ 15:44:50 AST
|By Paul Craig Roberts|
October 21, 2011 - counterpunch.org
Now that the CIA’s proxy army has murdered Gadhafi, what next for Libya?
If Washington’s plans succeed, Libya will become another American puppet state. Most of the cities, towns, and infrastructure have been destroyed by air strikes by the air forces of the US and Washington’s NATO puppets. US and European firms will now get juicy contracts, financed by US taxpayers, to rebuild Libya. The new real estate will be carefully allocated to lubricate a new ruling class picked by Washington. This will put Libya firmly under Washington’s thumb.
With Libya conquered, AFRICOM will start on the other African countries where China has energy and mineral investments. Obama has already sent US troops to Central Africa under the guise of defeating the Lord’s Resistance Army, a small insurgency against the ruling dictator-for-life. The Republican Speaker of the House, John Boehner, welcomed the prospect of yet another war by declaring that sending US troops into Central Africa “furthers US national security interests and foreign policy.” Republican Senator James Inhofe added a gallon of moral verbiage about saving “Ugandan children,” a concern the senator did not have for Libya’s children or Palestine’s, Iraq’s, Afghanistan’s and Pakistan’s.
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