Tag Archives: AFRICOM

US drone attacks controlled from military bases in Germany

US military sites in Germany are playing a key role in the use of American combat drones to target the killing of people in Africa. According to reports from the Süddeutsche…

US Establishes Drone Base in Niger, Targets Regional Militia

  The United States of America is planning to establish a drone base in Niger, a country sandwiched between Nigeria and Mali, two nations that have been under attack from…

US Trained Mali Rebels, Commander Visited US

General Ham, New AFRICOM Commander Cites Mali Failure This week, General Ham admitted US complicity in training the rebel groups in Mali.  He also suggested changes which would improve America’s…

US military plans drone base near Mali: Official

  The US military plans to set up a base for drones in northwest Africa to bolster surveillance of al-Qaida’s affiliate in the region as well as allied Islamist extremists, a US official told AFP…

AFRICOM And ICE Conducting Biometric Identity Operations Across East Africa

  Africa (AFRICOM) command and its Identity Resolution Team now cooperate with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for conducting operations in Eastern Africa.Objective: to identify some “bad actors” (KST to known suspected terrorists, the…

Obama Plans African Wars

Obama’s warmaking appetite exceeds all his predecessors and then some. He’s already waging multiple direct and proxy wars. His rhetoric about winding them down rings hollow. He wants to make…

AFRICOM to Receive Permanent Special Ops Team

Ever since the Benghazi debacle, a chorus of voiceshas been howling about use of Special Forces, among other options, to stem the attack.   The nearest group of operators though was in…

“Operation Libya” and the Battle for Oil: Redrawing the Map of Africa

The geopolitical and economic implications of a US-NATO led military intervention directed against Libya are far-reaching. Libya is among the World’s largest oil economies with approximately 3.5% of global oil…

Mali is fast becoming the Afghanistan of Africa

Northern Mali promises to be the graveyard of scores of innocent people if African countries don’t collectively challenge Western influence in the region. The Republic of Mali is fast becoming…

U.S. Militarism In Africa: Humanitarian Missions Or Imperialist Aggression?

Africom is spreading its activity throughout the continent Unbeknownst to the majority of people in the United States, the Pentagon is directing increased attention to the African continent. The formation…

The IMF and US African Command (AFRICOM) Join Hands in the Plunder of the African Continent

Lagos Dissents Under IMF Hegemony Nigeria: The Next Front for AFRICOM On a recent trip to West Africa, the newly appointed managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde ordered the…