News The Collapse of America's Great African Experiment
Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
On return from his recent reporting trip to Africa, Nick Turse told me the following tale, which catches something of the nature of our battered world.
News US Military Presence In Africa In One Chart
Last week President Obama explained "Africa also happens to be one of the continents where America is most popular," and added that the US is "deeply interested in working with Africa, not to extract natural resources alone."
News An East-West Showdown in the Heart of Africa?
http://original.antiwar.com, Nick Turse and Tom E.
For the last two years, TomDispatch Managing Editor Nick Turse has been following the Pentagon and the latest U.S. global command, AFRICOM, as they oversaw the expanding operations of the American military across that continent: drones, a special ops
News Tripoli's International Airport Has Turned Into A Surreal Battleground [PHOTOS]
What's being called the worst fighting since the country's 2011 revolution is gripping Libya, and the capital's international airport is one of the prime battlegrounds.
News U.S. discloses secret Somalia military presence
U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats by Islamist militant group al Shabaab, U.S. officials said.
News Arrest warrants for SANDF top dogs
Eyewitness News has learnt the High Court in Pretoria has ordered the arrest of the chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), the secretary of defence and the head of the air force for being in contempt of court.
News Doctors Without Borders: Ebola 'out of control'
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) β The Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is "totally out of control," according to a senior official for Doctors Without Borders, who says the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond
News Oil drillers promise to withdraw from Africa's Eden
There will be no drilling in paradise. Soco International, a British oil company, has abandoned plans to drill for oil in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
News The consequences of the U.S. war on terrorism in Africa
http://america.aljazeera.com, by Ken Opalo
The American military's expansion to the continent poses significant challenges to democratization and domestic security
News Why The US Is Training Special Forces In Some Of Africa's Least Stable States
The New York Times is reporting that the U.S. is helping to form elite counter-terror units within the militaries of four African countries. It's another sign that the U.S. views Islamist extremism in western and northern Africa as more than a purely
News This Map Shows All the Countries in Africa Where the U.S. Has Active Military Operations
http://www.policymic.com, By Zak Cheney Rice
President Barack Obama made headlines Wednesday when he deployed 80 American troops to Chad.
News How βBenghaziβ Birthed the New Normal in Africa
Amid the horrific headlines about the fanatical Islamist sect Boko Haram that should make Nigerians cringe, hereβs a line from a recent Guardian article that should make Americans do the same, as the U.S. military continues its βpivotβ to Africa:
News Kerry calls for more peacekeepers for South Sudan
On a six-day visit to Africa US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with regional politicians to discuss the situation in South Sudan which, he says, faces the threat of genocide.
News AFRICOM Becomes a βWar-Fighting Combatant Commandβ
antiwar.com, by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
Let me explain why writing the introduction to todayβs post by TomDispatch Managing Editor Nick Turse is such a problem.
News Americaβs Non-Stop Ops in Africa
by Nick Turse and Tom Engelhardt
After years in the shadows, U.S. Navy SEALs emerged in a big way with the 2011 night raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
News Amazing Aerial Photos Of African Wildlife
Stuck in Botswana for several days after finishing a corporate assignment, photographer Zack Seckler decided that he couldn't waste the opportunity to see the majesty of Africa.
News US military aircraft hit in South Sudan
Gunfire hit 3 US military aircraft responding to the outbreak in violence in South Sudan, wounding 4 US service members and heavily damaging at least 1 of the aircraft. South Sudan blamed the attack on renegade troops in control of the breakaway regi
News American Troops Sent to South Sudan
In a White House letter to the leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives, Obama said that although the troops were βequipped for combat,β they were sent only βfor the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property.β
News Christian mob hunts down Muslims in Central African Republic
African peacekeepers fired into the air Thursday in Central African Republic's chaotic capital, trying to disperse a mob bent on hunting down and killing Muslims taking refuge in a church compound.
News Reagan Was Right on South Africa
βApartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly relations cannot exist between the United States and South Africa until it becomes a dead policy. Americans are of one mind and one heart on this issue.β
News South Africa In The Shadows
Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage.com
For Western liberals, Mandelaβs death provides them with permission to stop caring about South Africa. Having reduced South Africa to Mandela, his death permanently removes its existence from their minds.
News Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom
The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators -- from rising education levels to expanded g
Feature Article Pay Day Looms for Kenyaβs Oil Explorers James Stafford
Kenya will start pumping its first commercial oil next year and begin exporting in 2016, but this is just the opening salvo: new discoveries in recent months and fast-track new well development make Kenya
News Ethiopia sets sights on stars with space program
Ethiopia unveiled Friday, October 18, the first phase of a space exploration program, which includes East Africa's largest observatory designed to promote astronomy research in the region.