Germany Plans To Expand Military Presence In Africa

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It seems as if there is a new scramble for Africa going on

AFRICANGLOBE – Germany’s new defence minister said Sunday her country should engage more strongly in Africa by sending additional military trainers to Mali and supporting the French intervention in Central African Republic.

Ursula von der Leyen said she foresaw boosting the training mission in Mali from its current mandate of 180 personnel, with 99 now on the ground, to up to 250, and deploying a medical services airbus to back up the French mission in CAR.

Asked by news weekly Der Spiegel whether Germany — often criticised for its post-World War II reluctance to send troops abroad — should boost its international military engagement, she said “within the framework of our alliances, yes.”

In crisis-hit African countries, Germany “cannot look the other way when murder and rape are a daily occurrence, if only for humanitarian reasons,” said Germany’s first female defence minister, a powerful member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet.

“In Central Africa, a bloody war is unfolding between Christians and Muslims. We cannot allow this conflict to set the entire region ablaze,” she added.

In the long term European national armies should be merged into a European military because “unified armed forces are a logical consequence of an ever-increasing military cooperation in Europe,” said the minister who has been in her post for about one month.

Development Minister Gerd Mueller meanwhile said Germany also planned to expand its aid activities in Africa, especially in Mali, speaking to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

The chairman of the German Armed Forces Association, Andre Wuestner, told the same newspaper that the Mali mission would likely take more than a decade, citing the “disastrous” state of the armed forces there and the goal of “a stable and functioning state”.

The West African nation of Mali was hit by a coup in 2012 when its northern half was occupied by Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists before being liberated by a French-led military intervention.

French forces also intervened last month in CAR to try to stem violence between mainly Muslim Seleka fighters who had staged the coup last year and militias from the country’s Christian majority.


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  1. Africa don’t need Germany there let then handle their own affairs among selves. Why whites to the rescue all the damn time. That just gives THEM another foot hold there.


  3. It is about time African nation stops foreigners send troops into Africa for any reason. I believe African nation is capable of doing the same so called peace they say they are making. foreign troops goes there to spy, rape under age girls and make more molatus they never will ever pay child support on.

  4. Us negro-peans here in America would rather be consumers than pool that money together and become the bank for these African countries so that they can build the infrastructure and military they need to fend off this reinvasion of Africa. We are the largest supporters of system than any other group in the world.

  5. Didn’t the Maji kick Germany out of Africa back in the late 19th and early 20th century and now they are back today still trying to get their greedy hands on those countries minerals.

  6. Why are we not fighting back when a ero country or asian country says that they want to Expand in Africa more Africans die hell look how they treat africans in their own countries what makes you think that they will treat Our Bothers & Sisters in the mother land any better? It’s time to wake up these non africans are not our friends when they are killing us for the land that our people live on and in order for west and china,japan to have the cell phones computers and all other Tech they need the resources of Africa.