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African Countries Targeted For Deeper Imperialist Intervention

AFRICANGLOBE - Both the CAR and South Sudan are a reflection of the crisis in the post-colonial and neo-colonial state in Africa. Imperialism still dominates the economic relations of production inside its former colonies. France and the U.S., which is supporting President Francois Hollande’s military interventions in Africa, are seeking broader avenues of economic exploitation on the continent.

Europe And America The Hidden Hand Behind Africa’s Conflicts

AFRICANGLOBE - Today million of Africans have been rendered homeless in strife-torn countries such as the Central African Republic, Mali, Nigeria, Egypt , Somalia and, more recently, South Sudan Is Africa fast relapsing into a primitive past riven by ethnic conflicts?

Thousands Block Central African Republic Flights In Plea For Help

AFRICANGLOBE - Thousands of people caught up in fighting in Central African Republic blocked the runway of its international airport on Tuesday, demanding more aid and the resignation of the president. Families and other refugees chanted anti-government slogans near a makeshift camp where they have taken shelter since clashes erupted between mostly Muslim Seleka fighters and Christian militias early in December.

French Troops Kill Three CAR Presidential Guards

AFRICANGLOBE - Three ex-rebels shot dead by French troops in the capital of the Central African Republic on Sunday were members of the presidential guard and were “killed in cold blood”, the CAR presidency said. “They were killed in cold blood by members of Sangaris,”presidential spokesman Guy Simplice Kodegue said yesterday, referring to the French force sent this month to disarm ex-rebels sowing chaos in the country.

European Countries To Send Troops To Central African Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - Some European countries will send troops to support a French mission in Central African Republic, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. "We will soon have troops on the ground from our European colleagues," Fabius told parliament in response to a question.

French War In Central African Republic Intensifies Humanitarian Crisis

AFRICANGLOBE - The history of France in the Central African Republic includes French support to the dictatorship of Jean-Bédel Bokassa, whom French imperialism ousted in the 1979 coup codenamed Operation Barracuda; the 2002 installation in Operation Boali of Bozizé, whom it defended with 2006 bombings aimed at Djotodia’s forces; and finally France’s latest swing behind the Seleka forces.

France Sending Hundreds Of Soldiers To Central African Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - France will send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic under an expected U.N.-backed mission to keep growing chaos at bay, the defense minister said Tuesday — boosting the French military presence in Africa for the second time this year.

False Hope Or Is Joseph Kony Nightmare Finally Drawing To An...

AFRICANGLOBE - The world was last Wednesday gripped by a new sense of anticipation when it was reported that the government of the Central African Republic had been in contact with Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, with a view to the latter’s surrender.

South Africa to Deploy Troops to DR Congo

AFRICANGLOBE - The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be sending troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of a UN intervention force, the defence force confirmed on Sunday.

Bozize Falls and Jacob Zuma Fails in Central African Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - One of the tangential aspects of the deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic is the controversial role of South African Defence Forces (SADF). Sent in via a 2007 bilateral agreement between Presidents Bozize and Zuma, the SADF forces (originally called trainers in some reports and peacekeepers in others) suffered up to a dozen casualties over the weekend, making it the greatest loss of South African soldiery since the end of apartheid.

Central African Republic President Flees as Rebels Seize Capital

AFRICANGLOBE - Central African Republic President Francois Bozize was forced out of the country Saturday as Seleka rebels seized the presidential palace in the capital of Bangui.

Rebels In the Central African Republic Push Into Capital

AFRICANGLOBE - Rebels in the Central African Republic said they had advanced into the capital Bangui, ignoring a call by the country's prime minister for talks to avoid a “bloodbath”.

Deal Reached to End Conflict In Central African Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - In the wake of agreements reached today to end a rebellion in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations envoy for the country today said that the international community now needs to engage more forcefully, both diplomatically and financially, to pull the CAR from the brink.

Central African Republic SOS to Uganda As Rebels Advance On Capital

AFRICANGLOBE - The embattled president of the Central African Republic, Francois Bozize has reportedly sent an SOS message to Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni. In the face of a growing rebellion, which has seen insurgents seizing much of the Central African Republic in the last three weeks

Rebels Advance on Central African Republic’s Capital

AFRICANGLOBE - There was deep anxiety in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, CAR, yesterday, December 27, 2012 as rebels advanced towards the city, according to a UN envoy. Margaret Vogt said Bangui residents were fearful of what could happen if the rebels overran the city.