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FBI ‘Set Up’ Our Sons Somali-American Defendants’ Mothers Say

AFRICANGLOBE - The mothers of two Somali-Americans on trial for allegedly planning to join Islamic State say their sons were "set up" by an FBI informant. The women spoke to reporters outside a Minneapolis court Monday, after the government's star witness, informant Abdirahman Bashir, told the court under cross examination that the FBI paid him $100,000.

China Deal Threatens Only American Military Base In Africa?

AFRICANGLOBE - Camp Lemonnier, which houses 4,500 American military personnel and is the only US military base in Africa, is currently undergoing a $1.4 billion (£900m) upgrade. It provides a vital base US Special Forces, fighter planes and helicopters, and well as being a major operational centre for drone operations in Yemen and Somalia.

Libyan Crisis Spiraling Out Of Control

AFRICANGLOBE - Libya is fast becoming a failed state. The country continues to suffer at the hands of the scores of militias and armed groups that control the different cities. It has also become a safe haven for transnational terror, human- and arms-trafficking and criminal organisations, including the fast-growing Islamic State (ISIS).

Oil Industry Poised To Make West Africa The New Middle East

AFRICANGLOBE - Historically, the US has been mostly ambivalent to the genocide, terrorism and famine that is daily life for most of Africa. Several years of constant pressuring were needed before the crises in Sudan, Uganda, and Rwanda were even recognized as an issue by the US Government. That is all about to change, but not for humanitarian reasons.

Imperialism And The Catastrophe In Libya

AFRICANGLOBE - The world is now witnessing the consequences of the recklessness, brutality, greed and limitless stupidity of Washington and its NATO allies. Responsibility for the disaster in Libya lies squarely with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the initial champion of a NATO war in Libya; President Obama, whose administration provided the bulk of the firepower that shattered Libya’s armed forces and its major cities; and the NATO allied powers that joined in this murderous adventure. What is unfolding across the Middle East today is an indictment of imperialism, its ruling elites, its political servants and its lying media.

Ebola Excuse: Where’s The Debate Over ‘Boots On The Ground’ In...

AFRICANGLOBE - American soldiers began arriving in Liberia this weekend, yet no one is talking about the threat of armed conflict that could suddenly emerge. The Ebola outbreak is in proximity to growing violence between Muslims and Christians, and it is not unreasonable to think that Americans could become targets of radical Muslim fighters.

U.S. Planes Resume Bombing Runs In Iraq

AFRICANGLOBE - U.S. jet fighters hit Islamic State artillery positions in northern Iraq on Friday, the first of what is expected to be a series of American strikes meant to halt the Sunni extremist advance on the Kurdish capital of Erbil, the Pentagon said.

Egypt: Alarm Over Call for Religious Police

AFRICANGLOBE - Many Egyptian viewers were horrified when preacher Hisham el-Ashry recently popped up on primetime television to say women must cover up for their own protection and advocated the introduction of religious police. That an obscure preacher could get publicity for such views was seen as another example of the confused political scene in Egypt since the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak gave birth to a cacophony of feuding voices.

Egypt Now an Islamic State, Islamist Constitution Approved

AFRICANGLOBE - About 33 percent of all eligible voters cast their vote in Egypt's constitution referendum, head of the commission overseeing the referendum Judge Samir Abul Maati said on Tuesday.