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The U.S. Military’s African “Footprint”

AFRICANGLOBE - Journalist Nick Turse’s recently released book “Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa” aims to at the least make more of the people paying for this military intervention aware of AFRICOM and its mission. What becomes clear as one reads this text is that the US military in Africa is essentially on a war footing and is expanding rapidly.

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.

AFRICOM: Africa’s Help Or A Hindrance?

AFRICANGLOBE - General David M. Rodriguez, who heads up the United States Africa Command, or AFRICOM, is the continent’s most powerful man. He is also its most powerless. Depending on whom you believe, Gen Rodriguez commands the full might of the greatest military in the history of the world: he could in one awesome shock-and-awe campaign flatten the continent into a parking lot for Humvees.

The Re-Colonization Of Africa: The US Military’s “War On Terror” Guise

AFRICANGLOBE - Under the cover of the United States Africa Command, or AFRICOM, the United States has stepped up its military presence in Africa. At the World Economic Forum in Nigeria in May, U.S. Marines provided security. Marines patrolled the streets in and around the conference building in Abuja — a reflection of how Washington has reduced Africa’s giant nation to a country that can’t even secure its own streets without U.S. forces.

Joint EAC, AFRICOM Military Exercises Start In Kenya

A joint military training exercise involving officers from defence forces of East Afican Community (EAC) partner states and the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) started at the Chukwani Military Centre in Zanzibar yesterday.