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More U.S. Soldiers Being Sent To “Battle Ebola”

AFRICANGLOBE - As Obama administration officials sought to reassure Americans about efforts to contain Ebola in the wake of the first U.S. case, the military announced Friday that an additional 1,000 troops could be sent to West Africa, allegedly to help fight the virus.

EU Trade Deal Will Likely Crush Industry In West Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - West African leaders are about to sign a free trade agreement with the European Union. The EU insists it will spur growth, but it’s more geared towards giving Europe access to the region’s 300 million consumers. It will make sure West Africa develops just enough to buy more stuff from Europe, but not enough to do any manufacturing of its own.

West Africa’s Three Up-And-Coming Investment Cities

AFRICANGLOBE - Booming West African cities such as Lagos, Abuja and Accra have received a great deal of attention and FDI over the past decade in response to their population growth, economic growth, dynamism and promise. While we expect to see these cities continue as primary investment destinations, domestic and foreign investors alike are always looking for the next big thing

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.

What Are US Biological Warfare Researchers Doing In The Ebola Zone?

AFRICANGLOBE - This is a call for an immediate, thorough, and independent investigation of Tulane University researchers (see here and here) and their Fort Detrick associates in the US biowarfare research community, who have been operating in West Africa during the past several years. What exactly have they been doing? Exactly what diagnostic tests have they been performing on citizens of Sierra Leone?

U.S., Britain To Send Troops To West Africa “To Fight Ebola”

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States and Britain are sending troops and equipment to West Africa allegedly to help curb the spread of Ebola, officials said Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that the outbreak is outstripping the capacity to respond in one of the worst-hit countries.

Ebola Is An Army: U.S. Sending Troops To West Africa To...

AFRICANGLONE - President Obama said Sunday that the U.S. military will begin aiding what has been a chaotic and ineffective response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, arguing that it represents a serious national security concern.

Pentagon To Open Second Drone Base In Niger Expand Operations In...

AFRICANGLOBE - The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places in Africa: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. After months of negotiations, the government of Niger, a landlocked West African nation, has authorized the U.S. military to fly unarmed drones from the mud-walled desert city of Agadez, according to Nigerien and U.S. officials.

Ebola Outbreak: What Uganda Can Teach West Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Dr Jackson Amone, who has tackled several Ebola outbreaks in Uganda, volunteered to go to West Africa to help his counterparts with the growing crisis in the region. "Where duty calls you go," he told me from his small office packed with papers in the capital, Kampala, before he left.

America Has An Ebola Vaccine But Is Denying It To Africans

AFRICANGLOBE - US President Barack Obama said it is "premature" to send an experimental medicine for the treatment of Ebola to West Africa, as Liberia declared a state of emergency amid an outbreak that shows no signs of slowing.

A Brief Guide To This Week’s U.S.-Africa Summit

AFRICANGLOBE - President Barack Obama has invited the leaders of nearly 50 African nations for the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. on Monday through Wednesday. Discussions on trade, security and governance are planned, though the summit has already been a bit eclipsed by other developments. Here’s a brief guide to the event:

Back Into Slavery: West Africa Signs Economic Partnership Agreement With Europe

AFRICANGLOBE - In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for trade Karel De Gucht, the heads of 16 West African states yesterday decided to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.

French President Heads To Africa As Relations Turn “Traditional”

AFRICANGLOBE - French President Francois Hollande came to office promising to overhaul France’s relations with Africa to shun strongmen leaders and focus more on partnerships and human rights.

EU Teaches West Africa How To Cheat, Plunder, Bully And Fish...

AFRICANGLOBE - If ever you doubted that putting the European Union in charge of environmental issues is a bit like inviting the Taliban to run Miss World, consider this story by Richard North about the characteristic blend of bullying, incompetence, corruption, greed, high-handedness, dishonesty and ineffectuality with which the EU is policing the fishing grounds of West Africa.

Coming Soon: A U.S. Death Squad Program For West Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The Americans now admit they are training battalions of African Rangers and counterinsurgency troops. The next step is the proliferation of death squads in West Africa. Nigeria’s schoolgirls may or may not be rescued, but U.S. and European “humanitarian” military interventionists have already gained more than they could have imagined.

Hershey Investor Sues For Cocoa Records On Africa Farms That Use...

AFRICANGLOBE - Hershey Co., the U.S. largest chocolate maker, was ordered to face a lawsuit from a pension fund investor seeking to force it to turn over records about cocoa produced on African farms that uses illegal child labor.