Posts Tagged: AFRICOM
Africa is wealthy in oil, gas, iron, aluminum and rare metals.
The bad dream unfolding in Mali is the consequence of the West's scramble for resources in Africa, and the wages of sin from the recent Libyan war.
The controversial video provides a Twitter-like view of Uganda, political history, and U.S. foreign policy.
Kenya's invasion of Somalia, with U.S. support, is as ill-advised as the last time a U.S. ally tried to remake the fractured country by force.
Al-Qaeda is having a near-death experience, so why is the Obama administration opening a new front against terrorism in Africa?
The United States is ultimately chasing al-Qaeda, not the LRA, in East Africa. And this may end up abetting Yoweri Museveni's crackdown on Ugandan democracy.
The U.S.-Algeria relationship, a marriage of convenience, was cemented after 9-11 by a what may have been a staged terrorist attack on the part of Algeria.
AFRICOM morphs from aid and diplomacy to militarizing U.S. foreign policy in the region.
However irrational, Gaddafi was capable of both prescience and irony regarding his region's politics.
An opening for progressives in the U.S. and in Africa to push the Obama Administration on its short-sighted Africa policy might exist in 2011.