Posts Tagged: AFRICOM
In countries like Sierra Leone, AFRICOM is definitely not the answer to Africa's challenges.
Rising prices make African oil a tempting prize. But African leaders are resisting U.S. plans to militarize the continent, saying their resources should be used to alleviate poverty.
The 2006 mid-term election sent a clear signal: Americans want out of Iraq. As the occupation drags on, 10 candidates for the U.S. Congress announce a plan to bring all the troops home.
For years, the U.S. imposed authoritarian leaders and corporate-friendly policies on Latin American countries. Now they are setting their own path.
There is a growing number of campaigns that seek the withdrawal of U.S. foreign military bases. And they may just succeed.
With the new Africa Command, the United States is increasing its military footprint on an energy-rich continent.
The Bush administration is continuing its militarization of U.S.-African relations this year.
The battle for African hearts and minds will not be won if it's clear that it is being waged more for the sake of U.S. strategic interests than African needs.
The United States wants to set up a new command structure in Africa. Columnist Emira Woods and Ezekiel Pajibo explain why Liberia and Africa should just say no.