Africa Analysis Asia China Middle East South America

Tired of US “Aid” (Exploitation), Africa and Global South Look to China

Beijing (MPN) – How much can Raytheon, Mastercard, Nokia, Monsanto and the like be trusted to invest in long-term outcomes in the global South? When you see the actors behind U.S. ‘aid and development’ in Africa, is it any wonder that African leaders would look for any other partner to work with? There has been […]

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Africa Libya

ISIS Establishes a Series of Checkpoints in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 9 January, two ISIS vehicles reportedly set up a temporary checkpoint on the road west of Sirte near Abu Grein, inspecting vehicles and confiscating goods. On 11 January, a would-be ISIS bomber surrendered himself to al-Bunyan al-Marsous (BM) forces after defusing the bomb he was instructed to detonate. It is not […]

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Why Did Sudan Close Their Border with Eritrea?

Khartoum (GPA) – Sudan closed their border with Eritrea as long-standing tensions with Egypt begin to flare up. Ongoing disputes over territory and resources, as well as Sudan’s relations with Turkey, triggered the dispute. On January 6th Sudan shut their border with Eritrea after fortifying it with thousands of troops. The closure comes off the […]

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Africa Libya

Tripoli’s Special Deterrent Force Arrest Two Daesh (ISIS) Fighters in Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 9 January, Tripoli’s Special Deterrent Force (Rada) announced the arrest of two ISIS fighters – Mohammed Abdullah Balah (Abu Ayoub) and Siraj Khalifa Ali Abdul Rahman al-Jahawi (Abu Huraira) – who confessed to being responsible for the failed Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) bombing in the al-Dreibi District in southwest Tripoli […]

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Africa Analysis United States

Shadow Armies: The Unseen, But Real US War in Africa

Washington (TeleSUR) – It will be many years before Africa and its 54 nations are truly free from the stubborn neocolonial mindset, which is grounded in racism, economic exploitation and military interventions. There is a real – but largely concealed – war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia, […]

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Africa Israel & Palestine Middle East Sudan

Israel Tells African Migrants They Have 90 Days to Leave or go to Jail

Tel Aviv (MEE) – Israel will force tens of thousands of African migrants to leave over the next three months by threatening to arrest those who stay, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday. Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said that the Israeli government will offer migrants a $3,500 payment and a free air ticket home or […]

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Africa Americas Analysis North America United States

Africa in Review 2017: Reconstruction and the Impediments of Imperialism

Washington DC (GR) – Mass demonstrations, repositioning priorities, and the escalating Pentagon presence. Coal mining had been a lucrative business in the northeastern Oriental region of Morocco for many decades where in the city of Jerada thousands of workers were employed in the extractive industry. During the 1930s, the earliest trade unions in the North […]

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Africa Libya

UN Envoy to Libya Refuses to Engage in Dialogue with Qaddafi’s Son

ISIS IN ACTION ISIS sympathetic telegram accounts are reported to be accusing the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC) of having a deal with the Libyan National Army to allow its fighters to flee to Derna after being removed from the Sidi Khrebish district in central Benghazi. Near Sirte, Government of National Accord (GNA) affiliated Misratan […]

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Africa Libya

International Criticism Grows for Libyan National Army Commander’s Defiance

ISIS IN ACTION On 24 December, a mass grave thought to contain the bodies of as many as twenty ISIS fighters was uncovered in the al-Manara neighborhood of Sirte following a report from a local resident. Al-Manara saw the most intense clashes between ISIS and the al-Bunyan al-Marsous forces prior to the former’s defeat in […]

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Africa Somalia

Under Trump US Doubles Drone Strikes in Somalia

Washington DC (TLS) – The Trump administration has loosened the rules of engagement allowing it to carry out more deadly drone strikes in Somalia and Yemen. The United States said Wednesday it had carried out a new drone strike in Somalia, killing 13 extremist al-Shabab militants, bringing the number of drone strikes on the country to […]