Wagner Group soldiers are in Mali, but Vijay Prashad delves into the reasons why they are not the cause of the rift with France.
My 10 Years of Reporting on AFRICOM
A decade ago, Nick Turse embarked on a quest to cover what the U.S. military was doing in Africa.
Al-Qaeda Chief Killing Does Not ‘Make Us Safer’
Whatever people in the U.S. might think about the killing of al Zawahiri in the middle of the Afghan capital 7,000 miles away, safety and security are hardly likely to top the list, writes Phyllis Bennis.
Africa, the Collateral Victim of a Distant Conflict
Memories of older forms of colonialism sharpen the way that many Africans view their treatment now, writes Vijay Prashad.
Mali & the French Project in Africa’s Sahel
Despite all the talk of trade, Vijay Prashad says the real focus of the G5 Sahel was always going to be security.
Truth & Reconciliation for Colonialism in Africa
Rob Lemkin and Femi Nylander say the killing of two protesters last month in Téra, Niger, should turn a spotlight on not only France, but all former colonial powers.
IS-K, the Taliban & Africa’s ‘Frozen Uprising’
Far to the southwest of the IS-K stronghold of Nangarhara in eastern Afghanistan, and across the Arabian Sea, are the northern provinces of Mozambique, writes Vijay Prashad.
The Ever-Expanding ‘War on Terror’
In the shadows, the U.S. special operations war on “terrorists” keeps on expanding around the globe, now reaching into Africa where few detectable American “interests” exist, writes Jonathan Marshall.
Covert US Military Training Goes to Africa
New U.S. plans for training security forces in four African countries recall similar programs around the world, which often ended in the hand-picked trainees slaughtering civilians or staging military coups, as ex-State Department official William R. Polk recalls.