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Is Africa at a Turning Point?
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Is Africa at a Turning Point?
November 30, 2017

The African Union (AU)/European Union (EU) summit, to be held in Abidjan at the end of November, will be off to a truly busy start. While youth and job creation will be the main focus, other issues—such as the Libyan migrant crisis; the forced, yet bloodless resignation of Robert Mugabe; migration; and good governance—risk overshadowing this crucial two-day event.

African Union’s Adherence to Colonial Borders Looks Like a Needless Anachronism
August 30, 2017

In 1964, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner to the present-day African Union, declared at its Cairo summit that colonial borders would not be altered to reflect on-the-ground realities regarding ethnicity, language, and/or religion. With little debate, the OAU declared that the colonial boundaries of Africa, agreed to in far-away places like Berlin, Paris, London, and even the remote North Sea island of Heligoland, would serve as post-colonial international borders recognized by the United Nations and the tenets of international law. New states could only be carved out of old colonial entities if the post-colonial governments approved. Such approval would not come without a long and protracted armed fight.

African Union’s Adherence to Colonial Borders Looks Like a Needless Anachronism
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Gold of Burkina Faso
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Gold of Burkina Faso
January 18, 2016

An act of terrorism was committed in the heart of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Friday night, January 15. Gunmen armed with heavy weapons attacked Cappuccino restaurant and luxury Splendid Hotel. Hostages were released after a government counter-attack in the next morning as the siege ended. Over 20 men died, while hundreds were wounded. The attack was claimed by Al-Mourabitoun, a branch of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)…

2015 AU Summit Wound Up in Johannesburg: Meetings on the Sidelines and Afterthoughts
June 19, 2015

The African Union (AU) summit took place on June 7-15 in Johannesburg. It was the most intriguing and fruitful meeting in many years. African leaders made a big step on the way to economic integration as Africa is turning into an international entity…

2015 AU Summit Wound Up in Johannesburg: Meetings on the Sidelines and Afterthoughts
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Central Africa: UN Responds to CAR Tragedy
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Central Africa: UN Responds to CAR Tragedy
October 15, 2013

NATO went beyond the UN resolution 1973 in Libya, ignoring the Russia’s and China’s warnings about the consequences. The NATO’s intervention spurred a domino-like effect across Africa. It affects one nation after another – Somalia, Mali, Kenya, and now – the CAR… A dangerous chain reaction has been started. The hand of West-inspired Al Qaeda lurks behind Seleka rebellion in Central African Republic…

The International Justice System and the Hunt for Africans
August 14, 2013

 

The summer of 2013 was a hot one for Nigeria, and not just in terms of the weather. On the one hand, the country's populace and government have been subjected to new and increasingly violent attacks from terrorist groups, first and foremost from Boko Haram. On the other hand, Nigeria is experiencing massive pressure from the International Criminal Court, international human rights organizations and the local fifth column. This synchronized attack comes amid the destabilization of a number of neighboring countries… 

The International Justice System and the Hunt for Africans
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Military Intervention in Mali: Special Operation to Recolonize Africa
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Military Intervention in Mali: Special Operation to Recolonize Africa
January 14, 2013

The military operation in Mali launched on January 11 is another vivid example of special activities aimed at recolonization of the African continent. It’s an orderly and consistent capture of new African territories by Western powers. They have got hold of Sudan by dismembering it (taking away the oil deposits from the major part of the country), the Nigerian oilfields have been captured in accordance with the International Court of Justice rulings, Libya has been captured as a result of direct military intervention, Cote D’Ivoire has been conquered thanks to a small-scale military action conducted under the aegis of the United Nations. The way to do the things differ, but the result is the same. The process of recolonization picks up momentum in Africa…

Mali: In For Military Intervention
October 29, 2012

On October 24 top-level American and French military leaders and diplomats, including US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson and U.S. Army Major General Charles Hooper of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) wrapped up two days of talks in Paris on intelligence gathering and security. Visiting the French General Staff plans and operations center was part of the event. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Union and UN officials joined the meeting too. They were extremely restrained in public comments on their activities. This time Paris welcomed those who came to discuss an issue of extreme and urgent importance – the situation in the Sahel region of Africa…

Mali: In For Military Intervention
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