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The U.S. is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria Into a Proxy for Its Africa Wars
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The U.S. is Turning Oil-Rich Nigeria Into a Proxy for Its Africa Wars
September 15, 2021

Under the cover of counterterrorism, AFRICOM is beefing up Nigeria’s military to ensure the free flow of oil to the West, and using the country as a proxy against China’s influence on the continent.

In Somalia, the U.S. Is Bombing the Very ‘Terrorists’ It Created
August 19, 2021

US and British meddling transformed Somalia’s al-Shabaab into an extremist group, inflaming the humanitarian crisis that persists throughout the country.

In Somalia, the U.S. Is Bombing the Very ‘Terrorists’ It Created
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America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia
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America Is Quietly Expanding Its War in Tunisia
September 22, 2018

The United States has maintained a military presence in Tunisia for at least four-and-a-half years, rendering it unlikely that the events of Mount Semmama were an isolated incident limited to a mere advisory role, as the AFRICOM spokesperson claimed. The battle involving U.S. troops occurred amid an intense campaign aimed at dislodging militants from their mountain stronghold.

US Military Presence in Africa: All Over Continent and Still Expanding
August 30, 2018

While waging an intensive drone war, the US is building a vast military infrastructure for a large-scale ground war on the continent.

US Military Presence in Africa: All Over Continent and Still Expanding
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Africom: A Giant Waste of Money
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Africom: A Giant Waste of Money
February 26, 2018

AFRICOM primarily exists as a cover for the Pentagon to protect private US economic interests in Africa and ensure that African governments adhere to a pro-US line. However, AFRICOM is being eclipsed by China’s growing influence in Africa, which is welcomed by many African nations.

US Military Fraud Endemic in Overseas Operations
November 21, 2017

When it comes to the US military operating in its overseas locations, the Latin phrase popularized by the Roman poet Juvenal, perhaps wise to the corruption of the Praetorian Guard of his time, comes to mind. “Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” “Who watches the watchmen?”

US Military Fraud Endemic in Overseas Operations
The Toxic Mix of AFRICOM and Human Terrain Operations
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The Toxic Mix of AFRICOM and Human Terrain Operations
October 31, 2017

There is every indication that what transpired near the village of Tongo Tongo in Niger was the result of a decision by the Trump administration to bolster the costly and dubious Pentagon program called the Human Terrain System.

Africa: Continent Where US Military Wages Shadow Wars
October 28, 2017

The policy marks a stark about-face from Trump's campaign declarations that the US can no longer afford to be the world's policeman. The military operations in Africa suggest otherwise.

Africa: Continent Where US Military Wages Shadow Wars
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