Unknown attackers recently torched Ebola treatment centers in the Congo twice in one week. The incidents occurred last Sunday and Wednesday in the conflict-wracked eastern part of the country and were apparently in response to some locals’ suspicions that international aid workers are up to no good. Reuters wrote about […]
Sudan just imposed a year-long state of emergency in response to deadly rioting. The country has been afflicted with unrest for the past couple of months since late last year after an increase in fuel and bread prices provoked the growing anti-government movement to take to the streets and demand […]
France launched an airstrike on a convoy of fighters heading south towards the capital after its Chadian partners requested its assistance, which wasn’t anything unprecedented seeing as how Paris has a long history of militarily intervening in support of N’Djamena but nevertheless suggests that the Western European country is being […]
Has President Donald Trump abandoned the idea of transforming US politics? Over the last two months, his administration seems to have restructured AfriCom, CentCom and SouthCom, that have been authorised to join the battle against Chinese projects on the African continent, divide the Greater Middle East between Arabs and Persians, and destroy the State structures of the Caribbean Basin. These new missions are accompanied by a return of the neo-conservatives.
Zimbabwe’s high court ruled earlier this week that the government’s anti-riot internet shutdown was illegal because only the President – and not the Minister of State for Security – has the authority to order it, but in any case the authorities’ move highlights a common tactic that’s been employed in […]
France never could have imagined that its Italian neighbor would be leading the anti-imperial charge against the treatment of its “former” colonial possessions but that just goes to show how quickly European politics is changing as the EuroRealist-EuroLiberal fault line moves from East to West.
All coups must, by definition, be asserted as acts of dissimulation, and not savage, all extirpating revolutions. In a modern state, decapitation might create some initial chaos but leaves the structure, for the most part, intact. Coups often have the effect of shoring up the junta, in whatever form it takes.
Leaders must be accountable to their people. Prolonged periods of absence from the public spotlight, particularly if the said leader is abroad for medical treatment to deal with an undisclosed illness, will naturally lead to speculation that only grows more outrageous with time.
France is now purging itself of the crimes against humanity committed during the Algerian War. Nations, like people, need to occasionally cleanse their spirit of foul deeds and crimes. But not so the United States where the White House and Congress have become cheerleaders for torture.
What Trump’s suggestion seemed to imply is that more stringent border measures need to be in place as far away from Europe as possible in order to most successfully thwart these future immigrant waves, which would basically make Mali, Niger, and possibly also Mauritania, Chad, and Sudan the EU’s so-called “frontline states”.
Bobi Wine has become the US’ Color Revolution figurehead in Uganda, but that doesn’t mean that anti-government sentiment in and of itself should be discredited because the people have more than enough legitimate grievances against Museveni.
China was wise enough to not overreact and fall into the trap that was being prepared for it, but the incident must have alerted it to the likelihood that a third party – presumably the US – is working through shadowy channels in order to engineer scenarios for damaging its ties with Kenya and probably other African countries as well.