The African continent, which previously was entirely beholden to the politics and markets of our former colonisers, now has options, choices that can benefit our people and strengthen our sovereignty.
Biden has recently redeployed hundreds of US troops to Somalia.
US involvement in Somalia and in the larger Horn of Africa region is about more than counter-terrorism operations. It is also about curtailing China’s growing influence.
President Macron has announced the withdrawal of French troops from Mali. This is a defeat for French imperialism’s attempt to use Mali as a base to establish itself in the Sahel region and exploit its mineral resources.
Sixty years after the French colonies got their formal independence, the economic, military and political ties which kept the ex-colonies under France domination remains.
It is time that France turned the final page of its policies of colonialism and neo-colonialism.
The West Asian and North African region is disproportionately feeling the impacts of climate change, but the ongoing imperialist-led wars make it nearly impossible for these countries to implement mitigation measures.
On October 25th Sudanese military forces enacted a coup. If the coup is consolidated this will be a grave blow to the aspirations of the majority of Sudanese people.