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Conflicts in Africa facilitate imperialist intervention

By January 15, 2014

Fierce battles took place in early January in two states of oil-rich South Sudan — Unity and Jonglei states, not far from Juba, the capital of the recently formed country. The Ugandan military had crossed the border and was involved in the  fighting on the side of the forces of President Salva Kiir. The intervention […]

 

Imperialist intervention further destabilizes South Sudan, Central African Republic

By January 13, 2014
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Republic of Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir flew to the capital of the Republic of South Sudan on Jan. 6 in an effort to assist the Juba government in mending a split that is tearing the newly created country asunder. South Sudan broke away from its northern counterpart nearly three years ago, largely at the […]

 

Egypt sets referendum as coup regime cracks down on activists

By January 8, 2014

A 50-person committee to draft an amended Egyptian constitution completed its work. The military-appointed regime that came to power through an army coup on July 3 of last year is encouraging people to vote in the upcoming national referendum on Jan. 14-15. The regime’s operatives have shown concern that a low turnout will damage the […]

 

Sudán del Sur: ¿Otra guerra por petróleo?

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El imperialismo estadounidense, quien agravó el conflicto que dividió en dos a la nación africana del Sudán con el objetivo de controlar los recursos energéticos de esa vasta zona, ahora aumenta su intervención militar directa mientras crece la inestabilidad. Un fraccionamiento en el oficialista Movimiento de Liberación del Pueblo de Sudan/Ejército, (MLPS/E) se ha convertido […]

 

Popularizing legacy of South African leader

By January 6, 2014
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The film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is based upon an autobiography of the same name released by Nelson Mandela in 1995, during his second year as president of South Africa. In the book’s introduction, Mandela reports that he started to write his life story while detained at Robben Island prison in 1974. He later […]

 

Central African Republic marches demand French troops out

By January 2, 2014

The French government has admitted that 1,600 of its troops are now deployed in the Central African Republic, a former French colony. The CAR has faced internal fighting between the governing Muslim-dominated Seleka coalition and the opposition “anti-balaka” forces, which are heavily Christian. The U.N. Security Council authorized French intervention earlier in 2013, but the […]

 

South Sudan: Yet another oil war?

By January 1, 2014

U.S. imperialism, which exacerbated the conflict that split the African nation of Sudan in two with the objective of controlling the energy resources of that vast area, is now increasing its direct military intervention as instability grows. A split within the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) has grown into an armed conflict in the […]

 

Mandela mourned by millions in South Africa, worldwide

By December 21, 2013
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South Africa’s masses poured into the streets and assigned venues to mourn the death and celebrate the life and struggles of Nelson Rohlihahla Mandela. From formal memorial services in Johannesburg to Mandela’s remains lying in state in Pretoria, to community gatherings and those at his residences, all culminating in the state funeral in Qunu, people […]

 

Imperialism escalated intervention in Africa throughout 2013

By December 18, 2013

A section of the South Sudanese army, backed by politicians angry with the policies of President Silva Kiir, attempted to seize power from the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement  government in Juba on Dec 16. The Republic of South Sudan is the newest nation recognized by the United Nations and the African Union. It gained […]

 

Pentagon abets French incursion in Africa

By December 12, 2013

After a Dec. 8 meeting between U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and French Defense Minister Yves Le Drian while both were in Afghanistan, Hagel ordered the Pentagon to assist France’s military buildup in the Central African Republic. With the backing of the U.N. Security Council, the Francois Hollande government has more than doubled France’s […]

 
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