Much opposition to Bush plans for new military command in Africa


This video is called Mumia Abu-Jamal — G.W. Bush in Africa.

From the Guardian in Britain:

Africa united in rejecting US request for military HQ

· Official admits ‘a big image problem down there’
· Modified plan calls for a continent-wide network

Simon Tisdall in Washington
Tuesday June 26, 2007

The Pentagon’s plan to create a US military command based in Africa have hit a wall of hostility from governments in the region reluctant to associate themselves with the Bush administration’s “war on terror” and fearful of American intervention.

A US delegation led by Ryan Henry, principal deputy under-secretary of defence for policy, returned to Washington last week with little to show for consultations with defence and foreign ministry officials in Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Djibouti and with the African Union (AU). An earlier round of consultations with sub-Saharan countries on providing secure facilities and local back-up for the new command, to be known as Africom and due to be operational by September next year, was similarly inconclusive.

Say No to Africom -Danny Glover and Nicole C. Lee: here.

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