This video from Democracy Now! in the USA says about itself:
Actor, activist and TransAfrica Forum board chair Danny Glover and TransAfrica Forum executive director Nicole Lee wrote about Africom in the latest issue of The Nation magazine. Their article is called “Say No to Africom.”
From People’s Weekly World in the USA:
Africa says no to AFRICOM
Author: Dennis Laumann
Plans to base the much-talked-about United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) in Africa have been abandoned for now. The U.S. government acknowledged defeat in its all-out campaign to convince any African ally to welcome the installation on its territory. AFRICOM will begin operations this October in Germany instead.
The corporate media has been relatively silent about this setback to the so-called war on terror. Only a few months ago, news reports highlighted America’s desire to establish AFRICOM somewhere on the continent as one of the main reasons for President Bush’s Africa tour. In February, Bush visited five African nations, all considered allies, hoping to persuade one to accept AFRICOM. With the sole exception of Liberia, Bush was met with a resounding “No” throughout his trip. Even a proposal to locate five, smaller regional offices to coordinate with AFRICOM in Germany is on hold as the U.S. military still seeks hosts.
AFRICOM will coordinate American military activities across the African continent, except Egypt. The Bush administration deemed Africa an area of “strategic concern” and initiated plans for AFRICOM in 2006.
Africom and African oil: here.
Africa, AFRICOM and Proxy Imperialism: here.
AFRICOM AIN’T THE PEACE CORPS: here.