Category Archives: Africa

Zimbabwe’s Military Denies Coup

Zimbabwe’s ruling party is reportedly facing an unprecedented mutiny by the head of the armed forces, as troops take up positions in the capital in an escalation of a dispute with 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

South African President Jacob Zuma, who is reportedly readying an envoy to mediate the situation, said Mugabe is “fine” and urged for “calm and restraint.”

USA | Recolonization of Africa by Endless War

Six years ago, on October 20th, 2011, Muammar Gaddafi was murdered, joining a long list of African revolutionaries martyred by the West for daring to dream of continental independence.

Earlier that day, Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte had been occupied by Western-backed militias, following a month-long battle during which NATO and its “rebel” allies pounded the city’s hospitals and homes with artillery, cut off its water and electricity, and publicly proclaimed their desire to “starve [the city] into submission.” The last defenders of the city, including Gaddafi, fled Sirte that morning, but their convoy was tracked and strafed by NATO jets, killing 95 people. Gaddafi escaped the wreckage but was captured shortly afterward. I will spare you the gruesome details, which the Western media gloatingly broadcast across the world as a triumphant snuff movie. Suffice to say that he was tortured and eventually shot dead.

Turkey | Turkey is opening a military training camp in Somalia in September

The camp has been under construction for the past two years, Somali Defence Minister Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed confirmed in a statement yesterday. The camp will be used for security and military forces in the Turkish Army.

Some 200 Turkish soldiers will be stationed at the base in Somalia, involved in training exercises. It is unclear whether the troops will be involved in any other conflict related mission.

China | Que cherche la Chine en investissant autant en Afrique ?

Par David Pilling

Jamais Pékin n’avait investi à ce point sur le continent africain, devenu un véritable laboratoire de ses ambitions internationales. Et l’Afrique apprécie ce partenaire non interventionniste qui lui apporte financements et infrastructures. Système gagnant-gagnant ? Le débat est lancé.

Génocide au Rwanda : un ordre officiel de l’Elysée accablant pour Paris

Selon la revue « XXI », un ordre officiel avait été donné pendant l’opération « Turquoise » de réarmer les génocidaires des Tutsi, quelques mois après les massacres.

La revue XXI publie, mercredi 28 juin, une enquête sur le rôle de la France lors du génocide des Tutsi du Rwanda en 1994, qui affirme que les autorités françaises ont sciemment réarmé les responsables des massacres, violant ainsi l’embargo sur les armes décrété par l’Organisation des Nations unies (ONU) dans ce pays d’Afrique de l’Est.