Rising prices make African oil a tempting prize. But African leaders are resisting U.S. plans to militarize the continent, saying their resources should be used to alleviate poverty.
The 2006 mid-term election sent a clear signal: Americans want out of Iraq. As the occupation drags on, 10 candidates for the U.S. Congress announce a plan to bring all the troops home.
Join IPS and Mamadou Goïta for an on the ground assessment.
Teach-in with Emira Woods, examining the implications of the new U.S. military command infrastructure, AFRICOM.
The global economic crisis is just now hitting the developing world with devastating effects.
A common flaw in U.S. foreign policy is the politicization of foreign assistance. Whether Republican or Democratic, U.S. administrations allow narrowly defined "national interests" - instead of needs, priorities, and realities in a given country - to dictate foreign assistance. And Rwanda is an excellent case in point.
With the new Africa Command, the United States is increasing its military footprint on an energy-rich continent.
The Bush administration is continuing its militarization of U.S.-African relations this year.
The battle for African hearts and minds will not be won if it's clear that it is being waged more for the sake of U.S. strategic interests than African needs.
The United States wants to set up a new command structure in Africa. Columnist Emira Woods and Ezekiel Pajibo explain why Liberia and Africa should just say no.