Boko Haram: US AFRICOM’S Latest False Flag Franchise

21WIRE SPECIAL REPORT | The truth about Boko Haram: it comes from the same CIA boogy man factory as al Qaeda.

Chef’s Special: Nigerian ‘Cannibal Restaurant’ Shut Down After Human Heads Were Found in Fridge

21WIRE + Independent | This one would take the biscuit for Gordon Ramsey’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’…

The Horns of Africa: Neo Colonialism, Oil Wars and Terror Games

Shawn Helton | The spoils of Africa are being divided up again.

Mali Mine Misery: Foreign firms eye gold, local workers are Cheated

RT | One of the country’s few thriving industries apparently being eyed by foreign corporations.

23 police officers en route to arrest cult members in Nigeria killed by militia

Washington Times | Gunmen have killed 23 police officers in an ambush in central Nigeria.

Film: Sudan’s Forgotten Warriors

Vice | SPLA-M (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement) – a group of rebels that fight to keep President Omar al-Bashir from turning Sudan into an Arab state.

At Pentagon, the ‘pivot to Asia’ becomes ‘shift to Africa’

21WIRE + WP | The Pentagon has also expanded operations with the only permanent U.S. base on the continent, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, which serves as a hub for counter-terrorism missions in Somalia and Yemen.

Patrick Henningsen on RT: ‘Mali is Key Foothold in 21st Century Resource Wars in Africa

RT | A ‘New Cold War’ for African resources?

IN TIMES OF AUSTERITY, IT’S GOOD TO KNOW….

AFRICOM FOR DUMMIES | It’s incredible what we spend our money on in terms of military hardware.

TRENDS: THE NEXT OIL WAR WILL BE DIFFERENT

Andrew McKillop | By 2014, the US will be rivaling Saudi and Russian oil output, or even exceeding their output.

US AFRICOM Underway With Mali (as predicted)

21WIRE | The west is getting interested in Mali now, and here’s the reason why…

U.S. citizens among hostages seized in Algeria as France battles Islamists in neighboring Mali

Washington PostEdward Cody, Debbi Wilgoren and Craig Whitlock PARIS — Islamist guerrillas seized a number of hostages, including Americans, in a brazen attack early Wednesday on a remote gas-production facility in Algeria, and the United States vowed to take all necessary steps to deal with what it called a “terrorist act.” Algeria’s official news agency said two people […]

BREAKING: 7 foreigners kidnapped in Algeria

The Independant LAMINE CHIKHIJan 16, 2013 Islamist militants attacked a gas production field in southern Algeria today, kidnapping at least seven foreigners and killing a French national, local and company officials said. An al-Qa’ida-linked group operating in the Sahara said it had carried out the raid on the In Amenas facility, Mauritania’s ANI news agency […]

Panetta: Pentagon may provide ‘limited logistical support’ to French in Mali

Washington PostCraig WhitlockJan 16, 2013 LISBON – The Pentagon may become involved in military operations against Islamist rebels in the West African country of Mali by providing airlift and “limited logistical support” to French troops fighting there, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday. “We have a responsibility to go after al-Qaeda wherever they are,” Panetta […]

Mali Mayhem: ‘French post-colonial ambition to spark African anger’

Northern Mali was captured by Islamist militants nine months ago; the international community has been debating since then over what action should be taken. The conflict escalated last week when France launched its air assault to “maintain stability in the region.” Eric Margolis, an award-winning columnist who’s extensively covered conflicts in Africa, believes president Hollande […]

La Folie Solami: Black Hawk Down… Part Deux

Peter Sterry | When it comes to post-modern military embarrassments and gallant non-events, Somalia often comes to mind. Then again, so do the French.

France fails to free intelligence agent held in Somalia; Paris sends more troops to Mali

PARIS — As France reinforced its intervention forces in Mali with additional aircraft and soldiers, Frenc commandos launched a failed raid on the other side of Africa in a vain attempt to rescue an intelligence officer held captive for 3½ years in Somalia, the Defense Ministry announced Saturday. The unsuccessful overnight rescue attempt, in the […]

One World Army: UN Wants Drones Over Congo to ‘Keep The Peace’

AFRICOM Files | UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, is pushing for the deployment of drones in Africa.

Chris Hedges on Obama’s NDAA: ‘The Final Battle’

Chris Hedges Truth Dig Dec 27, 2012 Over the past year I and other plaintiffs including Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg have pressed a lawsuit in the federal courts to nullify Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This egregious section, which permits the government to use the military to detain U.S. citizens, […]

The Quality of Washington’s Plan to Drag Iran Into a Third World War

21st Century Wire They’re like school kids playing war games. Listen to this supposedly qualified academic talking head, Patrick Clawson of the influential neo-con think tank, the Washington Institute for Near East Studies – muse on about what underhanded stunts the US could hope for in kicking off WW3 in Iran. Shameful, yet, someone is paying this guy […]