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Africa at the Crossroads: the Fate of the African Union

by Abayomi Azikiwe

History is not as far removed from the crises afflicting Africa today as many people seem to think. Imperialism has fought against the continent’s genuine independence and socialist development over the last five decades. As Nkrumah said, independence was only the prelude to a tougher struggle for the right of Africans to conduct their affairs according to their own aspirations.

The African Union Needs a Total Overhaul, Not Mere Reform

by Henry Makori

The fundamental problem of the African Union is ideological. And no one typifies this crisis better than Paul Kagame, the terrifying tyrant and imperialist stooge of Rwanda. His new report proposing remedies for reforming the Union belongs in the dustbin. The AU does not need reform. It needs a radical transformation taking it back to its Pan-Africanist roots.

The African Union: The West’s Gendarme in Africa

by Thomas C. Mountain

The African Union has become an appendage and agent of western powers, providing foot soldiers for the imperial occupation of Africa. It’s headquarters country, Ethiopia, is itself a colonial power, still waging war against its former colony, Eritrea, while occupying and looting Somalia. The Ethiopian regime sends “death squads to open fire on Oromo and Amhara demonstrators” and commits crimes against humanity in the Ogaden region.

Has Terrorism Stepped into Africa’s Political Void?

by Mark P. Fancher

As AFRICOM, the U.S. military command, wraps its tentacles around the continent and jihadist organizations spread mayhem and massacre, Africa sometimes seems to have lost its internal political compass. “In the absence of sustained revolutionary organizing, desperate, confused, oppressed individuals have unfortunately responded to terrorists’ calls to arms.”

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