The new scramble for Africa | by Conn Hallinan

The new scramble for Africa | by Conn Hallinan

Are we witnessing a new “scramble for Africa?” Conn Hallinan presents his view of the current resource scramble for oil and other energy sources led by the United States, linking it to the war in Libya, rivalry with China and the African Contingency...

Target: Africa | by John Feffer

An informal competition took place during the Bush years for the title of “second front” in the war on terror. Administration officials often referred to Southeast Asia as the next major franchise location for al-Qaeda, with the Philippines in particular...

Al Shabaab: the attack on Westgate

The attack On 21 Saturday September 2013, at midday local time, a group of armed individuals entered the up-market Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya and began an assault on those present. They used grenades and automatic weapons, and other equipment stored...