The 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa

By Prince Akpah London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Across the world, the Coronavirus has not only become another disaster to wipe us all out of the earth but has also put the spotlight on the level of competence of our political leaders. READ ALSO: 75 YEAR OLD UGANDAN PRESIDENT, YOWERI MUSEVENI TURNS TO GYM TO RELIEVE LOCKDOWN BOREDOM … Continue reading “The 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa”

The face of 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa

By Prince Akpah London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Across the world, the Coronavirus has not only become another disaster to wipe us all out of the earth but has also put the spotlight on the level of competence of our political leaders. READ ALSO: 75 YEAR OLD UGANDAN PRESIDENT, YOWERI MUSEVENI TURNS TO GYM TO RELIEVE LOCKDOWN BOREDOM … Continue reading “The face of 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa”

The New Normal: Cascading and Multilayered Crises

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” – Antonio Gramsci The Pandemic & Public Health Crisis On January 20th, 2020, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 infection took place in the United States. Since … Continue reading “The New Normal: Cascading and Multilayered Crises”

En Afrique, l’impérialisme à l’origine de l’épidémie de misère

Système sanitaire délabré, des pays harassés par des épidémies et des guerres, des régimes répressifs… Ce combo néfaste qui rend l’Afrique complètement vulnérable face au Covid-19 a un responsable principal : l’impérialisme des puissances occidentales. Le 14 février, le premier cas de coronavirus dans le continent africain est déclaré en Egypte, puis des cas sont … Continue reading “En Afrique, l’impérialisme à l’origine de l’épidémie de misère”

Pandémie de coronavirus en Afrique : L’appel à l’aide de Moussa Faki Mahamat

Le président de la commission de l’Union africaine, Moussa Faki Mahamat, est revenu lundi, dans un entretien accordé à la chaîne d’information en continu France24, sur la pandémie de Covid-19, qui gagne du terrain sur le continent. D’emblée, Moussa Faki Mahamat espère que la communauté internationale aidera l’Afrique à faire face à la crise sanitaire … Continue reading “Pandémie de coronavirus en Afrique : L’appel à l’aide de Moussa Faki Mahamat”

Terrorisme : Les groupes djihadistes face au virus, narratifs et stratégies

Vengeance divine et problème sanitaire, coup dur et opportunité. Le coronavirus oblige les groupes djihadistes à s’adapter, en les forçant à gérer à la fois l’urgence et les hypothèses de sortie de crise. Exposés à la pandémie de façons très disparates, les mouvements agissent en ordres dispersés, conciliant impératifs idéologiques et logiques de santé publique. … Continue reading “Terrorisme : Les groupes djihadistes face au virus, narratifs et stratégies”

Somalian women celebrate coronavirus lockdown as husbands stay at home without drugs

London, April 4, 2020 (AltAfrica)-While the world groan under the coronavirus lockdown, Somalian women say the stay-at-home order has been a blessing in disguise as they now see more of their husbands at home who are now more responsible Somalian women celebrate coronavirus lockdown as husbands stay at home without drugsREAD ALSO: COVID-19 CAUSES LONG-TERM … Continue reading “Somalian women celebrate coronavirus lockdown as husbands stay at home without drugs”

Podcast: Moving to War With Iran Under the Cover of Coronavirus

On FPF #474, I discuss the US moving towards war with Iran under the cover of Coronavirus. Trump took to Twitter to threaten Iran if an attack is carried out against American forces in Iraq. Trump’s Tweet creates a situation that means any attack in Iraq – with Iran’s support or not – is likely … Continue reading “Podcast: Moving to War With Iran Under the Cover of Coronavirus”

Lessons From Africa: Military Intervention Fails to Counter Terrorism

Late last year, President Trump provoked a furor when he declared his intent to withdraw some 1,400 US troops from West Africa, where he claimed they had quelled the terrorist threat. He sparked a similar firestorm when he announced that the U.S. would (eventually) pull 14,000 troops from Afghanistan, where they were engaged in an … Continue reading “Lessons From Africa: Military Intervention Fails to Counter Terrorism”

Drone Whistleblower Charged With Making Online Threats to City Council — But Some of Its Members Want The Case Dropped

Brandon Bryant made international headlines when he came forward with information from inside the U.S. military’s drone program. Over the past several years, the former drone operator has become known for his outspoken activism on the issues of civilian deaths and the struggles of drone pilots with substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Like other … Continue reading “Drone Whistleblower Charged With Making Online Threats to City Council — But Some of Its Members Want The Case Dropped”

Terrorisme : Les terroristes de la Corne de l’Afrique se réorganisent

Alors que la planète entièreest affairée à endiguer la dangereuse pandémie du Covid-19, les groupes terroristes en Afrique se réorganisent. C’est le cas des shebab dans la Corne de l’Afrique, qui comptent visiblement se redéployer. Ses propagandistes ont diffusé cette semaine des images et un communiqué officiel de ce qu’ils présentent comme un «grand forum». … Continue reading “Terrorisme : Les terroristes de la Corne de l’Afrique se réorganisent”

Trump’s Chernobyl Moment: the US May Lose Its Status as World Superpower and Not Recover

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The US may be reaching its “Chernobyl moment” as it fails to lead in combating the coronavirus epidemic. As with the nuclear accident in the Soviet Union in 1986, a cataclysm is exposing systemic failings that have already weakened US hegemony in the world. Whatever the outcome of the pandemic, … Continue reading “Trump’s Chernobyl Moment: the US May Lose Its Status as World Superpower and Not Recover”

The Deep State’s Demolition of Democracy

“Thank God for the Deep State,” declared former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin while appearing on a panel at the National Press Club last October. In 2018, the New York Times asserted that Trump’s use of the term “Deep State” and similar rhetoric “fanned fears that he is eroding public trust in institutions, undermining the … Continue reading “The Deep State’s Demolition of Democracy”

The Coronavirus and the Real Threats to American Safety and Freedom

Americans are facing “A Spring Unlike Any Before.” So warned a front-page headline in the March 13th New York Times. That headline, however hyperbolic, was all too apt. The coming of spring has always promised relief from the discomforts of winter. Yet, far too often, it also brings its own calamities and afflictions. According to the … Continue reading “The Coronavirus and the Real Threats to American Safety and Freedom”

UK, EU clear Somalia’s $122 million debt owed to AfDB

London, March 26, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United Kingdom and the European Union cleared arrears on loans amounting to $122.55 million that Somalia owed the African Development Bank (AfDB), the institution has announced The AfDB said the clearance now marked the end of sanctions and the resumption of full re-engagement between itself and the Horn of Africa … Continue reading “UK, EU clear Somalia’s $122 million debt owed to AfDB”

UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa

London, March 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)-FAO is further scaling up its activities to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa from a $10 million loan approved by the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This loan will supplement the $10 million grant that CERF contributed to FAO in January to fight the outbreak which … Continue reading “UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa”

Africa Covid-19 cases top 1,000 as more countries ban international flights

London, March 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Africa’s coronavirus cases rose above 1,000 on Saturday, as many African countries shut their borders and banned all incoming international flights to contain and prevent further spread of the deadly disease Africa now has more than 1,100 cases, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said in a new update … Continue reading “Africa Covid-19 cases top 1,000 as more countries ban international flights”

America’s Commandos Deployed to 141 Countries and “Criminal Misconduct” Followed

Last October, a group of eight Apache attack and CH-47 Chinook helicopters carrying U.S. commandos roared out of an airfield in Iraq. They raced through Turkish airspace and across the Syrian border, coming in low as they approached a village just north of Idlib Province where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his bodyguards, and … Continue reading “America’s Commandos Deployed to 141 Countries and “Criminal Misconduct” Followed”

U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Killed Two Civilians, Relatives Say

A U.S. airstrike targeting al-Shabab militants in Somalia last week killed a child and an elderly man, relatives of the dead and a Somali lawmaker told The Intercept. A U.S. Africa Command press release issued the day of the strike near Janaale, a town about 60 miles south of the Somali capital Mogadishu, said that … Continue reading “U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Killed Two Civilians, Relatives Say”

Terrorisme dans le monde : Al Qaîda, un groupe exsangue mais des «franchises» bien vivantes

Son chef vit reclus et ne coordonne plus grand-chose, mais Al Qaîda n’est pas mort : la «marque» a été adoptée par de nombreux groupes terroristes, souvent dépourvus d’ambitions planétaires mais solidement implantés dans les enjeux et les trafics locaux. Le groupe fondé par Oussama ben Laden, dont la signature fondamentale reste l’attentat à New York … Continue reading “Terrorisme dans le monde : Al Qaîda, un groupe exsangue mais des «franchises» bien vivantes”

Plagues, Pandemics, Paintings, and Personal Gain

After a lot of Trump Administration obfuscation, dillydallying, denial, sloppy planning, incompetence, inaction, and indecision about the spread and the combatting of the Coronavirus in the United States, and, after much criticism by Democrat politicians and the “liberal” media, the White House apprised the nation that at 9:00 p.m. EDT, March 11, 2020, President Donald … Continue reading “Plagues, Pandemics, Paintings, and Personal Gain”

Kenya gets $60 from World Bank to fight Covid-19 outbreak

London, March 17, 2020 (AltAfrica)-As part of efforts to help African countries confront the challenges of  coronavirus outbreak Kenyan will receive $60 million funding from the World Bank The World Bank said the funding will improve surveillance, laboratory services, isolation units, equipment, supplies and communication to help mitigate the virus in Kenya. READ ALSO: AFRICA LOSING … Continue reading “Kenya gets $60 from World Bank to fight Covid-19 outbreak”

Ethiopie : la police arrête un réseau de trafiquants d’êtres humains

La police éthiopienne a annoncé hier, vendredi qu’elle avait arrêté un trafiquant d’êtres humains en fuite et cinq de ses acolytes. L’homme, recherché depuis longtemps par les forces de sécurité s’appelle Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam, il serait été impliqué dans la traite de migrants en Érythrée, Éthiopie, Somalie et au Soudan. L’enquête de la police fédérale … Continue reading “Ethiopie : la police arrête un réseau de trafiquants d’êtres humains”

L’accord sur les migrants, conclu en 2016 entre la Turquie et l’UE, est la cause de la destruction des îles grecques

Par Sonja van den Ende − Le 26 février 2020 − Source oneworld.press L’afflux de migrants vers les îles grecques, considérés par l’UE comme des réfugiés, rend la vie impossible aux habitants grecs natifs. Les îles les plus affectées sont : Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Kos, Kalimnos, Rhodes, Simi, Agthonisi et Leros : il s’agit des … Continue reading “L’accord sur les migrants, conclu en 2016 entre la Turquie et l’UE, est la cause de la destruction des îles grecques”

Biden and His Supporters: “Shape Without Form, Shade Without Color”

Who needs Russian interference in the American Presidential race when the Clintons, Obama, MSNBC, CNN, the NYT, The Atlantic and their numerous henchmen/women are covertly and overtly interfering in the Democrat’s Presidential election? For well over a year now the Democrat leadership (those corrupt and bought dealing/wheeling political bosses and their corporate masters and sweethearts) … Continue reading “Biden and His Supporters: “Shape Without Form, Shade Without Color””

If You Like War, You’ll Love Joe

Like a cat with nine lives, Joe Biden keeps returning to the presidential race with a consistency akin to his votes for war — hard to find a war Joe did not like. He voted for the Iraq war, still running in one form or another with American troops on the ground — despite a … Continue reading “If You Like War, You’ll Love Joe”

Vaste campagne anti-Chine après l’échec des pourparlers secrets (03.02.2020)

Une attaque massive de guerre hybride a commencé sur la Chine suite à l’échec des négociations entre les sociétés secrètes de l’Est et de l’Ouest, selon des sources proches des négociations. L’attaque contre la Chine utilise une combinaison d’armes biologiques, de propagande et de guerre économique, selon de multiples sources. Cette campagne est menée en … Continue reading “Vaste campagne anti-Chine après l’échec des pourparlers secrets (03.02.2020)”

Des pirates somaliens détournent un tanker chargé de gel hydroalcoolique

Somalie – Après le pétrole, les pirates somaliens se sont attaqués à une autre denrée rare et précieuse pour l’occident : les chargements de gel hydroalcoolique. Ainsi, tôt ce matin, un tanker chargé de plusieurs millions de litres de gel hydroalcoolique a été pris en otage, les pirates réclament plusieurs centaines de millions de dollars et … Continue reading “Des pirates somaliens détournent un tanker chargé de gel hydroalcoolique”

L’EIGS et le GSIM négocieraient un pacte de non-agression : La carte mouvante du terrorisme au Sahel

Le Mali, le Burkina Faso, le Niger, le Nigeria et la Libye sont aujourd’hui avec la Somalie les principaux viviers du terrorisme au Sahel. La Libye, qui a plongé dans le chaos depuis le renversement du régime de Mouammar El Gueddafi en 2011, alimente depuis l’instabilité dans la région. Devenue une véritable poudrière à ciel … Continue reading “L’EIGS et le GSIM négocieraient un pacte de non-agression : La carte mouvante du terrorisme au Sahel”

Pentagon’s Map of Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of ‘Light’ Footprint

Last month about a dozen al-Shabab fighters infiltrated the perimeter of a military base in Manda Bay, Kenya. One of them took aim with a rocket-propelled grenade, firing at a U.S. surveillance plane and touching off an hourslong firefight. When it was all over, the two American pilots of that plane and a U.S. soldier … Continue reading “Pentagon’s Map of Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of ‘Light’ Footprint”

Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge … Continue reading “Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa”

The incredible story of an African minister who was a security guard in the ministry he now heads

London, Feb. 29, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The story you are about to read is neither a fiction nor tales from the moonlight. It is a story told by the man himself. -The Minister of Information in A small African country of Somaliland It’s not often you hear of a security guard rising through the ranks to become … Continue reading “The incredible story of an African minister who was a security guard in the ministry he now heads”

Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face

Photograph Source: Raimond Spekking – CC BY-SA 4.0 At Obock, Djibouti, 2,000 migrants gather each day along the waters of the Gulf of Aden; they look for boats to get them to Yemen. Over the past two years, more migrants from Africa have used the “Eastern Route” rather than go across the Mediterranean Sea; according … Continue reading “Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face”

Roaming Charges: Knives Out

Abbey TV, Mojave Desert. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + In response to criticism from Democratic Party centrists that Sanders didn’t do enough to help Hillary in 2016, the Sandernistas are touting the fact that Sanders did 3 times as many campaign events for Hillary as Hillary did for Obama in 2008. I guess that’s one … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Knives Out”

African leaders agree 3,000 strong joint force against extremism in Sahel

 London, Feb. 28, 2020 (AltAfrica)-African leaders have decided to work on deploying 3,000 troops to West Africa’s troubled Sahel region as extremist attacks surge, an African Union official said Thursday. The force would be a significant new player in the sprawling, arid region south of the Sahara Desert where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the … Continue reading “African leaders agree 3,000 strong joint force against extremism in Sahel”

Pentagon’s Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint

Last month, about a dozen al-Shabab fighters infiltrated the perimeter of a military base in Manda Bay, Kenya. One of them took aim with a rocket-propelled grenade, firing at a U.S. surveillance plane and touching off an hourslong firefight. When it was all over, the two American pilots of that plane and a U.S. soldier … Continue reading “Pentagon’s Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint”

Heaven Protect Us From Men Who Live the Illusion of Danger: Pete Buttigieg and the US Military

Photograph Source: Alan Light – CC BY 2.0 “America deserves a Commander-in-Chief who knows what that sacrifice means and who will honor the sacred promise we make to our veterans.” – Pete Buttigieg January 6, 2020 #CIAPete has been trending on social media this past month as stories and commentaries have emerged telling and re-telling Pete … Continue reading “Heaven Protect Us From Men Who Live the Illusion of Danger: Pete Buttigieg and the US Military”

America’s Endless Wars Persist Because They Don’t Exist (For Americans)

There is no significant antiwar movement in America because there’s no war to protest. Let me explain. In February 2003, millions of people took to the streets around the world to protest America’s march to war against Iraq. That mass movement failed. The administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney had a radical plan for reshaping the Middle … Continue reading “America’s Endless Wars Persist Because They Don’t Exist (For Americans)”

Le Sahel: une crise régionale, des crises nationales

Les 24 et 25 février se sont tenus à Nouakchott le Sommet du G 5 Sahel et l’Alliance pour le Sahel. Une chronique de Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, ancien ministre mauritanien des Affaires Etrangères et ancien ambassadeur de l’ONU en Afrique. De nombreux malentendus et fausses informations embrouillent la crise du Sahel Sahara, contribuant à l’aggraver … Continue reading “Le Sahel: une crise régionale, des crises nationales”

New Data Shows the U.S. Military Is Severely Undercounting Civilian Casualties in Somalia

During the first six months of 2019 alone, U.S. Africa Command tracked seven reports of American and allied attacks in Somalia that allegedly killed or wounded at least 18 civilians, according to internal AFRICOM documents obtained by The Intercept. But the U.S. does not acknowledge killing or wounding a single civilian in Somalia last year, according … Continue reading “New Data Shows the U.S. Military Is Severely Undercounting Civilian Casualties in Somalia”

La Fléau de l’anti-science européen s’abat sur l’Afrique

Les militants européens mettent des vies en danger en Afrique de l’Est, transformant un fléau d’insectes en une réelle perspective de famine généralisée. Le criquet pèlerin, qui se reproduit rapidement dans le désert, a envahi le Kenya, la Somalie et l’Éthiopie, créant ainsi un état d’urgence. Les ravageurs ont récemment débarqué à Djibouti, en Érythrée, … Continue reading “La Fléau de l’anti-science européen s’abat sur l’Afrique”

Les 10 « fléaux » qui frappent notre planète simultanément

Tout d’un coup, des choses vraiment folles commencent à se produire partout dans le monde. Des essaims de criquets géants dévastent des régions entières, des tempêtes extrêmement inhabituelles déconcertent les météorologues, les tremblements de terre et l’activité volcanique sont tous deux en augmentation, et cinq maladies très dangereuses sévissent dans le monde entier. Jusqu’à présent, … Continue reading “Les 10 « fléaux » qui frappent notre planète simultanément”

Jeux de guerre dans une Libye au bord du chaos : regard géopolitique

En dépit des engagements souscrits lors de la conférence de Berlin tenue le 19 janvier 2020 – à savoir notamment l’instauration d’un cessez-le-feu durable, le respect de l’embargo sur les armes et l’arrêt de toute livraison d’armements aux belligérants, la non-ingérence, etc. -, la situation en Libye semble se détériorer au risque d’échapper à tout … Continue reading “Jeux de guerre dans une Libye au bord du chaos : regard géopolitique”

Ugandans, Somalis eat desert locusts in desperate bid to fight invasion

London, Feb. 23, 2020 (AltAfrica-People in Uganda’s northern district of Kitgum and their counterpart in Somalia are eating and turning desert locusts that have devoured their crops into delicious meal Roasting and eating the desert locusts appears to be the last resort after all efforts to curb and end the invasion that have caused havoct … Continue reading “Ugandans, Somalis eat desert locusts in desperate bid to fight invasion”

United States commits additional $8m to assist East Africa fight locust outbreak

London, Feb. 21, 2020 (AltAfrica)-In response to the devastating locust outbreak in East Africa, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide $8 million in humanitarian assistance to support regional operations to control locusts in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Republic of Kenya, and the Federal Republic of … Continue reading “United States commits additional $8m to assist East Africa fight locust outbreak”

Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)

On February 5th, the Senate voted to acquit President Donald J. Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. In other words, Trump’s pre-election boast that he “could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody” and not “lose any voters” proved something more than high-flown hyperbole. (To be fair, he did … Continue reading “Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)”

L’œil vigilant de Washington sur Pékin

Quelque 6000 militaires américains sont actuellement déployés en Afrique, dont 800 en Afrique de l’Ouest. Pékin a promis pas moins de 60 milliards de dollars en investissements lors du sommet Chine-Afrique de 2018. Les pays devraient se méfier des régimes autoritaires aux promesses creuses. Ils engendrent la corruption et la dépendance.» C’est ce qu’a indiqué, … Continue reading “L’œil vigilant de Washington sur Pékin”

Democrats Want to End Endless Wars, With a Catch

After a year of on-and-off talks with Taliban leaders, the State Department is reportedly nearing the announcement of a deal that could schedule a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Trump administration has not discussed the details publicly, but the goal is to stop the violence on the ground, create a political dialogue between the … Continue reading “Democrats Want to End Endless Wars, With a Catch”