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Africom Newslinks 11-13 July, 2009

13 July, 2009

In Africa, Obama remains diplomatic on oil and guns
Globe and Mail – Canada
Promising to “strengthen African capacity” to deal with security threats, Mr. Obama defended the growing role of the US Africom military command, …
www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/in-africa-obama
-remains-diplomatic-on-oil-and-guns/article1215704/

Obama in Africa: Big on inspiration, short on specifics
Christian Science Monitor – USA
Obama reiterated his commitment to Africom, a proposed US-Africa military base, but said little as to where or why his administration would build it.…
www.csmonitor.com/2009/0712/p06s01-woaf.html

AFRICOM, Peace and Obama “ Mbantunyankompong
By I. Langalibalele
Pushing AFRICOM while preaching that war is a millstone around Africa’s neck, US Prez Barack Obama made a historic journey to Ghana this past friday. Among Obama’s controversial statements, he also said that Africa should stop blaming …
mbantunyankompong.wordpress.com/
2009/07/12/africom-peace-and-obama/

Thoughts of a ghetto intellectual: What is AFRICOM?
By (im)perfect_black
AFRICOMrepresents new strategic American thinking on the role that Africa plays in global affairs. Is this new strategy simply a cloak to secure African resources? Does AFRICOM impede or enhance African development? …
imperfect-black.blogspot.com/2009/07/what-is-africom.html

Ghana: Bloggers React to Obama’s Speech in Ghana :: Elites TV
By Global Voices Online
“Africa is not the crude caricature of a continent at war,” Obama said, yet the son of Africa continues to push for the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) –- the same policy of militarization we rejected under Bush.…
elitestv.com/pub/2009/07/ghana-
bloggers-react-to-obamas-speech-in-ghana

AFRICOM Peace and Obama “
Pushing AFRICOM while preaching that war is a millstone around Africa’s neck US Prez Barack Obama made a historic journey to Ghana this past friday Among …
afrospear.wordpress.com/2009/07/12/africom-peace-and-obama/

11 July, 2009

Obama To Make Historic Visit To Ghana
WBUR – Boston,MA,USA
That is where AFRICOM, the US military command that maintains relations with 53 African countries, could play a leading role. Niyi Alabi, an analyst and …
www.wbur.org/2009/07/10/obama-ghana

Obama plans democratic push in Africa
guardian.co.uk – UK
Confronting the FDLR is likely to draw in the US Africa Command (Africom) which is increasingly involved in conflicts on the continent, including overseeing …
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul
/10/obama-africa-democracy-ghana

Essay about Obama’s Ghana visit
Ghana News – Accra,Ghana
One example of this is Africom. Established during George W. Bush’s regime, it is still being carried out by Barack Hussein Obama’s regime. …
www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/
NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=165151

::Colored Opinions::: Obama, Ghana, and African oil
By Ann Garrison
principal goal of AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command. Barack Obama’s visit to Ghana is, most fundamentally, about West African oil and natural gas, and control of the corridors for transporting it through the Gulf of Guinea,…
coloredopinions.blogspot.com/2009/07
/obama-ghana-and-african-oil.html

World News Journal: Nigeria’s defence intelligence agency …
By David Barouski
The programme was designed by the United States African Command (AFRICOM) and conducted by instructors from the United States European Regional Intelligence Training Facility (E-RJITF). It was the third of such training by AFRICOM, …
africannewsanalysis.blogspot.com/2009/07/
nigerias-defence-intelligence-agency.html

What Obama can do for us “ Tribuna Libre
By jose
But Africom is a reality, so it is vital that Obama move to curtail one of its most dangerous mandates: its involvement in economic development and humanitarian actions. This risks the militarisation of Africa’s political and social …
www.almendron.com/tribuna/25765/what-obama-can-do-for-us/

Obama targets end to conflicts in Africa | WORLD-BIGGEST-NEWS.COM
By admin
Confronting the FDLR is likely to draw in the US Africa Command (Africom) which is increasingly involved in conflicts on the continent, including overseeing a botched Ugandan attack on LRA rebels in Congo. …
www.world-biggest-news.com/obama
-targets-end-to-conflicts-in-africa/

Africom Newslinks 710 July 2009
It is expected that the two leaders will discuss Africom and the possibility of America establishing the US Military Command for Africa in Ghana to combat …
www.williambowles.info/africa/2009/0709/africom-100709.html

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