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What You Can Do to Encourage Just Foreign Relations in Africa

In all aspects of our work, AFJN seeks to foster just and equitable relations between the people of the US and the people of Africa. We believe that the United States, in pursuit of its own legitimate foreign policy interests, should respect the dignity and the capacity of its African partners.
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Roots of AFRICOM

In October 2003, James Jay Carafano, Ph. D. and Nile Gardiner, both from the Conservative think-tank the Heritage Foundation, proposed to the Bush administration the creation of a centralized Africa command for the U.S. military.
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Film: Resist AFRICOM!

Strong visuals have the power to mobilize. They have the power to educate and to change minds. It is our hope that with this film, you will become an organizer and an educator to stop this additional U.S. military’s exertion of power.
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Latest Stories

Nigeria Adds Its Voice to AFRICOM Opposition

Several weeks ago, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) released a public objection to the presence of American soldiers in all Southern African countries under the jurisdiction of SADC. Similarly, over the past... READ MORE

AFRICOM: Wrong for Liberia, Disastrous for Africa

by Ezekiel Pajibo and Emira Woods  Just two months after U.S. aerial bombardments began in Somalia, the Bush administration solidified its militaristic engagement with Africa. In February 2007, the Department of Defense announced... READ MORE

AFRICOM: New Head but Still no Home

“I wouldn’t say we see eye to eye on every issue.”  That was the very diplomatic way that Ryan Henry, principal deputy under-secretary of defense for policy, described recent meetings with African countries... READ MORE

Learn More about US Militarism

Department of Defense www.defenselink.mil State Department usinfo.state.gov Council on Foreign Relations www.cfr.org CSIS Africa Policy Forum forums.csis.org TransAfrica www.transafricaforum.org READ MORE

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