The United States Africa Command—or AFRICOM—was founded in 2007. But it’s failed to bring peace and security. Major failures in Somalia, Libya and elsewhere have left many Africans suspecting it exists only to serve U.S. interests. African Stream reports.
African Stream did a round-up of February's news from Africa.
Burkina Faso has given France one month to pull troops out. France was conducting an anti-terror operation that the people of Burkina Faso deemed a failure. African Stream reports.
On Dec. 14, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams and other armed police officers from eight different federal, state, county, and city police agencies conducted a raid on those camping out in the Atlanta forest in hopes of preventing the construction of the largest U.S. police training facility that opponents have dubbed “Cop City.”
Mali has banned French NGOs from operating within its borders, reports African Stream.
People who live in the Sahel, a transitional area in Africa between the Sahara Desert and the savanna that is rich in mineral and fossil-fuel deposits, have rejoiced at French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that the Berkhane military operation in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger has ended. African Stream reports.