Obama's AFRICOM nominee would expand terror war, seek authority to assassinate


KPFA Weekend News, 06.25.2016
Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Africa Command, Marine Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, reassured the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would expand the so-called War on Terror and seek authority to assassinate without presidential supervision in Libya and elsewhere on the African continent. 

Justin Trudeau and Canada in Africa


KPFA Weekend News, 10.25.2015

Yves Engler, the author of "Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation," on the election of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Burundi is Africa's Syria

KPFA Weekend News, 10.17.2015

Rwandan journalist Didas Gasana told KPFA that Burundi is Africa's Syria, a site of struggle between Russia and the US, the two poles of the new bi-polar world.

Burkina Faso: France, the U.S. and the spirit of Sankara


KPFA Weekend News, 09.27.2015

Paul Sankara says the Burkinabe army are supporting the people against the coup plotters. Dr. Gnaka La Goke says that anyone who thinks the presidential guard would attempt a coup d’état without the knowledge and complicity of the U.S. and France is refusing to see how things are done in the 21st century.


Kagame's spy chief Karake under arrest


Rwandan President Paul Kagame's intelligence chief, Emmanuel Karenzi Karake, has been arrested with a European Arrest Warrant based on a Spanish indictment charging him with genocide, the massacre of Hutu civilians in Rwanda.


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