Somalia

South Sudan opposition army calls on U.S. ally Uganda to withdraw troops

 


KPFA Evening News, broadcast 02.08.2014

The Sudan Peoples' Liberation Army in Opposition has said that they expect no progress in peace talks regarding the civil war in South Sudan unless Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni withdraws his army from South Sudan, which is there to back up President Kiir's faction of the army, not only with troops but also with artillery and helicopter gunships. 

U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary negotiates use of Ugandan troops to secure U.S. interests

KPFA Evening News, 08.04.2013

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Uganda at the end of July to plan the latest phase of Uganda military collaboration in securing U.S. interests on the African continent. Black Star News Editor Milton Allimadi commented on this collaboration which began in 1986.

 

Cynthia McKinney on Obama in Africa

KPFA Evening News, 04.20.2013

Secretary of State John Kerry suggested last week that President Obama may soon be on his way to Africa, without giving any details as to when or which countries.  Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney responded on KPFA. McKinney will be in California next week on a speaking tour titled, "Latin America, Africa, and Obama."  A transcript of this report will be available shortly on the website of the San Francisco Bay View, sfbayview.com.

 

 

Raissa on Victoire, Rwanda, and the Netherlands

 

KPFA Weekend News, 03.31.2012  ​Raissa Ujeneza, daughter of imprisoned Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire, on her mother's challenge to Rwanda's genocide ideology statutes.

 

 

AfrobeatRadio guests: Al Shabaab and Somali pirates created by international piracy and military force

 

WBAI AfrobeatRadio on Somalia, with journalist/Icc Broadcasting Network host Hassan Isilow and University of Minnesota Professor Abdi Samatar

 

Hassan Isilow, Journalist and radio host for Icc Broadcasting, a gobal Islamic network

On 11.26.2011, we spoke to Professor Abdi Samatar and journalist Hassan Isilow, following that week's news, reported by Democracy Now,  the Daily Maverick and other outlets, that U.S. ally Ethiopia had once again invaded Somalia across Somalia's Western border backed up by the ongoing U.S. drone bombing from U.S. military bases in the region.  The Telegraph reported, on November 15th, that Israel is supporting the Kenyan invasion of Somalia across its southern border. 

This week's Somalia news included:

1) Hunger, homelessness, and the Somali refugee population, continue to grow.

2)  Six Somali refugees died, burned to death by the Kenyan Army in Kenya. 

3)  Six Somalis, including an aid worker and a security guard, died in a suicide bomb blast at a refugee camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.  

4)  The BBC reported that oil drilling has begun in Somalia's Puntland State, which may have up to 4 billion barrels of oil.

University of Minnesota Geography Professor Abdi Samatar

The fundamentals of the Somali crisis discussed  on AfrobeatRadio in November remain the same. Abdi Samatar said, and Hassan Isilow agreed that  international  forces imposing a political project on Somalia, plus the Ethiopian occupation, produced Al-Shabaab and "the Somali  pirates."  Abdi Samatar said that the biggest pirates off the Somali coast are the  international fishing fleets who have stolen billions of dollars worth of fish from the mouths of the Somali people, and Hassan Isilow said that local piracy had also arisen in response to foreign ships dumping toxic waste off the Somali Coast.

Abdi Samatar said, "I think what our audience needs to know is that there was a great deal of hope about the coming of the Obama Administration to power.  And many of us worked for him . . .  The tragedy is that this Administration has done more damage than even the Bush Administration overseas, especially in Somalia."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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