ACAS Bulletin

AFRICOM Special Issue: Analysis and Activism
(No. 78)
by Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
with Daniel Volman (editor), Jesse Benjamin (editor), Olayiwola Abegunrin, Resist Africom, Horace G. Campbell, Global Information Network
Winter 2007
28 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Southern Africa, Africa, Kenya
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe
Language: English
Contents: Introduction to AFRICOM Special Issue: Analysis and Activism • AFRICOM: What Is It and What Will It do? • U.S. Military Programs in Africa, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, and AFRICOM • AFRICOM: The U.S. Militarization of Africa • U.S. Military Activities in Kenya • The Campaign to Resist AFRICOM • AFRICOM: STATEMENT OF CONCERN • Peace Activists Must Oppose the US Africa Command • NY 'Grannies' Say 'No' to AFRICOM • The newsletter discusses the Africa Command (Africom), President George W. Bush, the Pentagon, terrorism, the World Trade Center, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Theresa Whelan, the State Department, the Defense Department, General William E. "Kip" Ward, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the U.S. Congress, Bilateral and Multilateral Joint Training Programs and Military Exercises, Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) exercises, the U.S. Army Special Forces, the U.S. Army Rangers, Flintlock 2005 and 2007, Operation Enduring Freedom—Trans-Saharan Counter-Terrorism Partnership (TSCTP), the East Africa Counter-Terrorism Initiative, the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance Program (ACOTA), the African Crisis Response Initiative, the Clinton Administration, the International Military Education and Training Program (IMET), the Foreign Military Sales Program (FMS), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Foreign Military Financing Program, the Anti-Terrorism Assistance program, the African Coastal and Border Security Program, the Excess Defense Articles Program, the Kenyan Antiterrorism Police Unit, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Trans-Saharan Counter-Terrorism Initiative, the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), the International Law Enforcement Academy, Section 1206 Fund, the FY 2006 National Defense Authorization Act, the Council of Islamic Courts in Somalia, the Joint Task Force Aztec Silence (JTFAS), NATO, Naval Operations in the Gulf of Guinea, Admiral Henry G. Ulrich III, the Africa Command Center, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Mohamed Bedjaoui, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Fraser, President Mwai Kibaki, Raile Odinga, Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel arap Moi, KANU, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, Al-Qaeda, political detention, torture facilities in Nyayo House, NARC, the Kenyan Antiterrorism Police Unit (KAPU), the Agency for International Development (AID), Africa Action, the Africa Faith and Justice Network, the African Security Research Project, the Arms and Security Initiative, New America Foundation, the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars, the Center for Democratic Empowerment, Liberia, Foreign Policy In Focus, Missionaries of Africa, Pan Africa Network, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Justice and Peace Office, Resolve Uganda, TransAfrica Forum, the United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society, the Washington Office on Africa, The Hip Hop Caucus, John Cavanagh, Institute For Policy Studies, Emira Woods, Grannies for Peace, and Sonia Sanchez.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of ACAS.
Collection: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections