For years the U.S. military has been trying to persuade the world that its presence on the African continent is purely conventional and was eager to shift the focus to the growing Chinese or Russian influence. However, as it turns out, the true scope of the U.S. Africa Command footprint is yet to be discovered as the organization failed to provide the exact information on its bases.
As mentioned in the 2018 AFRICOM briefing, the number of military bases around Africa amounts to at least 34 sites. What Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, the AFRICOM commander, pointed out was that “U.S. Africa Command’s posture plan is designed to secure strategic access to key locations on a continent characterized by vast distances and limited infrastructure.” He further added that the network allows “staging of forces to provide operational flexibility and timely response to crises involving U. S. personnel or interests without creating the optic that U.S. Africa Command is militarizing Africa.” – the dangerous and devastating tactic that means that AFRICOM wants to conveniently follow its own path of militarization at its own pace.
It has been harder and harder for AFRICOM to conceal its ongoing presence in Africa with, for instance, the largest drone complex in the world in Djibouti — Chabelley — which is involved in wars on two continents, Yemen, and Somalia. It is not a secret anymore that the U.S. is building an even larger drone base in Agadez, Niger. Its plans to get control over the continent, enslave and destroy its people just like it did with my family, cannot be mapped out in a clearer way.
The distribution of bases suggests that AFRICOM is organized around three counter-terrorism theaters in Africa: Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya; Libya; Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso. All of the mentioned above bases are sowing death, torture, violence and destruction, the one my family experienced as much.
After multiple reports of the U.S. withdrawal from the continent as well as closure of military outposts in Tunisia, Cameroon, Libya and Kenya, the U.S. has no intention of leaving. Does not seem like a surprise. The opposite is unfolding in front of our eyes – Air Forces Africa spokesperson Auburn Davis mentioned that the Air Force recently completed 21 construction projects in Kenya, Tunisia, Niger and Djibouti and currently has seven others about to be completed in Niger and Djibouti.
Such preparations by AFRICOM only mean that the it is there for good to keep destroying Africa whereas consolidating its positions as a warmonger.