Sunday, December 17, 2017
An American military presence in Cameroon very novel? Without precedent? That part of Africa associated normally with the French, a legacy of the colonial period.
1. "USAFRICOM Investigates US Complicity in Torture at Base in Cameroon"
"The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) will investigate whether US forces knew about allegations of the abuse of prisoners by Cameroonian forces on a military base where US troops were present."
2. "US Extends Drone War Deeper Into Africa With New Base in Cameroon"
"The establishment of the new base is a "dramatic uptick" in Washington's war on terror in Africa, with Boko Haram as one of the enemies"
3. "Long Live Ambazonia? English-Speaking Rebels Want to Create New Nation in Africa"
"In a remote corner of Africa a group of Anglophone [English speakers] rebels want to carve a country out of French-speaking Cameroon. Is there more to the conflict than just language differences?"
AND THIS IS ALL IN RESPONSE TO BOKO HARAM AND THE THREAT AS POSED BY SAME TO THE REGION? HAVE NOT HEARD MUCH FROM BOKO RECENTLY! STILL OUT THERE AND ACTIVE I MIGHT PRESUME.
The French because of the terrorist threat at home no longer having a capability to deploy those necessary combat elements? More French troops now for domestic security than found abroad!