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Rising Tensions and Hopes for Peace
Delegation to Rwanda and other concerns Developing Story: AFRICOM Team to Assess Situation in the DRC!!! New Concerns About Nigeria The Visit by the SECSTATE The Sudan Hearings What to Do With Somalia? How It Ends!! Two Amendments that were Suprising Reason For Optimism Two other Problem Spots Some Other News That You Might Be Interested In..... A Nigerian Trial in New York New Legislation and the Return of an Old Argument A Briefing in Farmville and A Call for Washington The More Things Change........ General Ward Visits Africa The Paradox Known as Zimbabwe Saving Captain Phillips Next Stop For APS: Cameroon Restoration of Badly Needed Funds Restoration of Badly Needed Funds US Air Force: No Plans for No Fly Zone over Darfur Yet.......... A New Undersecretary of State for Africa is nominated. Operation Objective Voice Another Movement Organizes in the United States Enter the Boxer Rising Tensions and Hopes for Peace A Good Day in Danville,Virginia Report: AFRICOM helped plan Operation Lightning Thunder An Envoy is Needed in Darfur Right Away The First Strategies of the Administration The African Policy of President Obama A Policy Reccomendation that Makes Sense Darfur and Piracy Report: US Special Envoy to Sudan Asked for Military Force A New Policy For the Horn? Outgoing and Incoming Epidemic = Endgame? Updating Somali Disappearance Story Problems Beyond Somalia and Zimbabwe Africa Partnership Station 09 Report: Somalis Missing from Minneapolis MARFORAF is Now Formed Ospreys Over Africa What will President Obama Do for Africa? Breaking News: Secretary Frazier Goes to Kinshasa !!! US Envoy: More Peacekeepers for Darfur by the End of The YEAR!!! Concern over Women Should Extend Further than the DRC Why is the US Silent Regarding the DRC? The US and Malawi The US Relationship With Malawi AFRICOM No Missions in Somalia but Trains Cameroonian and EG Soldiers New African Advocacy Group Launches in USA What will McCain and Obama do for Africa? General Nkunda Angers Washington What Will McCain and Obama do for Africa? A New Strategy towards Angola? Of Pirates and Despots that Washington has to deal with..... The State Department Religious Freedom Report 08 Developing Story: US to Increase Aid to Somaliland West Africa: Forgotten Front in the War on Drugs? A "Crucial Window of Opportunity" Somali Protests at the Republican National Committee Why Passing H Res 765 is an excellent Idea What is the Status of IVAW? IVAW Where is the Congress on This? Feds End Refugee Program Due to Fraud How Much will the DOD and STATE Spend in Africa the Next Fiscal Year? Small Arms in Africa Breaking News: US to Extend TPS to Sudan!!!!!!!! Senator Durbin Speaks Up in Support of Press Freedom!!! We Abstain US Increases Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Tyrants v Rule of Law Active Month for the US at the UN Zim Campaign begins with a new threat against the US Ambassador Why H Res. 1227 is a Great Idea Another Secession Movement Approaches Washington Other Areas that the US should be concerned about US Aims to stop Chinese Arms from reaching Zimbabwe... Finally! Hypocrisy over Child Soldiers? Americans Held in Zimbabwe and Presidential Runoff Created Congo Lobby Day in Washington State Department Report on Human Rights has been released Islamists on the March in Somalia? Kenyans Angry with Hillary Clinton A Tale of Two Peaces MEND asks for US Mediation: Should the Administration do it? Will Somaliland Independence Bill Get Any Support on Capitol Hill? President Bush: Africa Has been a Priority New African Legislation being Discussed in Washington Child Soldiers being used by US Allies???? President Bush to ignore Key Allies in African Trip Terrorists Moving Around West Africa At will? US and Europe Criticized over Zimbabwe Again..... This is not a recording US to recgonize Somaliland??? US Military Trains Ugandans in Somalia and in Uganda !!!!!! Election Results leave Kenya in Turmoil!!!! Has Congress Dropped the Ball for Africa Also??? New Era in US-Nigerian Relations?? Gambia: Is this a Crisis Under the Radar?? Rally for Southern Cameroon in New York A New Turn in US-Zimbabwe Relations? Drug War going to West Africa? Is Ethiopia Jamming the VOA? Africa, The US and Iran: Could a US Strike provoke a War? Darfur: Can the US Save the UN Mission? US to support Nigerian Efforts in the Delta Rally for HR 2003 in Oklahoma!!! Central Africa Ethiopia & Eritrea Tensions could this become a US Proxy War? Assault on the Zimbabwean Church? AFRICOM what is its real Mission? Contact the Eagle Article Page Contact Me Archives

March 9, 2009
Reporting today From Washington, DC
*It is with Sadness that I annouce that my Father Passed Away after a series of Illnesses. Rest In Peace Dad!!!*
Now to Issues Regarding Africa:
The Indictment has been handed down!! President Al-Bashir of Sudan has been Indicted for War Crimes.
The Militias still run Rampant thoughout the Congo despite the Efforts of 4 Countries.
There is legitimate concern over the Internal Stability of Kenya.
And of Course there are Guinea-Bissau which seems to be Africa's First Narco-State and the Status Quo in Zimbabwe.
And what can the USA Do About It?

At this time the Obama Administration is reviewing Policy Decisions made by President Bush in Several Countries. The list includes such Countries as Sudan, Somalia and Zimbabwe. The Goal is probably to determine what course of action this Administration will take. There are basically two choices Change the Direction or Maintain the Status Quo.
Right Now the Situations in Both Darfur and the Congo should be drawing the most Interest inside the beltway. At Press Time there are reports that the Chadian Military is increasing its Alert Status along the Border with Sudan. It was feared that this would be one way that the Sudanese would lash out against the ICC Indictment.
In the DRC the Attempts to rein in the LRA (Ugandan), FDLR (Rwandan) and the CNDP(Congolese) continue. Success is Margainal at best against the LRA. There will be a new series of Peace Talks with the CNDP and the Offensive against the FDLR has been heralded as a success by the International Media. (There is room under the Agreement to allow for Rwandans to return to the DRC Stay Tuned for this one.)
It has been revealed that AFRICOM assisted the Ugandan Military with the Planning for Operation Lightning Thunder. The Efforts have called into question the feasability of AFRICOM itself.
Although No Action has been taken against the Somali Pirates, The Executive Order that calls for US Special Forces to Raid Parts of Somalia still waits on the Desk of the President.


The Use of Militias in African Conflicts is just the Tip of the Iceberg.

Advocates for Peace and Justice Issues are now focusing their efforts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Abundant Natural Resources are an area of Contention. Like in Most other war zones Women and Children suffer at the Hands of the Warlords the UN and International Financial Interests.
There are now Calls for the President to appoint a Special Envoy for the Congo. Hopefully that person will have the ability to do their job. As a Matter of Fact Envoy are needed in both Somalia and in Sudan. As it comes to Zimbabwe the Policy of giving the New Government a chance appears to be a case of doing as little as possible to address the situation.
The Grassroots Efforts to Address the Situation in Darfur has been gaining momentmum as well since the ICC handed down the Indictment. There have been efforts asking Secretary of State Clinton to show leadership in this matter as well.
It does make me wonder why such an effort cannot be undertaken regarding both situations in Somalia and Zimbabwe.
But that is how Policy is made these days.

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