Showing posts with label Imperialism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Imperialism. Show all posts


Cameroon's Paul Biya, a known French asset, shakes up military in wake of revolution sweeping through Africa

CC™ Politico

By Deji Komolafe

The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, a known asset of France at the helm for over four decades, on Wednesday made major changes to the country’s ministry of defense.

The decision of Biya is coming as coups continue to spread on the African continent.

Some Presidents are taking proactive steps by reshuffling defense portfolios.

Among the posts reshuffled were the delegate to the presidency in charge of defense, air force staff, navy, and the police.

Biya came to power in a coup d'état in 1982. His early years on the saddle were marred by reports of oppression and human rights violations.

Although he subsequently allowed multiparty elections in the country, the 90-year-old has remained president since he rode to power.


Niger Coup leaders cut off electricity, water supply to French Embassy

CC™ Global News

By Enioluwa Adeniyi

Niger Republic military leaders have stopped electricity and water going to the French Embassy in Niamey.

No food is getting in either, according to Turkish news source Anadolu.

The same actions are happening at French consulates in other cities like Zinder and Dosso.

Elh Issa Hassoumi Boureima, head of a national support committee, has asked partners of French bases in Niger to halt supplies of water, electricity, and food.

He was quoted to have said, “We ask Nigelec and SPEN (SEEN)) to cut off water and electricity in the French Embassy, in the French consulates of Zinder and Niamey.”

In addition, the military coup leaders in Niger have warned that helping France with supplies will make you an “enemy of the sovereign people.”

The decision of the coup leaders comes after a 48-hour deadline for the French ambassador to leave Niger ended on Sunday.

Diplomatic ties have been shaky between Niger, some Western countries, and the West African group, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) since the July 26 coup.

France on Friday evening refused to follow the order against its ambassador, saying it doesn’t recognize the military’s authority.

The coup on July 26 threw Niger into chaos when Gen. Abdourahamane Tchiani ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.