Articles by Eddie Haywood

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Why Is the US at War in West Africa?
Eddie Haywood | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Oct 2017

14 Oct 2017 – After its establishment in 2008 as an independent command, AFRICOM has significantly expanded American military influence and troop deployments on the African continent. Measuring the breadth of US military expansion is the construction of a $100 million base in Agadez in central Niger. Augmenting the special forces contingent in the region are military personnel stationed at several dozen bases and outposts including a US base in Garoua, Cameroon.

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Reports Expose Widespread Use of Child Labor in the Congo
Eddie Haywood | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Mar 2017

Sky News aired an investigative report centered on the utilization of child labor in cobalt mines. A child named Dorsen, aged 8, told he does not make enough money to buy food, and had not eaten in two days, despite toiling for 12 hours per day. His friend Richard, aged 11, said how sore he got from the intense physical labor he was forced to undertake in the mine.

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AFRICOM Spearheads Escalation of US “Scramble for Africa”
Eddie Haywood | WSWS – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Mar 2017

16 Mar 2017 – The chief of the US African Command, General Thomas Waldhauser, warned last week in an annual report to Congress that resource constraints on his forces are threatening to undermine Washington’s influence over Africa… For the African masses, already ravaged by war, poverty, and disease—intolerable social ills that are themselves the malodorous by-product of capitalism—the plans of US imperialism to escalate military intervention on the continent pose a grave new threat.

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