Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Abayomi Azikiwe, PANW Editor, Delivers Statement to Press TV: 'US Aims to Exploit Natural Resources of Africa'
Press TV graphic featuring Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the
Pan-African News Wire.
Tue May 27, 2014 9:20PM GMT

To listen to this statement delivered to Press TV by Abayomi Azikiwe just click on the website below:

The United States aims to exploit the natural resources of Africa through sending counter-terrorism units to the continent, says Abayomi Azikiwe of Pan-African News Wire.

The US Special Operations troops are forming some counter-terrorism units in four countries in North and West Africa under pretext of fighting al-Qaeda militants there.

But Azikiwe said, “I think this is the continuation of the interference of the Pentagon and the US intelligence apparatus in the internal affairs of Africa.”

He told Press TV in a phone interview on Tuesday that the US has no humanitarian purposes in sending troops to Africa but it just wants to benefit from the resources in the continent.

“We know very clearly that the motivations of the United States towards the post-independent African states are not altruistic or humanitarian; they’re based upon the interests of the ruling class inside the US, which is very much interested in dominating the exploration, exploitation and, of course, further domination of the economic resources of the African continent,” Azikiwe said.

“So this provides opportunities for the multinational mining firms, for the international financial institutions to fact obtain hegemony over these resources,” he noted.

The entire program has been done “in essence to dominate the economic future of Africa to block the People's Republic of China and other states in the Middle East and in Asia and in Latin America from developing closer partnerships with the African Union member-states,” Azikiwe stated.

The US program, financed in part with millions of dollars in confidential Pentagon spending, begun last year to instruct and equip hundreds of commandos in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali.

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