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A Brief History of CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan

CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan winding down
With CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan winding down, its time to take a brief look at the origins and history of this most secret of Pax Americana crimes in Africa.

BY THOMAS C MOUNTAIN

With the CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan winding down its time to take a brief but comprehensive look at the origins and history of this most secret of Pax Americana crimes in Africa.

It is in the national interests of the USA to deprive China of access to African energy resources, with the Sudanese oil fields being the only Chinese owned and operated in Africa. It was no coincidence that one of the first targets of the “rebellion” in South Sudan was the Chinese oil fields. It has been US vs China in South Sudan from the start. Continue reading A Brief History of CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan

Dispute Over Oil Deposits Raises Somalia-Kenya Tension

Dishonest Kenya appears dead set to escalate pressure and bullying tactics over Somalia.

BY MOHAMMED YUSUF | VOA NEWS

The Somali government says it’s not ready to take any action that could threaten its relationship with its neighbor Kenya. The announcement comes amidst simmering tensions over potential offshore oil deposits and an incident where Somali government officials and diplomats were denied entry to Kenya this week. Continue reading Dispute Over Oil Deposits Raises Somalia-Kenya Tension

USA and Regime Change in South Sudan

China has made non-interference a keystone of its foreign policy. However, as clearly seen in the case of South Sudan, those policies need to set aside as one of its fundamental national and commercial interests – oil – is under threat from the US through proxies.

By Thomas C. Mountain,

IT IS no longer a secret that the USA is attempting to carry out regime change in South Sudan. Why? It’s because South Sudanese President Salva Kiir is determined to continue supporting Chinese oil production in his country, China’s only majority owned energy project in Africa.

The USA managed to get the Chinese oil fields shut down a couple years back by promising to provide upwards of $200 million a month in “aid” during the dispute between Sudan and South Sudan over pipeline transit fees if the oil fields were closed. Continue reading USA and Regime Change in South Sudan

Rebels Slam China’s Conflicting Role in South Sudan

Violence in South Sudan may test China’s absolute commitment to non-interference in other countries’ domestic affairs

China has made non-interference a keystone of its foreign policy. However, as it is evident in the case of South Sudan, those policies may come to clash with other fundamental national and commercial interests.

By Sudan Tribune,

SOUTH Sudanese armed opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM) under the leadership of the former vice-president, Riek Machar, has criticized the People’s Republic of China for playing contradictory roles in the South Sudan’s seven-month old conflict.

In a press statement on Friday by the chairperson of the national committee for information and public relations, Mabior Garang de Mabior, the rebels slammed China for providing weapons to the government of president Salva Kiir while at the same time supporting the ongoing IGAD-mediated peace process in Addis Ababa.  Continue reading Rebels Slam China’s Conflicting Role in South Sudan

USA vs. China in South Sudan

US Security Strategy in South Sudan. An anti-China Strategy?

By Thomas C Mountain,

If one asks the questionwho benefits from the South Sudanese civil war?” the answer is clear. The USA is presently the ONLY beneficiary of the ongoing horrors in South Sudan for this latest round of conflict has once again shut down the Chinese run oil fields in the country.

The USA has determined that its in its “national interests” to deprive China of access to Africa’s oil fields and has succeeded in its goal of again shutting down Chinese oil production in Sudan, the only majority Chinese owned oil field in Africa. Continue reading USA vs. China in South Sudan

Does Eritrea have Petroleum Oil?

Eritrea is believed to own massive oil and gas reserves but the government doesn’t seem to be too interested in exploiting them—for now

By TesfaNews,

This week, a report released by the Oilprice.com Energy Intelligence unit claimed that Eritrea, a country located in one of the few unexplored places left in the world, has virtually sitted on a massive oil and gas reserve than any other country in the region.

The country’s potential in natural resources – especially gold and base metals – have been confirmed by a multitude of exploration and mining companies that are currently operating in the country.

But how much do we known about the existence of petroleum and natural gas, let alone the potential, in the country? Does Eritrea really have oil?  Continue reading Does Eritrea have Petroleum Oil?