Draft GPUS Platform Amendment Africa
SECTION TITLE: AFRICA
The U.S. government's policy in Africa is first and foremost the projection of military force through AFRICOM, the U.S. Africa Command. AFRICOM says it exists, "to fight terrorism," but in reality its purpose is to secure Africa's oil and other natural resources, which include food and mineral inputs demanded by industrial and military sectors in the U.S. and its Western, Anglophone allies. Just 11 months after creating AFRICOM in 2007, Africa superseded the Middle East as a source of U.S. oil imports.
Greens want to end the use of U.S. military force in Africa and all covert U.S. operations, which rob African people of their lives and natural resources.
1. Stop training, arming, advising, and propping up African dictators like Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame.
2. Encourage the development of political parties to challenge undemocratic, violent regimes.
3. Support fair trade and local economies in the United States to reduce consumption and environmental pollution, and reduce the demand for Africa’s natural resources.