After U.S. troops were killed in Niger, Black activists and the public raised critical questions the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) is uniquely placed to respond to.

In fact, working to expose U.S. operations in Africa (AFRICOM) has been our priority.

But to do that, we must develop the capacity of our alliance. BAP’s Coordinating Committee will share plans to do so over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, please send information to be included in these BAP weekly updates.


  1. October 30, Boston, Ma.: Suffolk University’s Students for Justice in Palestine is hosting BAP national organizer Ajamu Baraka to discuss the state of human rights in the contested region.
  2. November 4-5, Washington, D.C.: Eighth-annual Black Is Back Coalition rally, march and conference.


  1. Ajamu spoke at CODEPINK’s summit in Washington, D.C., about why BAP endorsed CODEPINK's campaign on divesting from war profiteers.


  1. Ajamu wrote a piece in a new book, “Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi”.


  1. U.S. Army General Donald Bolduc shamelessly told NBC News: “America is not at war in Africa. But its partner forces are.” But even a soldier can recognize the farce.
  2. State repression, once only leveled on rebellious working people and racialized groups, has been extended to the entire population.
  3. Charo Mina-Rojas, of Black Communities Process (Proceso Comunidades de Negras, PCN) and Black Alliance for Peace, says the Colombian government has no intention of making sure Black and indigenous peoples’ right to collective land ownership will be protected under the peace agreement with FARC rebels.
  4. Unrest in Togo is taking place alongside other developments in West Africa, including the secessionist movements in South Cameroon and Southeast Nigeria, and the killing of several U.S. Special Forces troops in Niger.
  5. U.S. troops think white nationalism is a larger national security threat than Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
  6. The Black elite’s job is to keep the lid on Black protest, so the dispersal, disempowerment and demoralization of Black communities can be accomplished with as little disruption as possible.
  7. Obama skirting human rights enabled Trump to be all the more brutal.
  8. The debate about colonial symbols heats up across the African continent, much like it has here in the belly of the U.S. empire.

Let’s continue to build the resistance we have been waiting for!

In struggle,
Coordinating Committee
Black Alliance for Peace

Photo credit: U.S. Army photo/Sgt. 1st Class Christopher C. Klutts