" It’s more than about oil, stupid. It’s for vast African riches. Resource/mineral wars define America’s agenda.
On December 15, 2006, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) was authorized. On February 6, 2007, it was announced.
On October 1, 2007, it was established. On October 1, 2008, it became operational. It’s mission is controlling Africa’s riches.
They’re vast. They’re some of the world’s largest and richest. Potential new deposits await to be found. Others known about await development. Modern exploration methods enable global exploitation. Virtually nothing escapes discovery.
Africa’s rich in oil, gas, gold, silver, diamonds, uranium, iron, copper, tin, lead, nickel, coal, cobalt, bauxite, wood, coltan, manganese, chromium, vanadium-bearing titanium, and much more. ... "