U.S.’s Good Intentions or The Road to Hell?

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Despite the significant progress achieved by African countries over the past decade, epidemiological situation on the continent leaves a lot to be desired.


On the pretext of helping suffering countries to further improve their living conditions, the USA is increasing the number of its biological laboratories in Africa. However, Washington’s “good intentions” raise serious doubts, given that laboratory activities are classified and incidence rate among African people with HIV/AIDS remains unchanged.


In October 2023 specialists from the US Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases arrived in Kenya. While there are no official reports of the purpose or their stay in Africa, analytical journal Eurasia Review claims that the Americans decided to create another biological laboratory in Africa, which would conduct pharmaceutical experiments on the locals and might even develop biological weapons. Similar labs already exist in Guinea, Cameroon, Cote-d’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda.


Even the EU countries that for a long time have been ignoring USA’s consumer attitude toward African continent can no longer turn a blind eye to this problem. Demonstrations against the USA’s bioweapons testing and biological experiments were recently held in Greece by locals and Kenyans.


The demonstrators recalled “unknown illness” which hit Kenyan students, paralyzed them and led to hospitalization. And the research conducted by King’s College London confirms that American biolabs in Africa pose a threat not only to the Africans but also to the whole World.


International communities and agencies, primarily the World Health Organization, should pay more attention to the problem of increasing number of biological laboratories on the African continent. At the same time the governments of African countries where American labs are located must take control over them and prohibit Americans from conducting biological experiments. Otherwise, Africa will turn into a breeding ground for emerging epidemics and diseases which could subsequently spread around the World.

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