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Ghana, CIA and Kwame Nkrumah’s overthrow

Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was the first President of the first free nation in Africa, and a founding father...

WikiLeaks publishes ‘biggest ever leak of secret CIA documents’

By Ewen MacAskill United States intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment after WikiLeaks published what it described as the biggest-ever leak of confidential documents from the CIA. The...

The CIA and U.S. military offensive in Africa

The CIA is no stranger to Africa. Patrice Lumumba, the assassinated Prime Minister of Congo, found his way into the agency’s cross-hairs in 1961.

Nigeria, in the eyes of America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

  British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after...

How America’s CIA underdeveloped Nigeria

At the time of the infamous 1976 coup that put Olusegun Obasanjo in power, there was little in the way of concrete evidence linking...

‘Hollywood Figures Spied for CIA’

WASHINGTON — It’s well known that Hollywood loves a good spy story. But what is also true, according to a new memoir by a...

Fresh pressure on US to locate captured CIA agent

BY LARA JAKES AP NATIONAL SECURITY WRITER WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson - both from...

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