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Title:Islam and Africa in the Gulf crisis
Author:Shettima, Kole Ahmed
Year:1991
Periodical:Zeitschrift für Afrikastudien
Issue:9-10
Pages:83-99
Language:English
Geographic terms:Middle East
Africa
Subjects:Islam
international politics
Gulf War
Arab-African relations
Abstract:This article looks at the background of the Gulf war with the intention of showing how it has been religiously manipulated by both parties in the war, the reaction of Africans on the continent and those in the diaspora, and the effects of the war on the further eclipsing of the continent. The author argues that the Gulf war comes on the heels of the growing marginalization of Africa in international politics and further draws the attention of the world away from the continent. This marginalization is due to Africa accounting for only 10 percent of the world's raw materials, the discovery of new markets for investors, exports and raw materials in Eastern Europe, drought, famine and debt peonage. The author further argues that although Iraq has been defeated, the peace may not be won. He concludes with some tentative statements on the new world order and Africa. Bibliogr., sum. in German.