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Title:Remilitarisation of African societies: analysis of the planning behind proposed US Africa Command
Author:Campbell, HoraceISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:International Journal of African Renaissance Studies
Volume:3
Issue:1
Pages:6-34
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
United States
Subjects:foreign policy
foreign forces
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18186870802321293
Abstract:This article explores the conjuncture that gave rise to the rush by the United States of America to establish a unified military command in Africa, the US Africa Command or Africom. It provides an historical recall of the past role played by the US military in Africa, then moves to the current context, analysing the discourse on terrorism that has become the justification for increased military intervention and partnership with some leaders in Africa of suspect democratic credentials. The author challenges the attempt by the US government to (re)present itself as a force for peace, calls on the African Union to fulfill its commitment to peace on the continent, and urges a new global solidarity among all peace activists. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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