From a reader: If Africa really is “a country” for many Americans, then that country is somewhere few outside the military have even heard of … Djibouti: AFRICOM (much of it apparently run out of a rural base here in Britain), drones-ville, the only Japanese military base in the world outside Japan, the EU’s anti-pirates […]
Carl LeVan Guest Blogger An academic article I wrote in the current issue of the journal Africa Today offers a new explanation for negative African reactions to the US Military Command in Africa (AFRICOM). Using an original dataset of over 500 references in African print and radio media outlets from 28 countries, my study–entitled “The […]
Jendayi Frazer, who was George W Bush’s assistant secretary of state for African affairs from 2005-2009, has an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, going on about “four things” the Obama Administration can do to help Africa. Two of her proposals are non-controversial: put Eritrea on a terrorist watch-list (the Eritrean Embassy in Washington […]
In an opinion piece in the Washington Post, conservative columnist Michael O’Hanlon goes on about a permanent US military presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (this in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s visit to Eastern Congo, the site of a civil war implicating not just Congolese but two other countries in the region).