AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

If Africa really is “a country” …

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

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Africom Blues

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...

Monday, August 31st, 2009

FORMER BUSH OFFICIAL: “MOVE AFRICOM FROM GERMANY TO LIBERIA”

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...

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

AT LEAST THINGS WERE STABLE UNDER MOBUTU

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...