Recently, Mr. Barack Obama became the first US President to establish a permanent US military presence on the African continent through AFRICOM. The official establishment of AFRICOM indicates how militarization is set to dominate US hegemonic interests globally. However, given the continent’s inability to meet its millennium development goals, one questions how further militarization will promote sustainable growth. More importantly, this Realist approach by Obama also raises questions regarding African developmental objectives, and the viability of African’s doing it for themselves.
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Assessing US Military Presence in Africa – 'African Solutions for African Problems'0.08 MB