Why America wants military HQ in Africa

Volman, Daniel
January 2008
New African;Jan2008, Issue 469, p36
The article looks into the motive of the U.S. government in establishing the African Command (Africom), a military command of the Army for Africa. The creation of the command was influenced by the interest of the administration of President George W. Bush to the oil supplies of the continent. Analysts hypothesize that the move of the Bush administration is intended to stop the efforts of China to expand its access to energy supplies and other resources from the continent.


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