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Africa's growing Strategic relevance.

Africa's growing Strategic relevance.

Africa’s Growing Strategic Relevance


Author(s): Jennifer Giroux Editor(s): Daniel Möckli

Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, Switzerland Date of publication: Jul 2008 Volume number: 3 Issue number: 38 Format: PDF Pages: 3 Publishers URL: Series: CSS Analyses in Security Policy

Description: This paper argues that after decades of marginalization, Africa has now gained in strategic relevance. The author argues that the abundance of natural resources, the proliferation of Muslim extremist groups and increasing South-North migration have prompted external powers to re-engage in Africa. The paper views warnings of an upcoming Sino-American geopolitical confrontation in Africa as premature. Both the external powers and the African countries have a role to play in making sure that the growing inflows of aid and investment become a force for economic growth and political stability in Africa.General note: © 2008 Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
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