Thursday, January 31, 2008

African't you feel the love tonight...

It's not a good day to be a country in the northeastern portion of Africa. You have (1) rebels advancing towards the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, (2) a potential civil/ethnic war between Luo and Kikuyu tribes in Kenya, (3) continuing unrest in the Darfur region of Sudan, and (4) unrest at the Gaza border providing an unpleasant reminder of the threats to stability in Egypt.

There are three powers that currently have an interest in Africa. There is the United States, Europe (particularly France?) and China. Can any of these countries be said to be employing military means to advance/protect those interests?

Additionally, based on what we read about Executive Outcomes in Angola and Sierra Leon, why wouldn't it be a good idea to contract another PMF to help with these developing crises?

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