Abject poverty and official corruption make parts of Africa a very attractive destination for terrorist organizations. Opportunities have developed during the pre- and post-9/11 periods in Africa for the recruitment of terrorists, attainment of bases of operations and sources of funding for Al Qaeda or its affiliated terror groups. This comprehensive volume provides an extensive examination of major terrorist events in Africa. It highlights internal and external indices to illustrate why Africa is so ripe for terrorism, ostensibly in terms of recruitment as well as attainment and sources of funding due to the continent's continuing poverty and corruption. The volume will prove indispensable reading for anyone researching security issues, political sociology and African studies.
Dr John Davis is at the Trinity Washington University. His specialities include: International Terrorism, American Foreign Policy, International Law, and National Security.
Contents: Introduction: Africa's road to the war on terror, John Davis. Part 1 Opening Perspective: Africa's new strategic significance, Greg Mills. Part 2 The Combined Joint Task Force and the War on Terror: Djibouti's pre-eminent role in the war on terror, John Davis and Andrew Othieno; Kenya and the global war on terrorism:searching for a new role in a new war, Raymond Muhula. Part 3 Regional Dynamics: Globalization and its impact on the war on terror, Judy Duncker; North African responses to Bush's war on terror, Mohamed A. El-Khawas; Political terrorism in West Africa Ambassador Ronald D. Palmer; The role of the African Union: integration, leadership and opportunity, Sam Moki. Part 4 Clinton and Bush: Impact on Africa: The Clinton model: Sudan and the failure to capture bin Laden, John Davis; The Bush model: US special forces, Africa, and the war on terror, John Davis; Conclusion: Africa and the war on terrorism: an assessment, John Davis; Index.
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