Why the United States Should Robustly Support Pan-African Organizations

Crupi, Francis V.
December 2005
Parameters: U.S. Army War College;Winter2005-2006, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p106
Academic Journal
The article presents a reason for why it should be the policy of the United States to support pan-African sub-regional organizations that seek to have Africans help themselves. The author argues that it is in the United States' interest to support sub-regional organizations as a viable way to promote a self sufficient Africa. A stable and flourishing Africa provides the conditions for political and economic growth and counters the incidence of failed states which can serve as terrorist breeding grounds such as in the Sudan. Countries with a major influence on their neighborhood including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Ethiopia require focused attention.


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