1 Jul 2013
There is a hope that there can be leadership from the Obama administration to curb the militarization of its engagement with Africa. But on June 3, when the rest of the world came together to have initial signers for the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty - the Obama administration - the United States of America, was not among that group, argues, Emira Woods, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. Meanwhile America has also set up a drone base in Niger, which expands US military engagement on the African continent.
Watch part one of this interview: "Is Obama's Trip to Africa about Investment or the Extraction of African Resources?"
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