By J. Mangala
During the last decade, Africa’s middle of gravity in international politics has shifted from mere humanitarianism to a strategic view that posits the centrality of the continent as power and normal assets provider, within the struggle opposed to terrorism and different protection threats, and within the globalization of tradition. along with those issues, this shift is reflective of 2 defining dynamics. On one hand, political and financial reforms have contributed to the expansion of democracy, an development within the fiscal outlook, and the strengthening of nearby governance. nonetheless, the continuing diffusion of world energy is surroundings the degree for a brand new overseas order during which Africa will more and more subject. This ebook probes the significance and importance of those advancements and their implications for Africa’s diplomacy.
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The core interest is the private accumulation of wealth by American bourgeoisies. In this vein, Africa’s vast natural resources, including oil and minerals, are coveted by the American ruling class. In order to facilitate the process of the private accumulation of capital on the part of the American bourgeoisies, the American government forges a patron-client relationship with various compradorial regimes on the continent. In turn, these regimes used state power to promote the interests of the American ruling class.
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Africa and the New World Era: From Humanitarianism to a Strategic View by J. Mangala