Monday, July 28, 2014

New Scramble for Africa

Aljazeera's Empire program recently ran a 47 minute segment titled "New Scramble for Africa" with moderator Marwan Bishara.  The program sought to obtain the African response to growing foreign engagement with Africa.  It asked the question whether Africans are taking matters into their own hands or is this another scramble for Africa. 

The program was generally critical of Chinese economic interaction with Africa, the US role in countering terrorism, and French efforts to restore stability.  The program suffers, however, because the only original coverage in Africa came from Kenya and much of the commentary originated in Paris, Washington, and London. 

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