West Africa tag

CFP: US militarization of the Sahara-Sahel: Security, Space and Imperialism (4 Jan 2010)

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

The Concerned Africa Scholars Bulletin is currently compiling papers, interventions and reviews for a special issue on the post-9/11 US securitization of the Sahara-Sahel region of West Africa. We are seeking contributions that will elucidate and dissect the various logics and effects of the increased US military presence in the countries of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Algeria and Morocco. Contributions other countries in the region — e.g., Nigeria, Chad, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Tunisia, Libya — will also be warmly welcome.

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Conference: West Africa and the United States’ “War on Terror”

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The transformation of US/African relations since 9/11, with particular attention to West Africa, will be the subject of study for this conference to be held at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at OSU on October 30-31, 2009. See the project description [PDF] for more information about this event.

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