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The US military could take a stronger role in stabilizing African nations. Does it want to?

27 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Sara Jerving, Devex
 
Proposed cuts to foreign aid in the United States budget have some experts wondering whether the military will play a greater role in responding to humanitarian crises on the African continent.
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Case studies: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa – Chad, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Uganda 

30 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “For those who hoped to see the strengthening of human rights in Africa, with increasing governmental accountability and transparency, and with more inclusive and participatory forms of politics, this [situation – African resistance, erosion of Western dominance and the securitization of development] would not be good news.”

    – Jonathan Fisher and David M. Anderson, Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa

New hypotheses and fresh arguments have been coming for a long time now to explain what has been shaping the post-Cold War relations between Western donor states on one hand and aid recipient African states and – to an extent – Eastern European governments on the other.
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