African Politics

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Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

From Tragedy to Useful Imperial Fiction

“… essential reading.” Edward S. Herman An accepted narrative holds that horrible Rwandan Hutu génocidaires planned and executed a satanic scheme to eliminate nearly a million Tutsis after a … 276 View

Slouching Towards Sirte

NATO's War on Libya and Africa

NATO’s war in Libya was proclaimed as a humanitarian intervention—bombing in the name of “saving lives.” Attempts at diplomacy were stifled. Peace talks were subverted. … 344 View
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Liberalism and the New Scramble for Africa

From: Slouching Towards Sirte

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Introduction

From: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

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In the introduction, Robert Philpot reflects on the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the shooting down of the Rwandan president’s plane which triggered war, destruction, and massacres in … 16 $1.60 Add
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Invasion? What Invasion?

From: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

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In Chapter 1, Philpot challenges the notion that the Rwandan Patriotic Front under its leadership of the current Rwandan President Paul Kagame– who, along with many fellow officers was … 22 $2.20 Add
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Sirte

Keystone of Independence

From: Slouching Towards Sirte

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In Chapter One Sirte: Keystone of Independence, Forte contrasts the city of Sirte– found to be in near total ruin by the end of the 2011 Libyan Civil War– to the Sirte which was once … 39 $3.90 Add
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In the Name of Peace and Democracy

From: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

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In Chapter 2, Philpot discusses the larger political atmosphere of the Great Lakes region in East Africa before the war, and how with the aid of the Western powers, Paul Kagame, and the Rwandan … 14 $1.40 Add
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Sirte

Touchstone of Imperialism

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In Chapter Two Sirte: Touchstone of Imperialism, Forte examines how Sirte represented a post-colonial Libya, as the seat of the Al-Fateh Revolution and later the focus of international attention … 68 $6.80 Add
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It Began With a Story

From: From Bombs to Books

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Describes the experience of teachers and a principal working with a seventeen-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who would not follow instructions. Once his personal history … 7 $0.70 Add
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Libyan Pan-Africanism and Its Discontents

From: Slouching Towards Sirte

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In Chapter Three, Forte focus on Pan-Africanism and the relationships between Gaddafi’s Libya and key African Leaders. Forte highlights how much of Gaddafi’s thinking followed in the … 50 $5.00 Add
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The Power of a Word

From: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

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In Chapter 3, Philpot discusses how Central Africa has been turned upside down in the pursuit of génocidaires. Philpot examines how with the support of the United States, Canada, the United … 15 $1.50 Add
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A War against Africa

AFRICOM, NATO, and Racism

From: Slouching Towards Sirte

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In Chapter Four, Forte examines the role of the United States military in Africa through the role of the Africa Command (AFRICOM), the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), the work of the … 50 $5.00 Add
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Scouts at her Majesty’s Service

From: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

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In Chapter 4, Philpot critiques and highlights the fact that a commission comprising of mainly American, Canadian, and French nationals– six of ten members of whom admitted that they knew … 12 $1.20 Add
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Sisters in Struggle

From: From Bombs to Books

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Describes as context the recent history of the Sudan, and recounts one family’s experience living through the 1983-84 violence in the country, their journey to refugee camps in Ethiopia and … 17 $1.70 Add
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A Coup by Any Other Name…

From: Rwanda and the New Scramble for Africa

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In Chapter 5, Philpot discusses the article and later book The Genocide Fax by staff writer for The New Yorker Philip Gourevitch, who exposed a private fax that General Roméo Dallaire sent … 19 $1.90 Add
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Humanitarianism and the Invention of Emergency

From: Slouching Towards Sirte

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In Chapter 5, Forte asks the reader to consider what the alternatives were to foreign intervention. He does this by criticizing popular myths that worked to legitimize military intervention and … 30 $3.00 Add