June 8, 2014

Why Are Africa's Militaries So Disappointingly Bad?

Michela Wrong, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

How history, greed, and nepotism are preventing the continent from securing itself against al-Shabab, Boko Haram, and other threats.

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TAGGED: Boko Haram, Kenya, Nigeria, Africa


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Outrage in Sudan, Indifference from Obama
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