Africa Turns Away U.S. Troops
In 2007 AfriCom, the US central command in Africa, was created in response to fears that Africa is a breeding ground for terrorists. Two years later, however, AfriCom’s top military officials are still stationed in Stuttgart, Germany and are not optimistic about finding a permanent home in Africa. Specifically, African leaders have been cautious in entertaining ideas for a permanent U.S. base in Africa because they fear the base will be seen as ushering “a new era of colonialism.”
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