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AFRICOM’s New Math and “Scarier” Times Ahead in Africa, 5 February

Speaker: Nick Turse
Date: Friday 5 February 2015
Time: 12:30-14:00
Venue: CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Africa is now suffering Washington’s expanding military focus, including a cascading number of US military missions, a similar spike in missions to train proxy forces, and soaring deployments of U.S. Special Operations forces -- that secret military-within-the-military of 70,000 that now thrives solely in a world of shadows. The U.S. Africa Command is quietly active in dozens of African countries, requiring a broader geopolitical explanation that transcends current understandings of imperialism.

Based in New York, Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian, essayist, the managing editor of, the co-founder of Dispatch Books, and a fellow at the Nation Institute. His latest book, Tomorrow's Battlefield: US Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa, was co-published by the Afro Middle East Centre in Johannesburg, which is hosting this national book tour.

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