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Scramble for Africa: A Rise in Instability and Conflict

Scramble for Africa: A Rise in Instability and Conflict

NONTOBEKO HLELA IN the recent past there has been a resurgence in the importance of the African continent to outsiders. This new ‘scramble’ for Africa – the intense rivalry between today’s big powers, the US, China, Britain and France has already led to military intervention in several African countries, most recently Mali and Libya, the establishment of the US African Command (AFRICOM), in addition to economic and other forms of intervention and external interference throughout the African continent. Nontobeko Hlela In 2019 the US released its New Africa Strategy (2019) which states: ‘Great power competitors, namely China and Russia, are…
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