The Centre for Civil Society based within the School of Built Environment and Development Studies invite you to the seminar AFRICOM’s New Math and “Scarier” Times Ahead in Africa by Nick Turse.
Date: Friday 5 February 2016
Time: 12h30 – 14h00
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 TomDispatch.com, 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.