Pan Africanism : US to get Africa Command Centre

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  1. Destee

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    US to get Africa Command Centre

    President George W Bush has approved a Pentagon plan for a command centre for Africa to oversee US military activities on the continent.

    "This new command will strengthen our security co-operation with Africa," President Bush said.

    Mr Bush said he had asked Defence Secretary Robert Gates to get the new command, known as Africom, up and running by the end of September 2008.

    He said the US would consult African leaders on the command's base.

    Mr Gates said the new Africa Command would allow the US to better co-ordinate action and counter potential threats.

    The US gets more than 10% of its oil from Africa and is worried about increased economic and diplomatic competition from China, the BBC's defence and security correspondent Rob Watson reports.

    There are also a variety of US security and humanitarian concerns ranging from the potential rise of militant Islam to the threat of failed states and the spectre of future genocides, our correspondent says.

    The Pentagon has voiced concern about potential threats, including terrorist threats that could emerge in war-torn areas such as Somalia.

    US forces carried out at least two air strikes in Somalia last month, targeting suspected al-Qaeda militants.

    Africa Command would be the fifth regional operations base for the US.

    Unlike other regional US commands, the Africa command will not be about preparing troops for major combat operations, as no African nation poses a direct military threat.


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    an all out war between u.s. and china for africa at least economic war?
    if africa is taken over it will be the fault of thes sell out leaders!
     
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    China open the DOOR for the US to do such.

    China did all the LABOR while the US claims the FRUIT or RESULTS.

    The US thanks CHINA.

    Oh well.
     
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