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Assessing Barack Obama’s Africa Policy

Suggestions for Him and African Leaders

Edited by Abdul Karim Bangura

This book contains critical analyses of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy instruments toward Africa and suggests how to continue, strengthen, and modify these policy instruments. The examination begins with the theme of policy continuity and change, followed by those on military intervention, competition and perceived threats, crisis management, politics, economic development, and social policy. Each chapter starts with an introduction of the policy instrument, provides an analysis of the instrument, and concludes with suggestions. This book presents the objectives for vibrant and lasting relations between Africa and the United States and the concrete measures to achieve them. « less more »
University Press of America
Pages: 400Size: 6 x 9
978-0-7618-6410-3 • Paperback • December 2014 • $46.99 • (£31.95)
978-0-7618-6411-0 • eBook • December 2014 • $46.99 • (£31.95)
Abdul Karim Bangura is professor of research methodology and political science at Howard University. He is the author of 75 books and more than 600 scholarly articles. One of his recent books titled African Mathematics: From Bones to Computers (University Press of America, 2011) is the winner of the prestigious Cecil B. Curry Book Award for 2012. He has served as President and then United Nations Ambassador of the Association of Third World Studies.
Abdul Karim Bangura
Chapter 1: Continuity or Change in US Relations with Africa,
Peter A. Dumbuya
Chapter 2: Race and the Great Expectations,
Ivor Agyeman-Duah
Chapter 3: Visits to and Speeches in Egypt and Ghana,
Jack Mangala
Chapter 4: War on Libya,
J-P Afam Ifedi
Chapter 5: War on Somalia,
Luqman M. Abdullah
Chapter 6: Uganda Intervention,
Saba M. Jallow
Chapter 7: Crisis in Côte d’Ivoire,
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Chapter 8: IBSA’s South-South Cooperation,
Nichelle S. Williams
Chapter 9: Sanctions against Zimbabwe,
Lydia Kakwera Levy
Chapter 10: Kenyan Politics,
Benjamin Aciek Machar
Chapter 11: Nigerian Politics,
Julius O. Adekunle
Chapter 12: Liberian Politics,
George Klay Kieh, Jr.
Chapter 13: Millennium Challenge Initiative in Senegal,
Anta Sane
Chapter 14: Economic Aid,
Saidat Ilo
Chapter 15: Women’s Justice and Empowerment Initiatives,
Ifunanya C. Nwokedi
Chapter 16: African Education Initiative,
Adjai Robinson
Chapter 17: Pro-Gay Stance,
Abdul Karim Bangura
About the Authors
The book is a masterpiece. It is a relevant book for all African leaders and key stakeholders in US foreign policy. Scholars and students in the United States and all African countries will find this book very useful.
African Studies Quarterly