U.S. Africa policy and oil
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- Africa policy outlook 2003
- By Salih Booker, William Minter, and Ann-Louise
Colgan, The Progressive Response,
17 March 2002. In 2003 U.S. policy toward Africa will be
driven almost exclusively by geopolitical considerations
related to Washington’s war plans against Iraq, and
by its geostrategic interests in African oil.
- Africa and the Bush doctrine
- By Monica Moorehead, Workers
World, 3 October 2002. U.S. special forces being
quietly deployed to various places in Africa, and the New
York Times says the reason is oil. Ever since Sept. 11,
2001, the Bush administration has sought venues other than
the Middle East for getting oil reserves. The aim is not
only to get their hands on more oil but to expand their
- External interest and internal insecurity:
The new Gulf oil states
- By Jean-Chistophe Servant, Le Monde
diplomatique, January 2003. The U.S.
offensive targets oil reserves south of the Sahara and
is designed to avoid antagonising its Middle Eastern
allies and generating a perception that it cares only
about Africa’s resources. Implicit policy that
African oil should be treated as a priority for US
national security post 9-11.
- Bush’s Africa Trip Really an Oil
- By Hopewell Radebe, Chief Political Correspondent, Business Day (Johannesburg), 20 June
2003. The official line on the US presidential visit to
Africa is that it is aimed at strengthening diplomatic
relations and showing solidarity with the
continent’s renaissance spirit as embodied by the
New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).
However, analysts suspect that there is more to
Bush’s safari than meets the eye, for Bush is
reaching out to Africa in a desperate search for
alternative oil suppliers for his country.