The New Scramble For Africa looks beyond the humanitarian rhetoric and examines the geo-strategic motives of the Western powers in Africa
With the French invasion of Mali in January this year a new front opened up in the ongoing 'War On Terror'. The pretext for invasion was a familiar story of 'terrorist insurgents' and 'ungovernable spaces'. Drawing parallels with the period of late-nineteenth century colonial expansionism, 'The New Scramble For Africa' looks beyond the humanitarian rhetoric and examines the geo-strategic motives of the Western powers in Africa.
Dan Poulton will be talking about his film at a screening at Westminster University, Thursday 28th March at 6pm. More details on the Facebook event
Dan is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner. His most recent documentary was The New Scramble For Africa and his documentaries have appeared regularly on the Islam Channel. He is an organiser for Counterfire and a regular contributor to Counterfire site.
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