Foreign Powers’ Ambitions for Africa’s Rich Resources and its Linkage with Conflict in Africa
Kakuba, Sultan Juma
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Africa is a vast home of natural resources which defines its attractiveness to foreign powers. This has brought about foreign powers rush to Africa because the continent has huge resources which are either under-exploited or unexploited that can address dramatic challenges that have occurred in the global economy.This paper explores foreign powers ambition for Africa’s rich resources and its interrelation with conflict in Africa. It brings out arguments why foreign powers have uncontrollable interest in Africa’s resources and how this desire for Africa’s resources create conditions that generate terrorism, sectarianism and extremism in Africa.Thorough extensive review of document of records on Africa’s relations with foreign powers reveals that foreign powers’ desire for Africa’s resources resides in economic strategic interest, security and political power challenges they face. Critical analysis of the arguments raised in this paper however, reveals that there is interrelationship between foreign powers’ desire for Africa’s rich resources and conflict. The data obtained reveals that proceeds from Africa’s resources are used to support terrorist, sectarian and extremist activities.
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