Beth Tuckey

cc After years of seeing President Yoweri Museveni rewrite the constitution to run for yet another term, some Ugandans simply want Barack Obama to ‘denounce dictatorship’, writes Beth Tuckey. But given that Uganda is one of the US’s most important allies despite Museveni’s poor credentials as a ‘responsible democratic leader’, Tuckey asks how easy it would be for more

Focussing on the US’ new military initiative AFRICOM, Beth Tuckey sets out the central points of consideration for the new president-elect as his administration nears its first days. Emphasising that the military might of AFRICOM must not be permitted to usurp diplomacy as the feature tool of dialogue and negotiation, the author urges the new president to curb the excesses of resource-hungry US corporations and to prioritise African security and prosperity. While his presidency may yet yield more

With the US-backed AFRICOM programme launched this week, Beth Tuckey exposes the limitations of plan conceived more for the protection of American military interests than African social development. With both Barack Obama and John McCain content to fully endorse President Bush’s existing plan, the author demonstrates how both the Democrat and Republican campaigns are sacrificing important dialogue on AFRICOM for the sake of remaining neutral, bipartisan, and uncontroversial.

Beth Tuckey argues that in the end, it is not the militarization of Africa that will guarantee security for the US but rather justice and equitable trade.

As President Bush visits Africa this week, it is important to reflect on the Administration’s global foreign policy strategy and how it is emerging in the African context. Since 9/11, the United States has ramped up its military capacity to fight a Global War on Terror – a war that instills fear in the American people and according more