The Skull Beneath The Skin by Mark Huband
Africa After The Cold War

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In The Skull beneath the Skin: Africa after the Cold War journalist Mark Huband argues that foreign involvement in Africa - whether by colonialists, financial donors, armies, political reformers, or Cold War protagonists - has been the single most destructive element in the continent's history. He argues that the catastrophes that have erupted since the end of the Cold War are a legacy of that long foreign involvement, and that stability will only be achieved on the continent if African countries are left to find their own solutions to the problems they face. The end of the Cold War, he says, may now offer the opportunity for Africa to achieve the independence it never really achieved when the European powers departed from their former colonies.

About Mark Huband

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Mark Huband is an award-winning journalist and former correspondent for The Guardian, The Observer, and The Times. He is currently Security Correspondent for the Financial Times. He lives in London.
Published September 28, 2001 by Westview Press. 408 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Having ruined Africa during colonial times and the Cold War, the West should stay out of this beleaguered continent in the future, argues Huband in this well-researched if tendentious book.

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Huband finds U.S. Africa policy "so deeply flawed that it would have been preferable that there had been no policy at all" (p.

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