On Boko Haram and Imperialism in Africa

January 29, 2015 at 10:01 AM

Boko-Haram-BellaNaija

Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on 91.3 FM Voice of the Cape (South Africa) to discuss the politics, economics, and geopolitics of Boko Haram and West Africa. He examines some of the domestic and regional interests involved in the story, connecting individuals and nations together in a complex web of relations that has given rise to the Boko Haram threat. Draitser also provides his analysis of how this issue fits into the broader imperialist agenda of the US and Europe in their ongoing drive to check Chinese economic influence on the continent. The interview touches on these and many other important aspects of this story including how it all relates to US policy and the war against Libya.