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July 1, 2014

On the Desert's Edge


On the West Coast of Africa, directly across the Atlantic Ocean from Cuba, is the region known as the Western Sahara, one of the few remaining on earth that isn’t recognized as part of a nation-state....
Tunisia is doing okay, but it’s small. Aside from Morocco, the entire northern half of Africa is a disaster. Most of the continent, really, is still a disaster, but North Africa matters more to the West because it’s the southern half of the Mediterranean. The region isn’t Las Vegas—what happens there doesn’t stay there and never has.
Michael Totten | World Affairs Journal

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 1, 2014 8:18 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The only thing to say about Africa is that it is a vast stockpile of natural resources.
Once we get all those pesky natives out od the way we'll be rich, rich I tell you.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 2, 2014 6:20 AM

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