The new US command for Africa will militarise the continent and inflame a string of regional conflicts
The following correction was printed in the Guardian's Corrections and clarifications column, Wednesday March 14 2007
Salim Lone is a former spokesman for the UN mission in Iraq, rather than the US mission, as we said in a footnote to his column below. This has been corrected.
For decades, Africa has pleaded in vain for a comprehensive...