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The Dying Sahara: US Imperialism and Terror in Africa, Jeremy Keenan

The Dying Sahara

Pluto Press, SOAS and the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) invite you to the launch of

The Dying Sahara

US Imperialism and Terror in Africa


Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1H 0XG


Tuesday 23rd April 2013 from 7pm

Author Jeremy Keenan will be in conversation with Penny Green (ISCI) about his new book The Dying Sahara followed by a book signing and drinks reception.

In The Dark Sahara (Pluto, 2009), Jeremy Keenan exposed the collusion between the US and Algeria in fabricating terrorism to justify a new ‘Saharan front’ in Washington’s War on Terror. Now, in The Dying Sahara, he reveals how the designation of the region as a ‘Terror Zone’ has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of thousands of innocent people.

Beginning in 2004, with what local people called the US ‘invasion’ of the Sahel, The Dying Sahara shows how repressive, authoritarian regimes – cashing in on US terrorism ‘rents’ – provoked Tuareg rebellions in both Niger and Mali. Further, he argues that US activity has unleashed a new, narco-trafficking branch of Al-Qaeda.

Keenan’s chillingly detailed research shows that the US and its new combatant African command (AFRICOM) have created instability in a region the size of western Europe.

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