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8U.S.–Africa military cooperation JONES O. AROGBOFA

The inability of most African governments to provide effective political leadership, manage social conflict, and allocate resources equitably, for the common good of their peoples, have greatly undermined many African states, their essence, survival, and the security of their peoples.1 The continent is generally characterized by weak states with commodity-based economies that lack the political capacity to diversify and develop their enormous resources.2