Nairobi, May 12 -- Nigeria's president, Muhammadu Buhari, has asked the United States to move its military headquarters overseeing Africa to the continent, from Germany. This is to better tackle growing armed violence in the region. The Conversation Africa's Wale Fatade asked peace and security expert Kester Onor about the implications of this request.
What do you think of President Buhari's request that the US should move its Africa Command headquarters to the continent?
The request that the US should relocate AFRICOM headquarters to Africa contradicts the previous position taken by most African heads of governments when it was created. Africom was formed in 2007. It was formed as a structure devoted to Africa (excluding Egypt...