n African Renaissance - Mali, France and the war on terror in Africa : is there an imminent threat of terrorism from West Africa?

Volume 10, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


'Imminent threat' is a term used in international law to justify a preemptive military strike. This concept of imminent threat had been articulated prior to the war against the people of Iraq by the George W Bush Administration when the peoples of the world were bombarded with information that Saddam Hussein possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Ten years after the destruction of Iraq with millions killed or displaced, we now know that the case for war had been presented with dubious evidence.

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