A Review of: “Why Europe Intervenes in Africa? Security, Prestige, and the Legacy of Colonialism” by Catherine Gegout
Keywords:Africa, European Union, peacekeeping operation, intervention, conflict
The goal of the present review is to summarize the analysis of Catherine Gegout’s book about the interventions that took place in Africa by the main powers (the UN, the EU, USA, France, Britain and China). The book consists of 7 chapters which aim to describe one by one the activities of these countries and organizations on the black continent. Following Gegout, the review than concludes the meaning of conflict and presenting a methodology of the research, and than it summarizes the history of the conflicts up to the modern age. The review than takes into consideration the role of the African countries on the counrty regarding peacekeeping operations and it examines the activity of China and the USA on the continent. After describing the aforementioned countries, it turns to the role of France and the United Kingdom. Examining the former powers, the review turns to the role of the EU in Africa regarding peacekeeping operations. The review than follows the book as it analyses the possible future of Africa and the peacekeeping missions on the continent. Finally, in the last section it gives a short conclusion and it tries to analyse the possible effect of the book on the peacekeeping operations.