Abdullahi Osman El-Tom

Dr. Abdullahi Osman El-Tom is a Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Republic of Ireland.  His publications include Growing up in Darfur, Sudanese Studies Centre, Cairo 2007; Darfur, JEM and the Khalil Ibrahim story, The Red Press, USA, 2011 and Study war no more: Military tactics of a Sudanese rebel movement, The Red Sea Press, USA 2012.

Maintaining official armies in Africa makes little security, political or economic sense. The continent will do better without them altogether