Queen's University

African Development expert

2010-03-19

Robert Shenton

Queen’s historian Robert Shenton says that imposing an embargo on Sudanese oil would be an effective way for the international community to respond to the crisis in the Sudan. He feels the UN has been wholly ineffective in dealing with the crises and says that the African Union forces are “laughably” equipped.

Shenton studies modern African history and the history of development. His research experience includes a five-year stay in Nigeria and the co-management of a four-year project in Uganda funded by the International Development Research Centre. He is the co-author of Doctrines of Development (Routledge [UK], 2000) and a frequent contributor to the Review of African Political Economy.

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