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Italy Just Told France The Truth But Africa Wasn’t Listening

AFRICANGLOBE - In the continuous European game of shifting blames over rescuing African migrants floating in European waters, angry Italy lashed out at self-righteous France. Mr. Luigi Di Maio, the Italian Deputy Prime Minister said: "France is one of those countries that by printing money for 14 African states prevents their economic development and contributes to the fact that the refugees leave and then die in the sea or arrive on our coasts."The Italians are referring to the 74-year-old colonial French policy splitting its colonies in Africa into two currency zones with eight countries making the West African Economic and Monetary Union and six others constituting the Central African Economic and Monetary Community, and imposing the French Franc, CFA, on them.

Europe Falling Apart: France Recalls Its Ambassador To Italy

AFRICANGLOBE - Now the European powers are all pouring hundreds of billions of euros into their military machines. While Macron said last year that Europe must be ready to fight Russia, China or the United States, the European powers are also preparing to fight each other. As Britain prepares to leave the EU next month, the EU is in chaos. Bitter divisions persist in Berlin, the dominant EU power, over foreign policy.

Egypt, France Begin War Games In Red Sea

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt and France began a joint military drill in the Red Sea on Sunday, according to the Egyptian military. In a statement, the army said naval forces from both countries carried out a naval training in the Red Sea with the participation of a French warship and a number of Egyptian navy vessels. 

France Agrees To Return Stolen African Artworks To Benin

AFRICANGLOBE - At the height of its colonial empire, France controlled large swaths of the African continent, removing art produced there for display in museums in the French capital, Paris, and elsewhere. Objects that arrived in France went on to influence the work of major figures in European art, such as Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, and Italian painter and sculptor, Amedeo Modigliani. According to the report, about 90 percent of African art is currently housed in museums and private collections outside the continent, including statues, thrones and manuscripts.

After The Rape Of Theo: Who Will Protect Our People From...

AFRICANGLOBE - For more than a week, France has been rocked by tensions that flared up over a police officer raping and beating a 22-year-old Black man called Theo. This brutal aggression is the latest police violation to dominate headlines in France. When state violence becomes systematic and rarely punished, the society falls into a vicious cycle where violence only triggers more violence. The case of Theo is a natural outcome of the failure of the state - on all levels - to combat racism, discrimination and put an end to police violence and abuses against the Black inhabitants of the suburbs.

France’s President Visits Black Man Who Was Raped And Beaten By...

AFRICANGLOBE - French President, Francois Hollande has gone to hospital to visit the man known as Theo who was raped and beaten by French police officers with a baton on 2nd February 2017. A spokesperson for the police said that 8 officers could have been killed during the second of three nights of violence the incident has sparked in the Paris suburbs.

Riots In France After Black Man Is Beaten And Raped By...

AFRICANGLOBE - Riots broke out on Saturday evening in the poor housing estate in Aulnay-sous-Bois, in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, in protest against police brutality. Four officers have been charged with using excessive violence and raping an innocent 22-year-old, Théo, with a police baton.

Protests Erupt In France After Black Man Is Beaten And Raped...

AFRICANGLOBE - A 22-year-old Black youth worker was arrested in France and allegedly raped with a baton, leading to accusations of police brutality and street protests calling for justice. Theo suffered severe anal injuries which required surgery. He also suffered injuries to the head and face. Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux confirmed late on Sunday that all four officers had been suspended during the investigation, adding that exemplary conduct and respect "must guide the behaviour of security forces at all times".

Monkey Chants At Black Players Is Still A Thing In France

AFRICANGLOBE - A furious Mario Balotelli asked fans if racism was “legal in France” after the Nice striker accused Bastia supporters of abusing him during his team’s 1-1 Ligue 1 draw on Friday, prompting a French League investigation. The Italian posted a message on his Instagram page on Saturday, saying the incident was a “real shame”

Should A Country Like France Be Indicting African Leaders?

AFRICANGLOBE - Teodorin Obiang, vice-president of Equatorial Guinea, is on trial in France for plundering the nation’s treasury to fund his aristocrat lifestyle. Obiang, who is also the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president, faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of corruption, money laundering and embezzlement.

France Preparing Major Crackdown In Its Little Known Black Colony, New...

AFRICANGLOBE - France will send 53 extra police to New Caledonia in February amid high-level concerns over growing “lawlessness” in the small French Pacific territory, which has a population of less than 300,000. A special policing unit will combat “youth delinquency.” This means intensifying police repression against marginalised youth, particularly indigenous Kanaks, who suffer high levels of unemployment and impoverishment.

Rwanda To Investigate French Officers Who Facilitated The 1994 Genocide

AFRICANGLOBE - Rwanda plans to ask French authorities to allow Kigali investigators to interrogate senior French officers and politicians in connection with the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi minority. Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said Kigali is no longer interested in mending relations with its former European ally and will not tolerate what she described as “judicial harassment” from France.

France Dismisses Compensation For Slavery

AFRICANGLOBE - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls issued an appeal on Sunday for Africans to get over the legacy of slavery, dismissing claims for financial compensation while acknowledging the “horror” of the slave trade. Valls rejected the idea of compensation, instead advocating for strengthened trade relations between Africa and Europe.

Nigerian World Scrabble Champion Denied Visa By French Embassy

AFRICANGLOBE - The French embassy in Nigeria reportedly denied the reigning World Scrabble Champion Wellington Jighere a travel visa to the World Championship at the Grand Palais in Lille, France. Jighere’s visa denial was met with widespread condemnation in Nigeria, and a few wondered if it was not a case of an underhanded maneuver from the French to deny Jighere a chance to defend his title.

The World’s Most Optimistic People Live In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The three countries with the brightest prospects in the next year are all emerging or developing economies in Africa, while three with the bleakest outlooks are advanced economies, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted March 25 through May 27.

France Delivers First Batch Of Fighter Jets To Egypt

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt on Monday took delivery of three Rafale fighter jets from France, the first of 24 warplanes sold in a 5.2 billion euro ($5.6 billion) deal earlier this year. Egyptian authorities took charge of the planes at an air base in southern France, and they will be flown to Cairo by specially trained pilots.
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