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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.

French Soldier Charged With Raping 3 And 5-Year-Old African Girls

AFRICANGLOBE - A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso has been charged with pedophilia and recording pornographic images in France. The 38-year-old special forces soldier was charged in Friday after being suspended and repatriated to France earlier in the week.

Five-Year-Old African Girl Raped By French Soldier As Another Filmed It

AFRICANGLOBE - France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, while operating in West Africa, the defence ministry has confirmed. The child is understood to have been attacked in the impoverished former French colony of Burkina Faso by two servicemen who were known to her parents.

French Soldiers Under Probe For Raping African Children

AFRICANGLOBE - France is investigating allegations that its "peacekeepers" sexually-abused children in the Central African Republic after a leaked UN report said victims as young as eight were raped in exchange for food and money.

UN Report Accuses French Soldiers Of Raping African Children In CAR

AFRICANGLOBE - Britain's Guardian newspaper said it had acquired a U.N. report that first raised allegations of the rape of young boys by French troops. A French judicial source said the prosecutor's office had received that report in July 2014, and had asked for assistance from Central African authorities in investigating whether there had been abuse of minors.

France’s History Of Violence

AFRICANGLOBE - France had an overseas empire that it achieved through indisputable acts of violence. It retained its colonial possessions – until it could no longer do so – through open repression. In 1947, in the face of an anti-colonial uprising, France conducted a legendary and ignominious assault on the people of Madagascar, killing upwards of 100,000 people, as well as engaging in other brutal acts, such as rape.

French Colonial Tax Still Enforced In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - As of January 2014, 14 African countries are obliged by France, through a colonial pact, to put 85% of their foreign reserve into France Central Bank under French Minister of Finance's control. They are effectively putting in 500 Billion dollars every year to the French treasury. African leaders who refuse are killed or eventually become the victim of a coup. Those who obey are supported and rewarded by France with lavish lifestyle while their people endure extreme poverty, and desperation.

France ‘Ready’ To Bomb Rebels On Libya Border

AFRICANGLOBE - France says it is ready to carry out strikes against fighters crossing out of Libya's southern border, and prevent the flow of weapons to groups fighting in Africa's lawless Sahel region.

Africa ‘Ready’ To Fight Its Own Battles

AFRICANGLOBE - Last year, President Jacob Zuma announced the creation of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises, a continental initiative to spare Africa the embarrassment of having to call on outsiders in times of crisis.

France Arrest Pan-African Leader Kemi Seba

AFRICANGLOBE - Pan-Africanist leader Kemi Seba has been incarcerated this sunday to serve an ancient sentence. He was placed in judicial detention on Saturday evening. Originating from Benin, Kemi Seba was the leader of the New Black Panther Party French branch. He was also the leader of several Black activists movements that were disbanded by the French government.

Foreign Nationals Urged To Leave Libya As Violence Spreads

AFRICANGLOBE - Foreigners have been urged to leave Libya by their governments, as fighting spreads across the country. Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands have joined the US in urging citizens to leave as soon as possible.

New French Force Rides The Winds Of Change In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - France may be shutting down its military operation in Mali, but that doesn’t mean French troops are going anywhere anytime soon. Instead, Operation Serval will be replaced by the bigger, brasher and bolder Operation Barkhan, France’s master plan

Brazil’s World Cup Team And Their Women: Color Doesn’t Matter Or...

AFRICANGLOBE - In 1950, Black goalie Barbosa had been unfairly blamed for Brazil’s defeat in the 1950 World Cup and ever since then there had been an unspoken ban on Black goalies.