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Africa Is Still Colonized By France – A Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - Did you know that many countries in Africa pay a colonial tax to France up until this day? We are talking a minimum of 50 years since “independence” all round. But let’s be fair, the French have form in this kind of thing, so let’s go a little further back in time to see why it shouldn’t surprise anyone.

France, Germany Send Troops To Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - France and Germany say they will deploy troops to Mali as part of a joint military brigade in the West African country. "France and Germany have decided to send elements of the Franco-German Brigade to Mali; the first deployment under the aegis of the EU and in an African location," said a joint statement issued on Wednesday.

How France Has Embraced Neo-Colonialism

AFRICANGLOBE - France is reacting to the crisis of its world position — its loss of competitiveness to Germany, its ebbing economic influence in its former African colonies, and a collapsing economy undermined by harsh social cuts — by turning the clock back, embarking on a global policy of plunder.

France Deploys More Troops To Central African Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - France has announced plans to increase its 1,600-strong military deployment in the Central African Republic by sending an additional 400 soldiers, as political and sectarian unrest continues to tear apart the African country.

France To Increase Military Presence In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - France will broaden its military presence in Africa's Sahel region with specialized new outposts to better fight the "terror threat" from extremist groups such as al-Qaida, the defense minister said Tuesday. In a recent interview, Jean-Yves Le Drian said France is moving toward a regional counterterrorism approach in former French colonies such as Chad, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali.

Africans Closer To Forming Intervention Force?

AFRICANGLOBE - African leaders have moved closer to the creation of a military force capable of intervening in crises like the one in the Central African Republic.

France Plots Assault On African Markets And Trade

AFRICANGLOBE - French President Francois Hollande reacted to being told France is in danger of missing the boat in Africa on Tuesday by challenging the nation's business leaders to double trade with the continent. Citing a report that meeting that goal over the next five years would generate 200,000 jobs in France, Hollande told a major conference of French and African business leaders: "That is our objective: France must double its trade with Africa."

France Returns Stolen Antiques To Egypt

AFRICANGLOBE - France has returned five 2,000-year-old antiques to Egypt after they were spotted advertised for sale on the internet. They were stolen during the 2011 uprising against president Hosni Mubarak.

France Sending Hundreds Of Soldiers To Central African Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - France will send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic under an expected U.N.-backed mission to keep growing chaos at bay, the defense minister said Tuesday — boosting the French military presence in Africa for the second time this year.

Africa: The G20 and the Struggle for Global Influence

At a recent meeting of G20 think tanks in Beijing, participants noted that if the G20 countries wished to build on their collective success in the management of the global financial crisis, they needed to focus on global trade and finance reform - matters that cut to the core of global economic governance.

France Returns Stolen Artefact to Nigeria

AFRICANGLOBE - The Government of France has returned a valuable artefact, Esie statute, stolen from Nigeria in 2011 and seized by Customs officials at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.

France-Afrique: Breaking The Shackles

Africa is responsible for reinventing itself, in light of its international influence and global reach across various sectors, all the while wresting itself from the tentacles of post-colonialist influence. Africa must establish its own identity so that it might engage other nations, chief among them its former colonizers on equal footing. This is a challenge from which Africa can emerge victorious.

Anti-Racism Group Set to Sue French Bank’s Over Haiti ‘Plunder’

AFRICANGLOBE - A racism watchdog group in France announced Friday it will file a legal suit against a state-owned bank over its role in the slave trade in Haiti even as President François Hollande ruled out reparations to the former Caribbean colony.

Black Railway Workers ‘Banned’ From Work During Israeli PM Visit to...

AFRICANGLOBE - Black Railway employees were allegedly forced to not show for work when Israeli president Shimon Peres passed through Paris station Gare du Nord during an official state visit to France.

French MP Demands Inquiry Into Murder of Thomas Sankara

AFRICANGLOBE - A French left-wing Member of Parliament is calling on the government of France to shed light on the assassination of former Burkina Faso president Thomas Sankara in a coup d'état 25 years ago. Communist MP André Chassaigne says a commission of inquiry should investigate the coup that was then supported by Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Libya, the United States and France.

French Court Jails Couple For Kidnapping African Children

AFRICANGLOBE - In France, the trial of six members of a French charity convicted in Chad for trying to kidnap over 100 children finished on Wednesday. Lawyers for defendants in the dock argued that they had been mesmerised by a charismatic cult leader.