France & Africa: don’t confuse Macron’s rhetoric with reality

Meera Venkatachalam, University of Mumbai and Amy Niang, University of the Witwatersrand The 2017 French election was watched with great nervousness by millions across Francophone Africa. That’s because the French president remains a pivotal figure in about 20 former French colonies on the continent. Over the past 60 years France has maintained disproportionate influence over …

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Africa News Headlines for 19 July 2014

South Africa launches limited edition Mandela coins in birthday tributeSource: GMA News Witches & wizards issue warning to Boko Haram leaderSource: Bulawayo24 Future African leaders get a crash course in U.S. historySource: Virginian-Pilot Sub-Saharan Africa moves up innovations rankingsSource: New Vision UN decries Africa’s high interest ratesSource: Shanghai Daily Immigrants Forced to Leave GabonSource: Voice …

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