More Patronizing European Advice Won’t Make Africa Rich

by Stacy Ndlovu Last month, during a press conference at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, a journalist from the Ivory Coast asked French President Emmanuel Macron why there was no Marshall Plan for Africa. His response, which included a claim that Africa’s problems were, at least in part, “civilisational” triggered a predictable social media …

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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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