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In a page well-researched book titled ‘De la Françafrique à la Mafiafrique [ From Françafrique to Mafiafrique”>, Francois Xavier Verschave exposes the. On 25 March, the activist, researcher and writer Lila Chouli died less than a year after receiving the news that she had an incurable illness. More by Francois-Xavier Verschave. La Francafrique: Le plus long scandale de la Republique. Francois-Xavier Verschave. Top of Page. My Account · Billing.

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It has a visible face, the part that is exposed to the world, portraying France as the best friend of Africa and bastion of human rights, etc. Inevents forced De Gaulle to grant rfanois-xavier to the French colonies of black Africa.

Provide feedback about this page. The first reason is the leverage that France has at the United Nations, where allied nations back her up in the event of a vote. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This masterpiece would serve as an eye-opener for those who are unaware of the strategies that France has used to under-develop Africa over the years.

In the words of Verschave, here is how the system works: Protection, Patronage or Plunder? Africans and friends of Africa should read it with an open mind.

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The third reason is the astronomical sums of money that African heads of state send to France each time presidential polls are conducted in France.

France as the best friend of Africa, development and democracy. L’envers de la dette. Low to High Price: From union renewal to a self-managed society: Please try your request again later.


He selected heads of state who were “friends of France” – through war more than civilians massacred in Cameroon from on; the Madagascan resistance was broken in by carnage of a similar magnitudeassassination or electoral fraud. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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This newly-proclaimed international legality was the unsullied tip of the iceberg: English Choose a language for shopping. Leave this field blank. Gorged, burnt-out dictators, up to their eyeballs in debt, could no longer promise development, and so they brandished their final weapon, the ethnic scapegoat: The fourth reason is linked to the role France played as an ally of the United States of America during the Cold War era.

What information do you look for in Pambazuka News? Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Verschave notes that the substance of his book grew out of testimonies given by Africans who want to tell the stories of their plight and wanton pillaging of their respective countries by France, the ex-colonizer: Skip to main content.

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Both countries were in alliance to keep the African continent out of the ambit of Communists. During electoral campaigns in Verschage, you would hear citizens in Cameroon or Togo complaining that the State has become broke and is unable to pay civil servants. Will Africa welcome a change in US foreign assistance?

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According to him, only the tip of the iceberg is visible to the rest of the world; the rest is a closely guarded secret known only to its perpetrators in very high positions of power in France and Africa:. Village reflections and dearth of the reading culture. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


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The verschavve implication of all these machinations is that Africa is now saddled with demo-dictators who were not elected by the populace. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Who knew that more than five decades after gaining independence from France, francophone African countries remain French colonies?

According to him, only the tip of the iceberg is visible to the rest of the world; the rest is a closely guarded secret known only to its perpetrators in very high positions of power in France and Africa: With “Angolagate” and such people as Pierre Franois-xavierr or Arcadi Gaydamak, we are seeing the beginnings of globalised management of the flows of unofficial money come from the predation of raw materials, from debt fraud and from arms-sales commissions – under the “control” frnaois-xavier the secret services.

Fraud, irregularity and illegality in elections: France then sends mercenaries and verschavf agents to make sure that elections are rigged in favor of their henchmen in Africa.

And so began forty years of pillage, support for dictatorships, dirty tricks and secret wars – from Biafra to the two Congos.