Why Nigerian Protesters Want the French Army Out

Ekaterina Blinova Nigerians took to the streets of the country’s capital Niamey on September 18, with some of the protesters carrying Russian flags and placards saying “criminal French Army – get out” and “The colonial army of Barkhane must go”. “The demonstration [on September 18] fits in a wider development and sentiment that has been…

Chad: The French Crossroads

Guadi Calvo In the context of the conflict in Ukraine, and the devastating consequences it has generated in the West, the United States, solely responsible for the situation, has shown that its only intention is not only to perpetuate itself in search of Russian attrition, but to extend it far beyond European borders to the…

How France Underdevelops Africa

Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 2022 (IPS) – Most sub-Saharan African French colonies got formal independence in the 1960s. But their economies have progressed little, leaving most people in poverty, and generally worse off than in other post-colonial African economies. Decolonization? Pre-Second World War colonial monetary arrangements were consolidated into the Colonies…

French Energy Firm Seek Deal to Increase Algerian Natural Gas Supply

Abayomi Azikiwe Algeria President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Holds Talks With French Counterpart Emmanuel Macron President Emmanuel Macron spends three days in the North African state in efforts to mend relations strained over colonial legacy Geostrategic Analysis Since the beginning of the Russian special military operation in neighboring Ukraine, the United States and the European Union (EU)…

Macron Insulted Africans’ Intelligence

Andrew Korybko The shameless ethno-nationalist supremacy associated with his hateful remark will result in Africans doubling down on their anti-imperialist and Pan-Africanism activism since no self-respecting person would ever capitulate in the face of such blatantly racist pressure and thus voluntarily submit themselves to being dominated by their abuser. French President Macron claimed during his latest trip…

Mali Presents the UN with Evidence of French Support of Terrorists

Vladimir Danilov Recently, Radio RFI has announced that Malian authorities made accusations against France, citing a letter of Mali’s Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop, that alleged that Paris was supplying terrorists with weapons and called for the convening of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. In his August 15 letter, Abdoulaye Diop cited some…

Jemima Pierre: UN “Peacekeeping” in Haiti

Jemima Pierre speaks on Haiti for the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute’s “Understanding Canadian Peacekeeping” webinar. Jemima Pierre is the Haiti/Americas Coordinator for the Black Alliance for Peace & and Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies & Anthropology, UCLA. While few Canadian troops have been devoted to UN missions in recent years, Ottawa…

Lavrov, Macron, Blinken and Africa

Oleg Pavlov From July 23 to 27, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Egypt, the Republic of Congo – Brazzaville, Uganda and Ethiopia. During these visits, which covered the Northern, Eastern and Central Africa, he was received by the heads of these States, Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers. The special significance of this visit was…

France is Rapidly Losing Influence in Africa

Vladimir Danilov France has never taken into account the interests of the African nations, and now, as a result of its aggressive neo-colonial policies, this former imperial power is seeing a rapid decline in its influence not only in its former colonies but across the continent. In fact, France is increasingly being viewed both in these countries…

Africa Remains at the Center of a 21st Century Cold War

Abayomi Azikiwe Leaders and officials from Russia, France and the United States are vying for influence over the 1.3 billion people living within the African Union’s 55 member-states Several geopolitical powers are seeking to enhance their influence and cooperation with the continent of Africa. United States President Joe Biden announced during July that he would…