Tag Archives: Françafrique

Did Sarkozy receive money from Omar Bongo?

In a previous post, I talked about the connection between the French presidents and some of their African counterparts. Officially, the current French president, Nicolas Sarkozy has never received any money from anyone. It would be an understatement to say … Continue reading

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African money and French politics: and the story goes on

I have already mentioned in this blog what French journalists call Françafrique. Last  week, a blatant example of the links between French highest political figures and some of their African counterparts came to light.

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October 2010 or when France planned to topple Gaddafi (apparently)

In 1998, François-Xavier Verschave, a French journalist, borrowed the neologism Françafrique from Felix Houphouët-Boigny, the former Ivorian president. This term, still used today, was used by Verschave to designate the official and unofficial links between France and its former African … Continue reading

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