Tag Archives: France

French Elections: the Candidates’ Position on Immigration

The next French presidential election will take place on Sunday 22 April (1st round) and Sunday 6th May (2nd round). I cannot remember any French elections without any debates on immigration and the place of African migrants within the French … Continue reading

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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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Tunisia, Egypt, Libya: the boomerang effect in France

In a previous post, I discussed the recent Tunisian travel of Michèle Alliot-Marie, the French Foreign Minister. Yesterday, she officially resigned. Why? There is a direct link between the recent democratic upheavals in Northern Africa and French politics. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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The not-so surprising French aftermaths of the Tunisian and Egyptian protests

The French Foreign minister, Michèle Alliot-Marie is in political turmoil. She spent her last holidays in Tunisia and according to the satirical French newspaper, Le canard enchainé, used a private jet belonging to someone linked to Ben Ali. It could … Continue reading

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