In a page well-researched book titled ‘De la Françafrique à la Mafiafrique [ From Françafrique to Mafiafrique”>, Francois Xavier Verschave exposes the. Francois-Xavier Verschave is the author of La Francafrique ( avg rating, 12 ratings, 1 review) and Noir silence ( avg rating, 2 ratings, 0 review. 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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To these guardians of the neo-colonial order, Paris offered a share of the income from raw materials and development aid. Only 1 left in stock – order soon.

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Illicit financial flows thwart human rights and development in Africa. 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. Globalizations Special Forum on Samir Amin’s proposal for francoiis 5th international. Notorious among them was Omar Bongo who passed away a few years ago and was succeeded by his son, Ali Bongo.

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One take-away from a reading of this instructive book is that the brunt of the underdevelopment of Africa should be borne by France and Africans alike given that African leaders behave like frightened chicken and give the French free rein to manipulate them.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. African Women’s Engagement in Trade Agreements. 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:. Here, briefly, I shall explain what the term refers to: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. It is recommended reading for students, professors and researchers in the domain of Francophone studies.

They observed that their countries have been torn apart crancois put asunder by colonial policies implemented by dictatorial governments. 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: These unpopular leaders are constantly being propped up francojs France because they implement French hidden agenda on the African continent.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. 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: Needless to belabor the point that Verschave is being terribly sarcastic when he refers to France the best friend of Africa and the bastion of human rights.


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Francois-Xavier Verschave (Author of La Francafrique)

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Log in or register to post comments reads. With “Angolagate” and such people as Pierre Falcone vsrschave 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” of the secret services.

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Leave this field blank. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Even those francoid have never set foot on the soil of this European nation are aware of the fact that the French motto: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Documentaire FSMTunis.

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