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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Provide feedback about this page. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Both countries were in alliance to keep the African continent out of the ambit of Communists. During electoral campaigns in France, you would hear citizens in Cameroon or Togo complaining versxhave the State has become broke and is unable to pay civil servants. The challenge of high expectations in Liberia. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
Of the several strings that France uses to tie up African nations in order to keep them in a vicious circle of dependency, Verschave singles out the Franc CFA as the most effective.
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Log in or register to post comments reads. 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:.
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Land and Natural Resources. The political implication of all these machinations is that Africa is now saddled with demo-dictators who were not elected by the populace.
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. Skip to main content. It is recommended reading for students, professors and researchers in the domain of Francophone studies.
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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: What information do you look for in Pambazuka News?
With “Angolagate” and such people as Pierre Falcone 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” of the secret services.
And so began forty years of pillage, support for dictatorships, dirty tricks and secret wars – from Biafra to the two Congos.
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. The unravelling of President Buhari.