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France and Algeria Under De Gaulle

The author begins his article with a description of the man De Gaulle. He then turns to the revolution in Algeria and how the French experienced this so called revolution. It also speaks of Algeria as a colonial country of France, its constitution...

Franco-Senegalese Relations 2000 -2012

"France’s oldest relationship in sub-Saharan Africa is with Senegal. The French presence in Senegal dates from the 17th century. In the 19th century the Four Communes of Senegal, along with France’s other former colonies, gained the right to send ...

Les Relations Franco-Sénégalaises 2000-2012

Also Available in English: Franco-Senegalese Relations 2000-2012. "La plus ancienne relation de la France avec l’Afrique subsaharienne est celle qu’elle entretient avec le Sénégal. La présence française au Sénégal remonte au XVIIe siècle. Au XIXe ...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 2, 1981

This issue focuses on the Executive summary on the political outlook conference held in 1981. Topics included the changing world around South Africa, the major foreign policy positions of the Reagan Administration, France’s Africa policy and books...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 1, 1982

This issue starts with Smuts House Notes and then 3 articles follow on Supping with the devil – Zimbabwe-South Africa relations, Political and Military background to France’s intervention capability, and the proposals of the constitutional committ...

French Relations with Sub Saharan Africa Under President Sarkozy

"The paper first examines the historical background of France’s relations with sub-Saharan Africa, and discusses President Sarkozy’s position on key issues before and after his electoral victory. These include commercial and aid relationships with...

Nigeria's Peace Policy in Chad

"Chad is of primordial importance in Nigeria's foreign policy consideration for many reasons. In this way, Nigeria has been put in a position where she had to monitor and react to the day-to-day situational fact of the Chadian crisis. Chad might h...

Resolving the Chadian Political Epilepsy: An Assessment of Intervention Efforts

"This situation report analyses and presents an update on the domestic and international responses to the Chadian crisis. It concludes that though the current policy approach is certainly not a panacea to the Chadian crisis, it is a good starting ...

Franco South African Dialogue Sustainable Security in Africa

"In this paper, two main aspects of efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts were highlighted. Security in Africa is increasingly organised by and tends to be the responsibility of players at the regional and subregional level. The OAU and subreg...

G-8 Preview: Bush and Allies to Discuss Repairing Their Rift and Rebuilding Iraq

The annual economic summit of eight industrialized nations, which begins June 1 in Evian, France, will provide an opportunity for President Bush to repair relations with major European countries that opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, particularly...

The Chadian dilemma

This Brief Report deals with the civil war in Chad and growing outside intervention in the conflict. If annexed by Libya, it could become part of the Soviet sphere of influence, and France’s military involvement has led to fears of heightened Fren...

Réunion: A world in miniature

Reunion is an island in the Indian Ocean with a population of mixed origin. The principal divisions in Reunion’s population are economic rather than social or ethnic. Metropolitan France governed Reunion as a colony until 1946, when it received fu...

Mitterand's Africa policy: Much of the same

"Despite President Mitterand's rhetoric, French African policy has undergone only minor changes since the Socialist victory in 1981. This Brief Report examines the following; 1. Political Interests 2. Security Interests 3. Economic Interests...

France turns right: Implications for Paris-Pretoria relations

"During the Socialist presidency of Francois Mitterrand, French policy towards South Africa has undergone something of a metamorphosis. - In 1985, relations between the two countries reached a nadir when the government of Prime Minister Laurent...

The Negative Costs of Delaying the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises

France managed to stop Jihadi militants from the northern Region in their tracks after they launched an offensive bid to take over the running of Mali, under Operation Serval, whereby the African Union was caught unprepared and highly embarrassed....

France in the Indian Ocean: A Geopolitical Perspective and Its Implications For Africa

"The world’s oceans have been brought back into focus in recent years. With an estimated economic value of some $2.5 trillion (ZAR 25.9 trillion), oceans collectively constitute the world’s seventh largest economy and hold a tremendous potential f...

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