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Another Euroland

Prospects for economic union in West Africa, at least among the CFA Franc Zone countries, are looking up. The Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine is pushing ahead ...


Jacques' jaunt

President Jacques Chirac's four-country hurtle round West Africa (21-24 July) was a damp squib. He lacks the verve of his more cerebral predecessor François Mitterrand who ...


Totally elfin

The company which dominated many African economies may soon be transformed

For many years, the oil company Elf Aquitaine provided the motive, and the excuse, for French policies in Africa. It was founded by President Charles de Gaulle during decolonisatio...


Franc-zone to Euroland

Europe's new currency is raising some tricky issues in Francophone Africa

Africa’s franc zone has become a euro zone without much fuss. But as France passes Africa’s monetary baton to Europe’s new central bank, some African governments worry about the l...


Une autre entente II

The entente cordiale on Africa between London and Paris is warming up after Foreign Secretary Robin Cook and his French counterpart Hubert Védrine's double act in Accra and Abidja...


Une autre entente

It is a reflection of how grave the region’s spiralling conflicts are that Britain and France are now working more closely on Africa policy than at any time since General Charles d...


Twilight Zone

Europe's new money has no room for favours to Francophone Africa

The Paris-backed CFA Franc Zone is under pressure in Africa again as eleven European Union nations brace themselves for their new common currency, the euro (AC Vol 39 No 11). While...


Rethink

French strategy is bouncing back after its low point in Central Africa last year. Other Western capitals now consider Paris’ reservations about Laurent-Desiré Kabila a...


Franco-phoney war

As Paris sides with Nigeria against a US oil conglomerate, its old allies feel uneasy

France's Elf Aquitaine and Nigeria have joined forces against America's Mobil Oil and Equatorial Guinea in a latter-day variation of the Fashoda incident. Urged on by General Sani ...


'I'll go home to die'

In the final months of Pascal Lissouba's presidential term, which officially ended on 31 August, over 6,000 people have died in the war between his supporters and those of ex-dicta...


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