From FranceAfrique to MafiAfrique – Book

Author: Verschave François-XavierBook: From La Françafrique to La MafiafriqueYear: 2004Language: French Brief: The Franco-African policy, otherwise called Françafrique, is extremely harmful. After the proclamation of the independence of the former French colonies in Africa, political networks ensured the continuity of the plundering of the black continent to the benefit of the men of power in […]

China just quietly wrote off a chunk of Cameroon’s debt. Why the secrecy?

Excerpt:“Last week, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told CNN: “China agreed to waive the interest-free inter-governmental debt that Cameroon had not paid back by the end of 2018.”That debt was worth $78.4 million. Cameroon’s total debt is 5.8 trillion Central African CFA francs ($10 billion), about a third of which is owed to China, […]