January 13, 2013

France's Socialist War President

Pierre Haski, The Guardian

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Although it has largely taken a back seat in sub-Saharan Africa – compared with the first decades of the post-colonial era when it was clearly running the show – France remains a power to be reckoned with on the continent. Failing to act in such a crisis would have been seen by every French-speaking African government as a sign that France is no longer a reliable ally.

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TAGGED: Francois Hollande, Mali, Africa, France

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