January 2, 2014

France's Obligation to Africa

Robert Zaretsky, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

French troops are intervening in the Central African Republic, a conflict whose roots lie in a history of blood-soaked colonialism.

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TAGGED: Africa, Central African Republic, France


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