Françafrique: 1954-1978 (Part 2)

Continued from Part 1

Below is a timeline of some (but definitely not all) Françafrique events:

  • 1954-1962 [Algeria]: Over 1 million Algerians killed by French forces in War of Independence
  • 1957 [France]: French Prime Minister François Mitterrand says, “Without Africa, France will have no history in the 21st century.”
  • 1958 [Guinea]: After Guinean leader Sekou Toure chooses independence, departing French people destroy schools, administration buildings, food, medicine, animals, cars, and any infrastructure considered a ‘benefit of colonization’ that could not be physically taken back to France. French intelligence services then flood Guinea with fake money, destroying the economy
  • 1959-1964 [Cameroon]: Up to 400,000 Cameroonians killed by French military in Bamileke genocide
  • 1960 [Cameroon]: Leader of Cameroonian nationalist movement, Dr. Félix-Roland Moumié, assassinated by SDECE (French secret services)
  • 1964 [Gabon]: French troops reinstate authoritarian President Leon Mba after coup
  • 1965 [Morocco]: Moroccan politician and likely future president of Morocco Mehdi Ben Barka abducted in Paris by French policemen and never seen again
  • 1968 [Mali]: Modiba Keita, first president of Mali, seeks to divorce Mali from the French colonial currency (CFA), and in response, he is overthrown in a coup executed by ex-French Foreign Legionnaire Moussa Traore
  • 1960s-present [Various]: Agreements with former colonies gives France first right to all natural resource and public procurement, and only if France refuses to buy, can they seek other partners; hence, most majors economic assets of these countries are French-owned
  • 1975 [Rwanda]: France signs military agreement with openly genocidal government of Juvenal Habyarimana
  • 1977 [Central African Republic]: Kakistocrat Jean-Bédel Bokassa’s multi-million dollar ‘emperor-crowning’ ceremony financed by Paris
  • 1977 [Zaire]: ‘Operation Verveine’ – French troops save tyrant and mass plunderer Mobutu Sese Seko from overthrow
  • 1977 [Benin]: ‘Operation Crevette’ – French mercenary Bob Denard fails in coup attempt against against Mathieu Kérékou, the leader of the People’s Revolutionary Party of Benin
  • 1978 [Comoros]: French mercenary Bob Denard overthrows Comorian government

End of Part 2

By Tre Hunt

(Image: Telegraph)

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