France’s power games in Africa

France’s power games in Africa


Supporters of France’s military intervention in Mali want us to applaud it as a great act of charity. François Hollande, their argument goes, is protecting the government in Bamako from armed extremists.  The“free world” should be grateful that he has taken this selfless stance. 

The problem with this “analysis” is that it is wrong. 

Hollande may try to give the impression that he has launched some kind of “humanitarian” ...


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