Monday, December 9, 2013

What’s really behind France’s sudden scramble to save Central Africa

Is it a colonial hangover, or is it about mineral interests? Let’s find out…

This week the United Nations Security Council has announced sanctions against the Central African Republic (CAR) and has also given the French a big green light to use its military, as well as spearhead African Union forces in order to put down violence and restore “security, law and order” in the former French colony.

French President Francois Hollande announced “immediate” action yesterday, deploying 250 new army troops to join an already existing 600 troops currently stationed in that country.

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