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France/Africa

What Africa Expects from President Macron.

All former French presidents are too familiar with the importance that their country attaches to Africa and particularly their former colonies. As proof of this, even in the middle of campaigns during the just ended French presidential elections, the two front liners, president – elect Emmanuel Macron and rival Marine Le Pen visited Algeria and…

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France – Africa. An unchanging relationship

Beyond the superficial differences created by circumstances, various political platforms and personal characteristics, we find a profound continuity in relations between many of the presidents of the French republic, from Charles de Gaulle to Francois Hollande, and African leaders. This relationship of influence  is known in France and among foreign observers as “Françafrique”. Such ties…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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