Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The History of French Intervention in Africa

The role of Jacques Foccart, "Monsieur Afrique," is discussed here.

2 comments:

Bob Bonwitt said...

for those who may not know it, the French Senate produced a wonderful documentary on FranceAfrique for which they interviewed all the main players (including Foccart. I dont think you can get it from the senate site but it is available for purchase as a dvd http://www.lcp.fr/emissions/docs-ad-hoc/vod/16250-francafrique-la-raison-d-etat-partie-1

Apart from the overall interest, for Brits (of m y generation) it is particularly interesting about the French role in supporting the Biafran rebels and prolonging the war and extending the suffering in the interests of geopolitics and oil.

Bob

Bob Bonwitt said...

for those who may not know it, the French Senate produced a wonderful documentary on FranceAfrique for which they interviewed all the main players (including Foccart. I dont think you can get it from the senate site but it is available for purchase as a dvd http://www.lcp.fr/emissions/docs-ad-hoc/vod/16250-francafrique-la-raison-d-etat-partie-1

Apart from the overall interest, for Brits (of m y generation) it is particularly interesting about the French role in supporting the Biafran rebels and prolonging the war and extending the suffering in the interests of geopolitics and oil.

Bob