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AFRICA: Why France faces so much anger in West Africa – “Neo-colonial arrogance” – BBC News

By Paul Melly – Africa analyst – Published

It all started so positively. Where have things gone wrong? Why does France now appear so unpopular in Africa?

French President Emmanuel Macron has increased aid to the continent, begun the return of cultural artefacts stolen during the colonial wars and reached out beyond the usual inter-government ties to engage younger generations and civil society.

He has kept French troops in the Sahel to fight the jihadist militants that kill so many local civilians, police and soldiers and supported the regional bloc Ecowas as it tries to defend electoral politics against military takeovers.

Yet his country is now the target of embittered African complaints and criticism on a scale that is probably unprecedented.     

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The French Elections: The Israeli Macron – By Uri Avnery

The Israeli Macron  – By Uri Avnery – 29/04/2017

Uri Avnery

A DEEP sigh of relief, coming straight from the heart.

When I was 10 years old, my family fled from Nazi Germany. We were fearful that the Gestapo was after us. When we approached the French border, our fear was acute. Then our train crossed the bridge that separated Germany from France, and we heaved a deep sigh of relief.

It was almost the same sigh. France has again sent a message of freedom.

Emmanuel Macron (Emmanuel is a Hebrew name, meaning “God is with us”) has won the first round, and there is a strong possibility that he will win the second round, too.

This is not just a French affair. It concerns all mankind.      [Read more]

Prediction: Marine Le Pen will be the next French President – Jean H Charles

I am predicting Marine Le Pen will become the next French president – Commentary

Published on April 29, 2017 – By Jean H Charles

Jean H Charles

Some two months before the last American election, last September I accurately predicted that Donald Trump would win the ballot in the following November election; I am now, two weeks before the final French election, penning the prediction that Marine le Pen will be the winner of the final ballot.

This prediction is based not only on the de visu map of the Le Pen electorate, the red dots mainly in the northern part of France as well as in the rest of the country indicate the strength of the mass of discontented voters ready to take the jump on the Le Pen bandwagon even though the train is being labeled as racist and xenophobic.    Continue reading

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