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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:France and Africa in the post-Cold War era
Author:Amuwo, 'KunleISNI
Year:1997
Periodical:Africa: rivista trimestrale di studi e documentazione
Volume:52
Issue:2
Pages:274-288
Language:English
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
France
Subject:foreign policy
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40761170
Abstract:This paper deals with the response of France to the new world order as it relates to both bilateral and multilateral relations with sub-Saharan Africa. France was not a major actor in the Cold War, but it was a major beneficiary of the East-West conflict. As long as the Cold War lasted, the tendency was for France to play the role of a neutral, disinterested friend of the Third World, particularly Africa. The paper gives an overview of France's Africa policy since de Gaulle, arguing that the Gaullist legacy of an active, interventionist French policy in Africa has remained paramount. France's response to the African crisis of the 1980s has been characterized by a continuing presence in French-speaking Africa and by playing the EEC card. Notes, ref.
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