n Africa Conflict Monthly Monitor - The French connection : Central Africa redux - : Central Africa - issue in focus

Volume 2013, Issue 06
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Recent events in the Central African Republic (CAR) underlined the ambiguous relationship between France and its erstwhile African colonies. Where anglophone countries had a clean break with their colonial pasts, except for lingering ties through the Commonwealth, France had maintained a much more integral role in many of its former African possessions. Given that a number of Indian Ocean Islands are under French rule and are indeed French Departments, one may even argue that France should be a member of the African Union (AU)!

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