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Chad: What is France doing there?

Categories: North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, D.R. of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Reunion, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Somaliland, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, U.S.A., Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, History, Ideas, Law, Politics

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique asks (Fr) “What is France doing in Chad? In Africa? [1]” and answers: “The day before yesterday, they waved the communist threat to explain France's presence in Africa. Yesterday Anglo-American jolts justified the need to stay. Today Islamist regimes peak their heads in and explain our presence. Tomorrow Chinese imperialism will be evoked.”