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Africa: Algiers and Dakar Competing for Cultural Leadership in Francophone

The blog edouardtamba.com has published a note by Maurice Simo Djom, from the University of Yaounde stating [fr] that: ”Through two competing festivals, the Fesman and the Panaf, the two countries (Senegal and Algeria) battle for the cultural leadership in Francophone Africa. In fact, this cultural battle underscores a harsh ideological struggle between two different approaches to escaping colonial cultural influence and taking control of a nation’ s own identity”.

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