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What is the Suez Canal ðŸ‡ªðŸ‡¬

The Suez Canal is a 193 km artificial (man-made) sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez and dividing Africa to it’s West and Asia to it’s East. The canal is a route of trade between Europe and Asia without which ships would have to circleContinue reading “What is the Suez Canal ðŸ‡ªðŸ‡¬”

Niger Welcomes French Troops

Following the departure of French and European special forces from Mali, President Mohamed Bazoum has indicated that Niger will welcome them. According to the president, the forces will be especially welcomed in Takuba, and the special forces will respond to the threat posed by terrorist groups. The military will secure the West African state’s border.Continue reading “Niger Welcomes French Troops”

One of the reasons why Haiti is poor today

Eze Chimere NwauzoLeader of OAF  After Haiti got her Independence from France in 1804, in 1825, King Charles of France sent 12 war ships to Haiti threatening to attack her except Haiti paid 150 million Francs (about 3x the GDP of Haiti then) later “scaled down” to 90 million Francs ($21 billion dollars in today’sContinue reading “One of the reasons why Haiti is poor today”

France, European allies announce military withdrawal from Mali

Macron denies that the almost decade-long military deployment led by his country has ended in failure. France and its allies in a European force have announced they will begin withdrawing troops from Mali after nearly 10 years fighting an armed unrest. A statement signed by France and its African and European allies and published onContinue reading “France, European allies announce military withdrawal from Mali”

Mali expels Ambassador of France over ‘hostile and outrageous’ French comments

Mali on Monday gave the French ambassador 72 hours to leave the country after “hostile and outrageous” comments by former colonial power France about its transitional government, it said in a statement read on national television. French envoy Joel Meyer was summoned earlier Monday by the West African country’s foreign ministry and instructed to leaveContinue reading “Mali expels Ambassador of France over ‘hostile and outrageous’ French comments”

Mali Cutting Ties with France

Mali cuts ties with France, orders French troops to exit Mali, ends use of French language The military government of Mali have officially announced an end to diplomatic, military and economic ties with France which it claims is according to the demands of the Malien people. This was contained in a communique sent out byContinue reading “Mali Cutting Ties with France”

𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗽𝘀 𝘁𝗼 ð—¹ð—²ð—®ð˜ƒð—²!

Mali military government has declared that France/Denmark must withdraw its troops from Mali within 3 days! They’re on the verge of suspending diplomatic ties with France and renouncing French as Mali’s official language! 🇲🇱🔴 Mali’s government said it asked France/Denmark to immediately withdraw troops deployed to the West African nation as part of a French-ledContinue reading “𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗶 𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗽𝘀 𝘁𝗼 ð—¹ð—²ð—®ð˜ƒð—²!”

Benjamin Franklin: the first American”Ambassador” to France

Happy 316th birthday to Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father and the first American Minister Plenipotentiary! Franklin began his diplomatic career in 1757, representing the colony of Pennsylvania in a taxation dispute with Great Britain. In 1776, the Continental Congress sent Franklin to France to secure an alliance. In 1779, he presented his diplomatic credentials to theContinue reading “Benjamin Franklin: the first American”Ambassador” to France”

FRENCH INFLUENCE IN AFRICA

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono The Scramble for Africa was a move by European powers to exert their influence on the African continent. One of the countries that had so much influence on the African continent is France. Only Britain had on more colonies on the continent than the French. The countries that were colonized byContinue reading “FRENCH INFLUENCE IN AFRICA”