Gabon to Mali: History of French Military Interventions in Africa

From Emergent Africa Sat Jan 19 2013, 07:58:00

In Global Voices:

View L'intervention militaire étrangère au Mali in a larger map

From Lidové noviny

The French have now intervened more than 50 times in Africa since 1960. They fought in Chad, in the war with Libya, protected regimes in Djibouti and the Central African Republic from rebels, prevented a coup in the Comoros and intervened in Côte d'Ivoire. Whether to preserve economic interests, protect French nationals or showcase the still imposing power of France, the main tenants of the Palais de l'Élysée, either from the left or from the right wings, have frequently expressed their penchant for unilateral action. But ... nobody has ever protested. If ... the United States intervened in such a manner, there would be an endless sequence of protests in Europe. U.S. embassies would see angry diplomats coming through their doors, starting with the French ones.More here

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Uganda/Comoros:   Why CAF Has Shifted Uganda Vs Comoros to September 4, 5pm (news)
The Independent
16 August 2016

Africa soccer governing body CAF has changed the fixtures of the last 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, placing matches of all the teams competing for the two best losers spots to Sunday ... [read more]

Sénégal/Comores:   CAN 2017 - Présent à Rio, Malang Diédhiou désigné pour Ouganda-Comores (news)
Agence de Presse Sénégalaise
16 August 2016

Le trio d'arbitres sénégalais composé de Malang Diédhiou, Djibril Camara et El Hadj Malick Samba présents au tournoi de football des JO de Rio (5 au 21 août) a ... [read more]

Uganda/Comoros:   Micho Goes for Early Cranes Preparations Ahead of Comoros Tie (news)
The Monitor
10 August 2016

Fifa rules state that players must be available for international call-ups at least five days prior to an Afcon qualifier, two days before a friendly while the preparation period is two weeks for a ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!