Tuesday, January 22, 2019

French Colonialism Still Lives?

Hat tip Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes

If you thought the French colonial presence in Africa ended decades ago, think again. It seems that the French have printed their own currency to be used in 14 of their former colonies with the French treasury reaping the benefits from such ventures as gold mining in Burkina Faso.

In the current European migrant crisis, there is a diplomatic row between the new Italian government and the new French government under Emmanuel Macron. Harsh words are being spoken on both sides. Now, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio and Giorgia Meloni, head of the Fratelli d' Italia party, are accusing France of exploiting Africa and reaping loads of money from African resources.

Here is Di Maio:

In the below link, you can watch Meloni's remarks. At the end of this video, she speaks of "going to Europe" and talking about this. She is referring to the May 26 elections for the European Parliament. Translation by Fousesquawk with sub-titling by Gates of Vienna and Vlad Tepes.

So how 'bout it, Pierre? Are you French still involved in colonialism?


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