Opinion: The Françafrique countries should question it’s need for France

The last two weeks or recent days the French President Emmanuel Macron have proven how the elites of Paris is disregarding the former colonies, if it is Mali or Algeria. I am sure behind closed doors and within trusted associates the words could be even striking. Because, these words has been said in public and with no proper excuse.

In that regard, when the Head of State of France is saying that. The previous colonies should question the need to be bound by mechanisms and by agreements tied to Paris. Since Paris clearly don’t respect you or honour you.

Françafrique consist of Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad (Tchad), Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Comoros, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Togo, and Tunisia. That is lot of counties and huge part of continent. The French are involved also in republics and nations, which they were the colonial power over. However, this here piece about them. Since they have still a significant place and plays a role for the power-balance in these countries.

About the “Colonies Francaises d’Afrique”:

The countries still bound by a monetary union and a common currency, which is Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo, These are all part of West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The second monetary union of the CFA Franc are based on these countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon. These countries are a part of the Central African Economic and Monetary Union (CAEMC).

The French and some of their allies tried to relaunch it as “Eco” in 2019 and that has gone nowhere. That should say a lot. I doubt that is only happening, because of regime changes. Nevertheless, I don’t expect any serious movement on this matter anytime soon.

We know Benin said it wanted to leave CFA Franc … that hasn’t happened either. Paris and the elites there has a way of keeping everyone under their control.

What would be healthy would be for all heads of state and parliaments, ministries and such evaluate the relations, agreements and ties with it’s former colonial master. Since, as an independent nation it is nothing saying that you should be there forever or have to be mocked on a irregular basis by Heads of State of France. Neither, should the French has trade advantage or mineral extraction agreement, which other nations companies couldn’t have. That could possibly make it more profitable and earn more tax-dollars to the state reserves in any given republic.

It is time for all of them to consider this. Everyone has some sort of ties and this is why they are still indirectly having influence. That is why everytime something happens or in regards to French interests. Things gets tense and you never know when things will pop-off. This is why the Republic’s need to oversee and have a proper oversight of it. It is like this has have never been done.

All mechanism and statutory bodies, which is connected needs also to be looked into. This here will take time and needs to be inquires. There is a need to directly investigate and also see what sort of affects it has had over the years. If there is a beneficial relations or one-sided. Since, there might be some good parts, but a lot of it is a way of the French to never let go.

After everything Macron has done. The Francophone Africa needs to react and not accept this sort of acts. Right now he does this to Algeria and Mali. Who knows when the “wrong” head of state get elected somewhere and he will use his power to stifle them. Even if that was the will of the people and not the will of Paris. That is what is striking here and that is why these republic’s needs to see over everything. We know the French will feel insulted and infuriated. Since they are entitled to it all. However, this wasn’t their to begin with. This isn’t Marseilles or Bordeaux, but it’s Yaounde and Lome. Peace.

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Opinion: Faki Mahamat’s “My Vision” is just rubbish…

The Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat is seeking a second term. Today on the 24th January 2021 he dropped a puff piece called “My Vision”. The man must think we haven’t seen him in action or the African Union (AU) in the recent years. How its silent on the things that matters, the conflicts, the human rights violations and how it shields the dictators, tyrants and warlords of continent.

It is just like the Chairperson doesn’t think we have seen what’s going on and if we’re just supposed to look the other way. The “My Vision” from him would be a nice piece, if this was his promise out of the gate. However, this is promise for a second term, which isn’t going to cut it. I’m not buying it.

As Faki Mahamat states: “Enhancing early warning, prevention, promoting African mediation, while reaffirming the principle of African solution to African problems that respect democratic principles and human rights should be, among others, the instruments of this priority” (…) “The ambition of a prosperous Africa must never be forgotten as an essential condition for our priority to silence the guns. I refuse the erroneous label that often portrays our beautiful and diverse Continent as cursed to remain undeveloped for its people” (Faki Mahamat, 24.01.2021).

He also says: “At the top of these themes lies the issue of Constitutionalism and the Rule of law is. Many serious political crises result from questionable attitudes towards the very foundations of our States. Disrespect for our Constitutionalism is a recurrent determining factor of our crises. We can no longer remain silent on this issue. It is not a matter of questioning the value of the fundamental principle of the free choice of each people, of each State, to adopt its own Constitutional system. It is a matter of strengthening the advocacy for Member States to respect such choices once they are adopted and become the basis of power and its peaceful devolution in any Member State of our Organisation” (Faki Mahamat, 24.01.2021).

I’m just taking these two passages, but it says it all about his deviousness. That he doesn’t compose himself and thinks sloganeering is enough. The chairperson should be a man the continent trust and have faith in. A man who would high regard and that is why write stuff like this ahead of his campaign. However, the chairperson knows what has happened in his first tenure.

Not like the Chairperson has been sincere or have helped with African solutions to African problems. I wish he had showed it and added pressure to ensure a resolve of the conflicts and crises on the continent. Nevertheless, the Chairperson is more silent and addresses it late. If he involves himself. He awaits okay signs and getting authorizations to be a participant.

That is why the African Union and the Chairperson have been a shield and a safeguard for the warlords and the dictators. As the AU Chairperson is there more to ensure the Head of State is legitimized and staying in power. That is why it’s hard time seeing him writing about Constitutionalism. As his AU Observers Missions are positive and rubber-stamping operations to vouch for the incumbents of Member States. That is why he thinks we are blind and not seeing what the AU does.

Moussa Faki Mahamat must think people are stupid. Like he suddenly become a genuine character and not a friendly face for dictators. However, this man will only writes these words now. A nice puff piece for himself. Though we should know that’s its all nonsense and he won’t carry the weight. Peace.

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Opinion: Francafrique is alive, as Paris axe Arikana Chihombori Quao!

Arikana Chihombori Quao, the African Union Ambassador to the United States, which was terminated on the 7th October 2019 after her open criticism of the Western Powers hold of the African Nation.

She’s been vocal and righteously so against the French hold of the former African colonies it has agreements with, military, monetary and direct trade enriching itself on the spoils of the African continent. Which is all true, that is why all the big-men from the previous colonies are favourable and steady visiting Paris and meeting the heads of state there. That is why, the interests of Paris comes before the needs of the citizens of the respective Republics. They are all Francafrique doing.

That is why Emmanuel Macron has no issues boosting dictators, standing by autocrats who secure the monetary gains of the Central African Francs (CFA). This is boosting the Reserves of France, they are earning on the printing and monetizing the currencies of these Republics. They are all in the hands of the French, controlling and monitoring the monetary policies and the economic policies made in the respective republics. This is how to keep the governments, either by the hook or by the crook.

Secondly, they are also kept by a military pact and a resource sharing agreements, which means the extraction industry of the French gets first deals, if it is Total or anything else. Will get a first rights to extract or be able to trade commodities. That is why you see in former North African Republic, which was colonizes you see Renaults, Citroen’s and so-on. You are not seeing so many American or British cars there, but French produced cars in abundant. That is because, the French still has a foothold and advantages, which the Republic have to abide too.

Therefore, what the axed and sacked AU Ambassador to US said about the French is true. It maybe hurt the pride of the French. But you don’t need to say anything substantial to hurt their pride. You can just dismiss their champagne and they will cry havoc. In addition, the French know they need Francafrique and they would miss out important market, funds and resources, which it cannot live without. The banks, the industries and military would suffer a hit. The French will not say this, but the reason for axing shows this.

The French is weak, the French isn’t as great or has the power to flex without its state under passive control through the measures of the CFA and other Post-Colonial agreements made with Big-Men in the Francafrique. That is just the way it is and because someone with a title said it. It had to be silenced.

However, if the French didn’t want it undressed or questioned their role on the continent. They should have maybe answered it with words or numbers. Instead, they are verifying her words by axing her and pushing the Chairman of AU to get rid of her. Peace.

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