Former Colonies Drift from France
David D. Newsom. David D. Newsom, former undersecretary of state, is Cumming Memorial Professor of International Affairs ., The Christian Science Monitor
TWO events of recent weeks mark the changing circumstances in relations between France and its former colonies in Africa.
The first was symbolic. On Feb. 7, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, late president of the Republic of the Ivory Coast, was laid to rest. His death represents the passing of a long era in which African personalities played roles in France as well as in their own countries. During his long career, Mr. Houphouet-Boigny was a minister of state in governments in Paris, as was another distinguished Francophone African, Leopold Senghor of Senegal.
The second event was more substantive. In January, 13 Francophone countries announced the devaluation of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Former Colonies Drift from France. Contributors: David D. Newsom. David D. Newsom, former undersecretary of state, is Cumming Memorial Professor of International Affairs . - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 23, 1994. Page number: 23. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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