French colonial empire

By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jul 5th, 2012
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David Porter 5 July 2012 marks Algeria’s 50th anniversary of national independence from 132 years of the French colonial regime. At the heavy price of a bitter eight-year armed struggle, marked by 300,000-1,000,000 Algerian deaths, large-scale repression, torture and military removal of millions from...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jul 5th, 2012
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Nabila Ramdani, guardian.co.uk In 1962, Bob Dylan released his first album, Brigitte Bardot was at the height of her fame, and the James Bond film Dr No was made. It was the start of a decade which would forever be associated with creativity and entertainment. But for Algerians of my parents’ g...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 22nd, 2012
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By Richard Dowden Africa – except as an immigration issue – is unlikely to feature prominently in the forthcoming French Presidential election. But the continent remains a vital part of French politics. From independence Africa was the buttress for France’s claim to be a global leader. French Africa ...
By benim
In Djibouti
Apr 13th, 2011
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Djibouti – Djibouti’s constitutional council on Wednesday validated results of last week’s presidential poll which showed that incumbent Ismael Omar Guelleh won 80% of votes in a contest boycotted by the opposition. The 63-year-old Guelleh faced a single independent candidate, Moham...
By benim
In Djibouti
Apr 9th, 2011
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NAIROBI, Kenya – The president of the tiny East African nation of Djibouti won a landslide re-election victory, an official said Saturday, in a vote colored by an opposition boycott and a clampdown on dissent. President Ismail Omar Guelleh had 76 percent of the vote with almost all ballots counted, I...
By benim
In Documents
Oct 17th, 2010
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Between January and December of 1960, 17 sub-Saharan African nations, including 14 former French colonies, gained independence from their former European colonists. FRANCE24.com takes a look back on an eventful year. By FRANCE 24 (text) The rise to independence of 17 sub-Saharan African countries in ...