All for Joomla All for Webmasters

 

Oct 17, 2017

Anglophone Crisis : 5,000 Southern Cameroonians Arrive Nigeria as refugees

5,000 Southern Cameroonians Arrived Nigeria as refugees to Escapade ongoing ...
Oct 17, 2017

Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province creates fund for victims of violence

The Bamenda Ecclesiastical Province has announced the creation of a fund to ...
Oct 17, 2017

Jean-Marie Atangana Mebara: Cameroonian politician in detention says Ambazonians should be listened to

Atangana Mebara discloses from his prison cell that he has been following the ...
Oct 16, 2017

Cameroon: Agbor Balla visits victims of police brutality

While visiting St. Martin de Porres Catholic Mission Hospital, Njinikom in the ...
Oct 15, 2017

Cameroon: Ambazonia Governing Council files genocide claims against Biya's government at ICJ

The Southern Cameroons Governing Council officially informs the ICC on genocide ...
Oct 14, 2017

MoRISC releases blistering report of atrocities caused upon the people of the Southern Cameroons

MoRISC releases a blistering and detail 20 page report of the atrocities being ...
Oct 14, 2017

Bamenda: Victim of police brutality convocated for refusing bribe

CAMEROONS: Franco-Cameroun govt agents issue "convocation" order to Lady ...
Oct 14, 2017

Anglophone Crisis : Dead On Arrival

President Biya somehow has become a born again believer in dialogue hence ...
Oct 13, 2017

Liberia: George Weah takes early lead in Liberia’s elections

Partial results from Liberia's presidential election show former football star ...
Oct 13, 2017

Yaounde: Tchiroma Ranting Against Anglophone Bishops Lands Him In Serious Trouble

The Bishops of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference, BAPEC, have gone ...
Oct 13, 2017

Cameroon: After Surviving Military Brutality, 93-Year-Old Woman Recounts Tear-Provoking Ordeal

Beautiful eulogies and dirges were already composed for 93-year-old Sarah Apah, ...
Oct 13, 2017

Cameroon: SDF Castigates Biya’s Junta Over October 1 Mass Killings

Cameroon’s frontline opposition political party, the Social Democratic Front, ...
Oct 12, 2017

Anglophone Lawyers Suspend Strike Order Biya Repent Else...

Common Law Lawyers in Meme Division, Southwest Region under the umbrella of the ...
Oct 12, 2017

Cameroon: ENAM announces the hiring of professors to teach specialized courses for anglophone students

Cameroon's prestigious National School of Magistracy ENAM has announced the ...
Oct 12, 2017

Cameroon: Buea Mayor Slams Diaspora, Calls Anglophones Terrorists

The Mayor of Buea, Patrick Ekema Esunge, has chastised Cameroonians in the ...

Sports / Games

October 02, 2017
0
The 2017 season of the MTN Elite one championship, ended on Sunday 1st October with Eding sport emerging this year’s title holders. Day 34 matches
September 21, 2017
0
Dieudonne Happi is prepared to discard the disposed Secretary General of Fecafoot,Blaise Musa. This is because the new caretaker chairman wants to
September 14, 2017
0
Defending champions Nigeria, have given the basketball lions their exit ticket after leading with 106-91. {loadposition myposition}   It was a
September 11, 2017
0
Cannon’s shock came on Sunday, when they lost to Colombe 0-1. It became official that they are now a second division team with three more playing
September 10, 2017
0
Coach Antonio Barbosa and his boys can celebrate for now, after moving one step further than the team did in the last edition of the competition as
September 10, 2017
0
Some Cameroonian based professional football players of the MTN Elite One championship, have been nominated for the 2017 awards of the Cameroonian

Cameroon Today

  • SOUTHERN CAMEROONS|FF0000
  • PAUL BIYA
  • CAMEROON THISDAY
  • TOP STORIES
October 17, 2017
0
5,000 Southern Cameroonians Arrived Nigeria as refugees to Escapade ongoing Genocide . Attached Pictures of new arrivals in Cross River State- Nigeria. Amidst the ongoing massacre and genocide
September 24, 2017
0
Last Friday in front of his hotel room in New York, protesters were chanting “Paul Biya must go”. This implies that Paul Biy’s longevity in power is at the centre of the Anglophone Problem. The
September 29, 2017
0
 They don't care about their people, all they do is recklessly squander money they have embezzled. All the same,  2 days to declaration of independence in the Southern Cameroons. President Paul
July 14, 2017
0
Governor Adolphe Lele Lafrique and Camair-Co GM Ernest Dikoum have appreciated the state of preparedness ahead of July 20, 2017 inaugural flight. From the look of things, the Bamenda airport is
Why is France finding  it difficult to let go its former colonies?

France is facing a second and final round in its presidential election. The winner has the daunting task of reviewing policy on Africa as the former colonies still play a significant role in French national life.

Frances's presidential candidates are all too well aware of the importance that their country attaches to Africa and the former colonies. In the middle of a domestic election campaign, Marine le Pen visited the West African state of Chad and Emmanuel Macron went to Algeria. 

Views on the whys and wherefores of France's Africa policy differ hugely. Incumbent French President Francois Hollande maintains that Frnace does not intervene in Africa to pursue its own interests, nor does it seek to change the rules of African politics or bring about regime change.    

"France supports Africa because we believe it has great potential," Hollande said. 

France's presence in Africa is focused largely on its former colonies. During painful process of decolonization in the 1960s and 1970s, "La Grande Nation" never lost sight of its own interests. Use of the French language in the former French territories remains obligatory. There are still two currency unions in existence - the West African CFA franc and the Central African CFA franc - to which a total of 15 African states belong. Currency reserves are held in France's central bank. It is open to dispute whether the CFA offer greater advantages to France or the African states,  

          

Strong links

French corporations such as the construction company Bolloré, the oil giant Total and the telecoms group Orange maintain a massive presence in the ex-colonies.

Stefan Brüne, an expert on Franco-African relations at the German Council on Foreign Relations in Berlin, believes nonetheless that French influence in Africa may be waning slightly, but it is still very much in evidence.      

"There are still strong links between Paris and the former colonies,"  he said

French companies import commodities from many West and Central African countries, such as uranium ore from Niger and Gabon or cocoa from Ivory Coast.  About 9,000 French soldiers are stationed in those countries. Their mandate is to fight terrorists and train African troops.

Philippe Hugon, a French Africa specialist, believes the emphasis in French engagement in Africa is shifting  

"France is now less involved in trade, finance and investment, but it is maintaining its influence on monetary policy and its military presence," he said. 

However, the French are facing growing competition. China has established close ties with many African countries and the United States has been also displaying greater commitment to Africa in recent years. 

Growing EU role

It costs France a lot of money to maintain its role a as major player in Africa. Military interventions are not cheap, neither is the development aid which France dispatches to Africa. France has its own domestic economic problems and is therefore finding it increasingly difficult to finance its African operations. Another factor is that the 28-nation European Union, of which France is a member, is becoming more active in Africa. The impact on France's own national policy on Africa could be profound, said Stefan Brüne.                    

"It would mean that part of the Parisian political elite would lose the means to exert influence and I do not think that they would be prepared to accept that," he said.

Several presidents and presidential candidates have promised to reform France's policy on Africa and to move from a position of dominance to that of a partner among equals. In practice, however, such promises have changed very little.     

African politicians, meanwhile, can be heard telling their citizens that their respective countries need to be less dependent on France, the former colonial power. One recent example was President Alpha Conde of Guinea-Conakry, who currently holds the presidency of the 55-nation African Union.        

"We are still closely associated with former colonial power. Let's cut the umbilical cord," Conde said defiantly.

But two weeks later, Condé visited Paris and thanked President Hollande for doing so much for Africa.

Macron on Africa

Emmanuel Macron, the shooting star of the French election campaign, has been giving the impression every now and again that he wants to change France's policy towards its former colonies. During his trip to Algeria in February, he said that colonialism was a part of French history, a crime against humanity and truly barbaric. "We must face up to this part of our history and apologize to those who were at the receiving end," he said.

His remarks were greeted with cries of indignation in France and he quickly backpedalled, returning to a more traditional interpretation of France's Africa policy.

DW   

 

Share your views on this article

Religion / Church

October 09, 2017
0
A simple definition of justice is "fairness in the way people are treated." Justice is fundamental to the world. That is why in truly democratic
September 25, 2017
0
All church services in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon have been moved from Sunday, October 1, 2017, to Sarturday, September 30,
September 14, 2017
0
Pascal Boade, who served in the Bafia Diocese as a technician and driver, is reported to have died mysteriously three months after the disappearance
August 29, 2017
0
A local private radio station, Radio Balafon based in the Litoral Region, reported an incident which occurred on Monday 28 August. It is about traces
August 28, 2017
0
 A renowned Pentecostal Man of God, Archbishop Godfred Anyere Tarh, has warned President Paul Biya and his cronies to hold inclusive dialogue with
August 23, 2017
0
To all the Presbyterial Secretaries          -Presbyterial Treasurers          -Pastors          -Principals          -Managers of Schools         

Business / Economy

October 17, 2017
0
Fourth edition of the forum will take place on November 1st-2nd in Dubai’s Organised by Dubai Chamber, the forum is set to attract over 1000 high
October 15, 2017
0
Ovamba Solutions, Inc. and Microsoft have partnered to develop and produce the first African language driven “chat-bot” designed to serve the
September 26, 2017
0
The Minister of Finance has threatened to withdraw the licence of the National Financial Credit Bank in Bamenda for closing its doors on ghost town
September 21, 2017
0
Last week, the Cameroonian Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications launched a call for IT proposals for SUP’PTIC Business Academy in Yaoundé. The
September 20, 2017
0
Aliko Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: “Africa will become the food basket of the world” ; "Five of the twelve million jobs needed in
September 15, 2017
0
Camair Co, the Cameroonian public airline, will resume, in the coming weeks, its flights to some African capital cities. These include Libreville in

Health / Medical

September 19, 2017
0
An emergency vaccination campaign is getting under way in northeastern Nigeria to prevent a deadly cholera outbreak from spreading to other
September 08, 2017
0
ONDON —  At least 1.4 million people uprooted by Boko Haram's insurgency in northeast Nigeria are living in 'cholera hotspots,' prey to an
September 06, 2017
0
The Minister of Public Health has appointed Jean II  Dissongo Regional Delegate of Public Health for Littoral, barely 19 months after his sacking.The
August 28, 2017
0
A landmark drug study has opened up a potent way to lower the risk of heart attacks — beyond the now standard advice of reducing cholesterol —
August 24, 2017
0
What Is It?Cardiac arrest, sometimes called sudden cardiac arrest, means that your heart suddenly stops beating. This cuts off blood flow to the
August 24, 2017
0
The world’s largest non-government hospital ship is docked in Cameroon’s commercial capital, Douala. Medical staff and volunteers from around the

Daily / Newsbrief

October 12, 2017
0
Multiple calls for effective school resumption overshadowed this years Teachers Day celebration in Meme Division.Speaking at the end of festivities
October 12, 2017
0
It was a complete scene of hugger-mugger at the Biteng, Yaounde residence of one of LR's Minister. National Telegraph, Cameroon's best Investigative
October 09, 2017
0
The Executive President of the Cameroon Baptist Convention, Rev. Ncham Godwill Chiatoh, has set aside Sunday October 15 as a day for all Baptist
October 02, 2017
0
Cameroon has been troubled by the Nigerian based terrorist group Boko Haram, for quite some time now, even though their disturbances have reduced.
October 01, 2017
0
 Some prisoners are reported to have escaped from the Kumbo principal prison early this morning. This is owing to the fire incident that occured at
October 01, 2017
0
  Some traders and commercial motor bike riders today defied a 40 hours curfew imposed on the population by the Governor of the Southwest Region,

Headlines On Cameroonian English Tabloids

Showbiz / Music

September 27, 2017
0
Reports going round suggest Nigerian duo P Square have split up after a misunderstanding . Peter and Paul Okoye, twin brothers, have reportedly gone
July 15, 2017
0
Reports say a documentary on the life of the former captain of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will be presented at the Ecrans noirs film festival
July 13, 2017
0
The American gospel singer has tweeted after he was reported to be dead by a certain website, HoustonChronicle-TV.com on Wednesday 12 July 2017.
July 01, 2017
0
The SDO for Douala 5, Tchakui Nounde Jean Marie, has signed a release banning the controversial Cameroonian musician, Maahlox le vibeur from holding
June 18, 2017
0
Cameroonian rapper Mahlox, who is popularly known for his song "ça sort comme ça sort", was reportedly agressed yestersay June 17. He had gone to
June 10, 2017
0
A young Cameroonian singer is currently under intensive medical care in Yaoundé after narrowly escaping death in a rather shocking car accident.

Modern Villa For Sale in Yaounde Cameroon

Cameroon Concord  is an online publication covering and reporting on  local and world news, sports, entertainment, politics, business, and religious news. Serving Cameroonians .

Newsletter

 

Get the latest news and information delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to our news alerts.

ADVERTISE

Top
X

Right Click

No right click

We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…