A Dying Françafrique?
On why France is no longer the unchallenged major global power in francophone Africa and what it means for the region (and for France)
I: Declining French economic and political influence
In a recent tweet the French defense minister, Sebastien Lecornu, complained about the portrayal of French troops in the popular film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. A scene in the film portrays a group of mercenaries, who appear to be French, being paraded for conspiring to steal the mythical Wakand…