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CFA franc: conditions are ripe for replacement of the west African currency rooted in colonialism – expert

  By Kai Koddenbrock, Bard College Berlin   At no point in history has the CFA franc – the name of a colonial currency used in west and central African countries belonging to the franc zone – been closer to its demise. Senegal has overwhelmingly voted for leftwing Pastef candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye (and his former party leader Ousmane Sonko) while the coup governments in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger […]

todayApril 8, 2024 1


Cameroon’s rebels may not achieve their goal of creating the Ambazonian state – but they’re still a threat to stability

    By Manu Lekunze, University of Aberdeen   Cameroon’s separatist insurgency is an armed conflict in the country’s North West (NW) and South West (SW) regions that began in 2017. It pits government forces against several non-state armed groups, locally known as “Amba rebels”. The rebels seek to create a state called Ambazonia out of Cameroon’s English-speaking regions. The conflict has killed over 6,000 people and displaced 765,000. Over […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 2