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‘New race for colonies begins in Africa’: Western ‘neo-colonial’ powers – particularly France – have started to reach back to West Africa, masking their colonial ambitions as ‘humanitarian intervention to protect human rights – After few years of independence the western countries try to recolonise Africa! Before Britain, France, Belgium, Portugal after 1945 in collaboration with the USA controlled and exploited the continent!

April 26, 2013

After few years of independence the western countries try to recolonise Africa! Before Britain, France, Belgium, Portugal after 1945 in collaboration with the USA controlled and exploited the continent!

‘New race for colonies begins in Africa’

Published time: February 21, 2013 06:39

Western ‘neo-colonial’ powers – particularly France – have started to reach back to West Africa, masking their colonial ambitions as ‘humanitarian intervention to protect human rights,’ Ken Stone from Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War stated to RT.

Earlier this week, France sent its special forces to Cameroon in search of seven French tourists who were kidnapped in the north of the country on Tuesday. Paris accused the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram of being behind the abduction. On Thursday, the kidnapped tourists were reportedly found alive in an abandoned house in Nigeria.

France – whose presence in Africa used to be rather strong – still has several military bases and hundreds of troops on the continent. In the past several years, Paris’ has intensified its activity in former colonies.

First, there was its mission in the Ivory Coast. And in January this year, France launched a military operation in Mali to help the local government fight Islamist rebels. Finally, this week its troops entered northern Cameroon.

RT asked Ken Stone from Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War if French involvement in West Africa has become a trend.

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