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French colonialism in africa

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French Colonialism in Africa

In the 1880s Africa was carved up by European countries. In the 1960s, 17 of those nations gained independence. The effects of colonization are still being felt today. France colonized nearly all of northern Africa and large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Its hold on these countries is central to its image as a nation and world power. Many French leaders say they will give up power and connections but in this interview with a journalist covering Africa, they discuss how France is still very involved in African states they formerly ruled.

Colonialism Africa

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AIR DATE: 01/17/2013

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