West African Activists Demand End to Colonial-Era Currency
The protests were called by the PanAfrican Emergencies group whose founder, Kemi Seba, was recently expelled from Senegal after he burned a 5,000 CFA note during a rally in Dakar in August.
Deutsche Welle, 22 September 2017
The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits. Read more »
VOA, 19 September 2017
Protesters gathered in several West African capitals Saturday to demand their countries abandon the CFA franc in favor of a common African currency. Passions over the issue have… Read more »
CFA bank notes.