France Losing Its Grip on Former African Strongholds?

France seems to be losing the grip it once had on its former colonies, and the rift is growing every day, writes allAfrica's Michael Tantoh. From Mali to Cameroon, Tantoh reports about the crumbling between African countries and former colonial empire, France.

A French soldier works with African military leaders as part of Operation Barkhane in 2017. French President Emmanuel Macron announced the end of its Barkhane anti-jihadist mission in November 2022.


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