Can this be true?
Is it really possible that a modern democratic European republic, can be stealing the wealth of African countries like 17th century empire builders. France is a cultural beacon of Europe, stylish, modern and rational, and a major player on the world stage.
In the UK, our colonial past is far from salubrious, but it is firmly ‘the past’, and we still beat ourselves up about it from time to time. (We even beat ourselves up about being nasty to the Germans in WW2!)
This FCFA business seems to be a major scandal; I am truly shocked and would like more information.