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dc.contributor.advisor Shai, K. B Raphala, Mmapitsi Grateful
dc.contributor.other Vunza, M. 2018-06-28T12:49:57Z 2018-06-28T12:49:57Z 2017
dc.description Thesis (M. A. (International Politics)) --University of Limpopo, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Many Western and Central African countries were colonised by France from the early 17th century until the early 1960s. However, Africa has continued to be the private hunting ground for France in the post-independence period. This is because France still needs African resources, particularly its oil. In fact, Africa holds a strategic position for French foreign policy. Therefore, when France gave independence to its African colonies, it did not really mean it was completely disengaging from Africa. In essence, a package was imposed on Francophone African countries which tied them to the revitalised African states to preserve French colonial status. Moreover, France‟s heavy involvement in African countries has earned it a perception of being a police officer of the continent. Within this premise, due to protracted conflicts in French African countries, Francophone Africans bank their hope on France to assist in offering just and lasting solutions to the complex challenges facing their countries. This should be understood within the context that France maintained a significant colonial empire in the continent for almost a century and a half. Nevertheless, France attempts to uphold hegemonic foothold in Francophone Africa through political, economic and cultural connections while the security of Africans is threatened. With this in mind, this study critiques the French foreign policy towards Africa and it uses Ivory Coast and Central African Republic as case studies. These two countries are chosen given their recent conflicts and their assistance in critiquing the French position in African complex challenges. This study also adopted the use of document review and interviews to generate data. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 110 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Foreign policy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh International relations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh International cooperation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign policy en_US
dc.title A critique of the foreign policy of France towards Africa :case studies of Central African Republic and Ivory Coast, 2007-2014 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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