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When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and in a historic act of fury the french administration in Guinea destroyed everything in the country which represented what they called the benefits from french colonization.
Three thousand French left the country, taking all their property and destroying anything that which could not be moved: schools, nurseries, public administration buildings were crumbled; cars, books, medicine, research institute instruments, tractors were crushed and sabotaged; horses, cows in the farms were killed, and food in warehouses were burned or poisoned.
The purpose of this outrageous act was to send a clear message to all other colonies that the consequences for rejecting France would be very high.
It was the only conditions for the French not to destroy the country before leaving. However, the amount estimated by France was so big that the reimbursement of the so called “colonial debt” was close to 40% of the country budget in 1963.
The financial situation of the newly independent Togo was very unstable, so in order to get out the situation, Olympio decided to get out the french colonial money FCFA (the franc for french african colonies), and issue the country own currency.
On January 13, 1963, three days after he started printing his country own currency, a squad of illiterate soldiers backed by France killed the first elected president of newly independent Africa. Olympio was killed by an ex French Foreign Legionnaire army sergeant called Etienne Gnassingbe who supposedly received a bounty of $612 from the local French embassy for the hit man job.
Olympio’s dream was to build an independent and self-sufficient and self-reliant country. But the French didn’t like the idea.
In March 2008, former French President Jacques Chirac said:
“Without Africa, France will slide down into the rank of a third [world] power”
It’s such an evil system even denounced by the European Union, but France is not ready to move from that colonial system which puts about 500 billions dollars from Africa to its treasury year in year out.
They want a powerful nation to back them in case of aggression or trouble. But, contrary to a friendly nation protection, the western protection is often offered in exchange of these leaders renouncing to serve their own people or nations’ interests.
African leaders would work in the interest of their people if they were not constantly stalked and bullied by colonial countries.
Below are the 11 main components of the Colonisation continuation pact since 1950s:
1. Colonial Debt for the benefits of France colonization
2. Automatic confiscation of national reserves
- The African countries don’t have access to that money.
3. Right of first refusal on any raw or natural resource discovered in the country
4. Priority to French interests and companies in public procurement and public biding
5. Exclusive right to supply military equipment and Train the country military officers
6. Right for France to pre-deploy troops and intervene military in the country to defend its interests
7. Obligation to make French the official language of the country and the language for education
8. Obligation to use France colonial money FCFA
9. Obligation to send France annual balance and reserve report.
10. Renonciation to enter into military alliance with any other country unless authorized by France
11. Obligation to ally with France in situation of war or global crisis
originally posted by: flammadraco
a reply to: maddy21
That is shocking!
With the World community sending aid to Africa, France takes $500 billion per annum from the continent is a disgrace