Four African presidents who cannot get enough of France

Nii Ntreh Feb 25, 2020 at 12:30pm

February 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Opinions & Features

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Associate Editor

February 25, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Opinions & Features

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President Alassane Ouattara. Photo Credit: Reuters

Alassane Ouattara

For many, that Alassane Ouattara’s ascent to power alone was militarily aided by France means that the Ivorian president is a stooge. That may be unfair but it is not a silly opinion.

France has a penchant for picking a side in African conflicts, defending that side and expecting loyalty in return. Also, accusations against Ouattara, as a man who is too pro-France, were way before his 2010 contestations with Laurent Gbagbo.

President Ouattara has defended himself on the charges of loving France. But if he is also defiantly advocating pegging the new Eco currency against the Euro, he is not changing perceptions anytime soon.

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