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King or Knave? Felix Adende Rapontchombo and Political Survival in the Gabon Estuary

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

by Jeremy Rich Introduction In the late nineteenth century, the town of Libreville on the Gabon Estuary went through numerous changes as it moved from a marginal French naval base… Read More

The Languages of Childhood: The Discursive Construction of Childhood and Colonial Policy in French West Africa

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

by Lisa McNee Introduction In spite of the deceptive familiarity of the terrain, childhood, that stage of life that we are all supposed to experience, resists easy definition. Our fascination with… Read More

Dim Delobsom: French Colonialism and Local Response in Upper Volta

Published: Mar 13th, 2014

by Michael Kevane Abstract Dim Delobsom was one of the first indigenous colonial bureaucrats in the French administration of Upper Volta . Born in 1897, he rapidly rose through the… Read More

France’s Conflict Resolution Strategy in Côte d’Ivoire and its Ethical Implications

Published: Feb 27th, 2014

by Maja Bovcon Abstract This paper evaluates France’s conflict resolution strategy by taking into account Côte d’Ivoire’s internal dynamics and the wider international context over the last two decades. Contrary… Read More