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February 10, 2014
 

Colonialism Reparation calls on France to carry out the immediate withdrawal of its troops and asks that the armed forces of the Central African Republic be placed side by side only with the support mission of the African Union.

On December 3, 2013 the Minister of foreign affairs Laurent Fabius announced the French military intervention in the Central African Republic following the UN mandate that is approved by the Security Council two days later with resolution 2127.

The deployment of Sangaris operation has led to the presence of about 1,600 French soldiers on the Central African ground, which add to 1,900 in Djibouti, 950 in Chad, 200 in Niger, 200 in Burkina Faso, 2,500 in Mali, 350 in Senegal, 450 in Ivory Coast, 900 in Gabon and 750 in the Gulf of Guinea with the Corymbe mission, for a total amount of almost 10,000 French soldiers.

The French intervention in the Central African Republic continues along these lines the reorganization of the French military apparatus in the sub-saharan Africa inherited from the colonial times.

Currently there is a permanent presence in four new bases (Gao, Niamey, N’Djamena and Ouagadougou) that add to the four historical ones (Dakar, Abidjan, Libreville and Djibouti) thus allowing a full control of the territory of the former French colonial empire.

The French military interference is obviously linked to the control of the reserves of gold, uranium, oil, etc. , and to the contraposition of the Chinese commercial expansion.

Colonialism Reparation calls on France to carry out the immediate withdrawal of its troops and asks that the armed forces of the Central African Republic be placed side by side only with the support mission of the African Union (MISCA) without any support mission of the European Union and the UNO.

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Colonialism Reparation  http://www.colonialismreparation.org
Press Office: media@colonialismreparation.org

Colonialism Reparation is part of the movement for the condemnation, the reconciliation, the apologies and the compensation for colonialism. It was conceived in 2008 by a volunteer of the Italian association “Battito solidale” which, thanks to his frequent journeys to Guinea and Senegal, had the opportunity to realize which disastrous impact the colonialism still had in the daily life of billions of people and how in many nations the current situation is merely its camouflaged continuation.

Colonialism Reparation promotes, supports and spreads non-violent activities aimed to create awareness of the current world situation and thereby to encourage the achievement of its objective

–  that the colonizing nations condemn their colonial past recognizing it as a crime against humanity and that the colonized nations exert pressure to make it happen
–  that the colonizing nations reconcile with their past, permanently distancing themselves from it by officially apologizing the colonized nations
–  that the colonizing nations compensate the colonized nations for the atrocities and abuses committed thus allowing an improvement in their socio-economic conditions.

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