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By Pierre Péan

Depuis les débuts de los angeles Ve République, l'Afrique noire a été l'objet d'une realization très particulière des hauts dirigeants français qui l'ont incluse dans leur " domaine réservé ", sous le contrôle tutélaire et direct de l'Elysée: du Secrétariat aux Affaires africaines et malgaches de Jacques Foccart, sous de Gaulle, jusqu'à ses équivalents actuels.

Nombre d'" affaires " ont révélé, au fil des ans, le caractère difficulty, aventureux et parfois compromettant des family members entre Paris et certains gouvernants de ses anciennes colonies. " Diamants ", barbouzes, mercenaires, putsches, safaris, sacres impériaux, votes des " Français de l'étranger ", affaires du S.A.C., financement des partis politiques, trafics d'influences, pots de vin et prébendes: l'accent fut alors souvent mis sur des cas de corruption, des excès de potentats locaux _ plus rarement sur les véritables intérêts en reason, les réseaux et groupes de pression, les jeux d'influences réciproques, l'intrication croissante de l. a. politique franco-africaine des gouvernements successifs et de leurs préoccupations de politique intérieure...

Un cas résume à lui seul toute l'ampleur et l'ambiguïté de ces relatives d'" interdépendance ": le Gabon, petit émirat équatorial gorgé de pétrole et d'autres ressources stratégiques. los angeles minutieuse enquête menée par Pierre Péan à partir de cette plaque-tournante des enjeux franco-africains révèle que sure néocolonialisme risque de n'être plus aujourd'hui à sens precise, et que l. a. politique de Paris n'est pas à l'abri des pressions de lobbies ou de chantages aux renversements d'alliances...

Chronique d'un quart de siècle de family members franco-africaines, ce livre ne constitue pas un mince chapitre de l'histoire secrète de los angeles Ve République.

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Affaires africaines

Depuis les débuts de l. a. Ve République, l'Afrique noire a été l'objet d'une recognition très particulière des hauts dirigeants français qui l'ont incluse dans leur " domaine réservé ", sous le contrôle tutélaire et direct de l'Elysée: du Secrétariat aux Affaires africaines et malgaches de Jacques Foccart, sous de Gaulle, jusqu'à ses équivalents actuels.

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Copper and iron, the two metals at issue, both occur naturally, but rarely, in pure form. In this state, they can be worked by beating, especially if heated. Metalworking of this kind began about 8000 bc in western Asia (modern Turkey and Iran). But copper and iron generally occur mixed with other minerals as ore and must be purified of them by smelting at high temperatures. Copper is easier to smelt; the process began in western Asia soon after 4000 bc and was discovered independently in several regions, including pre-Columban America.

As Roman control waned, Berber chieftains created successor states on the frontier, exploiting both the military skills of pastoralists and the P1: RNK 0521864381 c03 CUNY780B-African 978 0 521 68297 8 May 15, 2007 15:37 Impact of metals 33 taxable capacity of farmers. In 508 one such ruler proclaimed himself ‘King of the Moorish and Roman Peoples’, although by then the empire was no more. Vandal forces from Spain had invaded North Africa in 429, taken Carthage a decade later, and extended their power across the region.

Irrigation techniques, small pyramid tombs, and an oracular cult of Amun appeared in Saharan oases. Generally, however, the impact of Egypt’s metalworking skills and notions of kingship was confined to the Nile Valley itself, first the floodplain immediately to the south, known as Lower Nubia, and then the narrow valley of Upper Nubia stretching southwards from the Second Cataract towards modern Khartoum. Perhaps no more than half a million people lived in this arid region in pharaonic times, with evidence of high deathrates among young adults.

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