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Central African what?

Photo Source: UNHCR / S. Phelps via Flickr.

Where is this? Over 20% of its population has been displaced. Civil strife has killed thousands. Central government has no control over its territory. The violence has destabilised the region.

Syria? No. This is the Central African Republic (CAR), which has been in the midst of a bloodbath …

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High price, low benefit: Middle East and Africa as French image-making tools

Rebels in Central African Republic – hdtpcar via Wikimedia Commons


CAR, Mali, Syria, two years earlier — Libya; France became initiator of the military operation in Libya, actively providing ”Arab Spring” rebels with weapons and specialists, recognizing members of revolutionary committees as official representatives of Libya and Syria, sent troops to Mali to establish peace …