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Without Africa France will have no history in the 21st century Franois Mitterand I was disturbed by the writings and discussions concerning where that blame was to be placed in the Rwandan genocide ending in a million Rwandans dead Although a sole unit cannot receive the burden of all those victims I find it unacceptable to assert that such a gruesome reality can be justified the way Bruno Delaye chief adviser on Africa for French President Franois Mitterand insisted when he explained Africans were just that way Regardless of ones personal opinion if international communities involvement in other countries conflicts is right or wrong we must recognize the action that was taken and the intervention that did take place However elementary that may seem I think in the case of France in the Rwandan genocide their action is covered up by their non-action Despite African nations forty years of independence from their French colonizers France continues to wield considerable political control in many of its former colonies I will argue Frances continued interest in Francophone Africa is due to not only their economic investments but also because of their desire to nurture and expand the French culture enabling France to claim a larger stake in the international scene Moreover I will argue such their selfish quest for prestige and rayonnement glory contributed indirectly to thousands of murdered in the1994 Rwandan genocide Although I am not asserting the desire of France to regain French Honor is responsible for each gruesome act in Rwanda I find it essential to look more closely at the role of France by questioning both their obvious and discreet tactics as they supported the genocidal government of Habyarimana and Hutu Power From the beginning of imperial expansion economic control has been the guiding principle of French policy toward Africa Still today France plays a vital role in the French economy as a source of raw materials and
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