France and the evolution of sub-regional integration in Central Africa: the case of CEMAC

SOURCE: France's Africa relations: domination, continuity and contradiction
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2019
TITLE AUTHOR(S): N.A.Check
SOURCE EDITOR(S): N.A.Check, K.G.Adar, A.Wingo
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, COLONIES, FOREIGN POLICY, FRANCE, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
DEPARTMENT: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 10956

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Abstract

Prior to 1870 French colonial possessions in Africa were limited to several offshore island and commercial enclaves on the coastal fringes of Central and West Africa. Several reasons accounted for this timid acquisition of African territories despite the fact that France has been involved in overseas colonial interests in other parts of the world for several millennia.