War in Mali: France in Africa – Fifth Republic or Third Empire? By Dmitry Minin
17 February, 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation
Paris has its own history of meddling into affairs of former French West African colonies, Cote D’Ivoire, for instance. The black continent (Libya, Mali) interventions have increased in scale and have become more frequent. It has given a rise to talks about the revival of French colonial policy.