Neo-colonialism by the example of Côte dIvoire

Neo-colonialism by the example of Côte d'IvoireAfrica, as it is clear from the course of history, has become the prey of the European colonizers. In the middle of the 20th century, after the second World War, the colonial system almost fell, African countries are "free", or rather have the illusion of freedom.

At the current time the country Africa to a greater or lesser extent under the control of the Western countries, Western transnational corporations and transnational banks. One example — the government Cat-d'Ivoire, also known as the Ivory-saving value.

April 3, it became clear that the Republican Guard in Abidjan, remained faithful to President Laurent Gbagbo, repulsed an attack on the presidential palace. They stormed the supporters of Alassane Ouattara, who had previously occupied a large part of the country. During intense battles have killed hundreds of people compare it to Libya, where photos of victims of "bloody tyrant" Gaddafi because no one has provided. And just at the moment the UN "notice" the conflict and the fact that the supporters of Ouattara, recognized by the UN "real president", kill the inhabitants of the country as well as the previously President Gbagbo.

The premise of the conflict was the election of December 2, 2010-independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced preliminary results, according to which Alassane Ouattara defeated in the 2nd round with 54% of votes. Country almost split, the south backed Laurent Gbagbo, the north — Alassane Ouattara. The head of the Constitutional Council of Côte d'Ivoire announced the second round of void and gave the victory to the incumbent president. The political conflict had to dare the world according to the laws and regulations of that country, but outside forces intervened. UN, African Alliance, the Economic Society of West African States (ECOWAS), the EU, the U.S. and France supported the opposition.


Côte d'Ivoire "lucky" to be the owner of a solid hydrocarbon supplies, in addition to the country has diamonds, manganese, steel ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper, gold, nickel, tantalum. Preserving the Ivory Bones is the first in the world in the production of cocoa and third in the production of coffee, the first place in Africa for the production of palm oil and natural rubber. Developed by the creation of a number of other agricultural crops — bananas, cotton, sweet cane, tobacco, coconut, peanuts, pineapples. Is a supplier of fine wood, for example, Black (ebony) tree.

This government was a colony of France, who founded a colony in the 17th century. Independence was declared in 1960, the standard of living was high enough to come into the country migrants from many countries of Africa. By the end of the 20th century is half the residents (in the main were employed in agriculture) were immigrants or their descendants.

In the elections of 2000 the head of the opposition defeated Gbagbo, soon, the country began a riot and plainclothes war. The country was divided into rebellious "north" law-abiding "south".

It actually did not have an impact on the economic and financial power of the French. French capital is the ultimate in Côte d'Ivoire since the company "Total" is in control of the mining and processing of oil, "Electricite de France" power of the country, "Michelin" holds the key creation tires, "Lafarge" — creation of building materials, "France Telecom" — Telecoms, "BNP Paribas", "Credit Agricole" / "Credit Lyonnais" and "Societe Generale" — the sphere of credit and other financial services. French people in the country about 12-13 thousand, most of them live in the economic capital Abidjan and has dual citizenship.

There are also other western TNCs: U.S. company "Exxon Mobil", "Citibank" and "G-JP Morgan," British "Royal Dutch Shell", "Unilever", "Barclays", etc..

France has reacted swiftly and sent to Côte d'Ivoire own military, and there is also a "blue helmets" of the UN. Urban neighborhoods, home to the French and other Europeans, are protected by the French military. UN forces took control of Abidjan international airport.

Virtually position of President Gbagbo lost virtually all of the West against him, a huge part of the country are kept under the control of the supporters of Alassane Ouattara. 27 ministers of foreign affairs of the EU called upon all the inhabitants of Côte d'Ivoire to recognize the authority of Ouattara.

Gbagbo held a very independent policy:

— Under his direction, Preserving the Ivory refused to join the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). It joined 49 African countries, but not yet (Libya was the enemy of the organization), Sudan (split into two parts, it is possible to brand new war was between Southern and Northern Sudan) and conservation of Ivory. This caused not a good reaction from Washington.

— Gbagbo tried to start the nationalization of the country's natural resources, was nationalized exports of cocoa beans.

In other words, the sample out of the neo-colonial system instantly get stopped, we litsezreem for example, and Côte d'Ivoire. You can direct your attention to another fact — France becomes the new favorite of European NATO is quickly transformed into an instrument of war of the North against the South.

Neo-colonialism by the example of Côte d'Ivoire

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