WBUR News

The Dark Side To French-African Ties04:39

Play

President Francois Hollande's visit to Mali, after French troops routed Islamist extremists, brings to mind France's long relationship with its former colonies in Africa. African troops helped France and the allies defeat Hitler's forces, and Hollande expressed gratitude for that while he was in Mali. But there's also a dark side to the French-African connection.

Share

Support the news

Next Up

Where to now?

More NPR or Explore Audio.