This video is called Algerian Genocide by France.
From British daily The Guardian:
Mbeki criticised for praising ‘racist’ Sarkozy
· SA president congratulates French leader on speech
· Senegal address widely condemned by Africans
Chris McGreal in Johannesburg
Monday August 27, 2007
South Africa’s president, Thabo Mbeki, has been forced to defend his description of Nicolas Sarkozy as “a citizen of Africa”, for a speech by the French president that was widely condemned elsewhere on the continent as racist.
“The tragedy of Africa is that the African has never really entered into history … They have never really launched themselves into the future,” Mr Sarkozy said.
In fact, a rehash of German philosopher Hegel two hundred years ago. Hegel, however, still had excuses like that he had never been to Africa, and not that much about Africa was known in Europe then. Sarkozy does not. Has he never been to the Louvre in Paris to see ancient Egyptian history? Or to another museum in Paris to learn about the architectural history of Tombouctou or ancient Zimbabwe?
Mr Sarkozy also defended France’s past role in Africa by saying that while it may have made “mistakes”, it “did not exploit anybody”.
So, Mr Sarkozy repeated his distorted views on the history of the French slave traders in Africa. Has he also never heard about French oil corporations in Africa? About cotton corporation Cotonfran in Chad and elsewhere?
The speech was widely condemned, including by the head of the African Union commission, Alpha Oumar Konare. “This speech was not the kind of break we were hoping for,” he told Radio France Internationale. “It reminded us of another age, especially his comments about peasants.” Other critics said that while Mr Sarkozy asked younger Africans if they wanted an end to corruption and violence, he failed to acknowledge the role of France in propping up abusive regimes. …
Mr Mbeki’s letter has led to criticism in the media and among African diplomats.
One South African political commentator, Xolela Mangcu, wrote in The Weekender newspaper: “Does Mbeki say one thing in public and a different thing in private correspondence with western leaders? Could that be the reason he is treated by suspicion by some African leaders?
“At the very least I would have expected him to have joined other African leaders and publicly condemn Sarkozy.” …
France maintains closer ties to its former African possessions and their leaders than other former colonial powers. It underpins the common currency used in some central and west African Francophone countries, maintains large military bases there and has proven more willing to send troops to the continent to defend its allies, including the Hutu regime in Rwanda that oversaw the 1994 genocide.
African nations can no longer afford to be France’s garden: here.