The French Colonial Tax at the Heart of Mali-France Tensions

Flag of Mali
Flag of Mali

Below is the colonial tax which is at the heart of Mali-France tensions today. It is part of The 11 Components of the French Colonial Tax in Africa which denies Africans the right to other military or economic partners without France’s approval. As stated before, France is angry that Mali has turned to Russia for help in regaining sovereignty over its territory to help fight against the jihadists whose presence have proliferated under the help of France and its buddies, the international community. The old colonial master wants to be the only one to decide the destiny of Malians in Mali… that era is over… Malians have the right to dignity! Malians, and Africans, have the right to choose the partners that can help them in their visions, a vision which seeks the well-being of their communities. Do you realize that France is now number 4 producer of gold in the world, when France does not have mines of gold on its soil? Mali produces upwards of 40 tons every year, and yet it is one of the world’s poorest countries on the globe! Mali’s production increased by 7%, with 65 tons produced, in 2019.  Gold is worth much more than oil! So as you ponder why the prize of gold keeps going up, and people tell you about the economy… maybe it is simply because of tensions in Mali, and maybe you should also root for Mali’s independence from the colonial yoke.

Mali - Conflict map_2
Mali conflict map

The 11 Components of the French Colonial Tax in Africa – Component at the heart of the tension

#10. Renunciation to enter into military alliance with any other country unless authorized by France

… In the case of France’s ex-colonies, France forbid them to seek other military alliance except the one it offered them.

4 thoughts on “The French Colonial Tax at the Heart of Mali-France Tensions

    1. Thank you William… I really like historical fictions such as highlighted in your work… I will be sure to share and purchase. I cannot wait to check out “Passage to Saint-Domingue”. Keep up the great work!

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