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Ofeibea Quist-arcton explores the secretive ties that bind France to her former colonies in Africa.

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01Gabon - The Oil-rigged State.1998121519981220Ofeibea Quist-arcton explores the secretive ties that bind France to her former colonies in Africa.For the past 30 years, Gabon has been ruled by Omar Bongo.|Known as `Africa's Kuwait', this tiny country has huge mineral resources, yet the majority of the population lives in poverty.
02 LASTSenegal - The Cultural Revolution1998122219981227Senegal was once France's first colony in Africa.|This programme examines the French cultural legacy in Africa and asks why more and more Senegalese seem to be turning their backs on Paris.