"We have to be able to control our monetary policy ourselves and not accept that three French people have a right of veto in our central banks," threw Chad's President Idriss Déby on Radio France International 25. June this year. The newspapers Le Monde and Le Figaro have been using weekly slot for almost a year for various views, and the news magazine Jeune Afrique has published separate papers on the future of the CFA franc. In August this year, a man in Dakar was jailed for burning an 5000-CFA banknote during a demonstration against the coin unit.
The CFA franc is currently used in 15 African countries with a total population of 150 million and is described by some as an African euro. But there are two significant differences between the CFA and the European currency: the CFA has a colonial origin and a fixed one. . .
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