SAHEL IN ENGLISH: France has strangely managed to preserve the hegemony over its former colonies, including in the dissemination of knowledge. This book is a much needed exception, which provides the background for understanding the recent coup in Mali.
CONSUMPTION AND CORRUPTION: We haven't heard much about Luanda Leaks in Norway. Perhaps because it is embarrassing that Statoil paid NOK 420 million to a non-existent research center owned by Angola's state oil company Sonangol, where Isabel dos Santos was the director until she was fired in November 2017?
AFRICA: A great many consultants and mission researchers have made good money on the crises in the belt that stretches across Africa. Sahel has become important not only for Norway, but also for the EU and the US.
FEMI imperialism: The feminists of the West have to look up and see that with their own struggles they are holding fellow sisters down, is the message of French state scientist Françoise Vergès' new and well-written book.
In 2018, the Collège de France established its own professorship in migration studies. Francois Héran was chosen to fill it, and the book Migrations et sociétés is an extended version of his accession lecture.
Laurent Larcher calls for openness, value proposition and debate on French foreign policy. The author claims that France's elite of power conceals its real agenda behind meaningless statements and secrecy.