ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC- Another Episode in a History of Pillage

November 10, 1979 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC Another Episode in a History of Pillage Noel Castelino EVEN if recent newspaper allegations that President Giscard d'Estaing and some members of his family and government received handsome gifts of diamonds from ex-Emperor Bokassa of the Central African Republic prove to be true, they are not likely to result in much soul-searching on the French role in Africa. So many skeletons are leaping out of the cupboards here these days that the French political establishment, including the Left, may not be inclined to deal with such secondary Issues for some time to come.

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