Countries without Currency

This article by Rahmane Idrissa appeared in the London Review of Books. In the article Idrissa gives a histrical overview of the colonial transition from local African trade currencies to the CFA franc and the influence of France on currency developments in Western Africa.

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This article appeared in Africa’s Last Colonial Currency: The CFA Franc Story by Fanny Pigeaud and Ndongo Samba Sylla, translated by Thomas Fazi. Pluto, 168 pp.

Author(s) / editor(s)

Abdourahmane Idrissa

Date, time and location

02 December 2021

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Abdourahmane Idrissa is a political scientist and currently works on the politics of Islam and secularism in Africa, and a modern history of Niger.

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