Co-founded in 1960 by Bechir Ben Yahmed, the weekly magazine Jeune Afrique has been instrumental in cementing the divide between the “Arab North” and “Black Africa” . It is also a key agent in “Francafrique Project”, the network of personal relationships and political, economic and military mechanisms that bind France to its former African colonies.
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This article features in a special, Arabic-only edition of the Chronic, published in June 2015 as “Muzmin”. The issue, which examines the division of “North” and “sub-Saharan” Africa and Ali Mazrui’s concept of “Afrabia”, was designed in collaboration with Studio Safar (Beirut) and presented at the 12th edition of Sharjah Biennial.