The colonies became independent long ago and Bwana big white man went home to reflect on his sins. Or so we thought in our ignorance. In fact, of course, until they were actually chased out they hung on, as France still does in the Francophone nations, as they are called. French troops and French interference are a fact of life in countries such as Chad, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and the Republic of Congo. In other cases Bwana merely changed the colour of his skin. And sometimes he was actuall