Thomas Deltombe est journaliste indépendant.
Legend has it that France, “the country of human rights,” generously led its old black African colonies to independence in 1960. A peaceful decolonisation which one is led to believe was done with mutual understanding and in the shared interests of France and Africa. This book tells quite a different story: that of a brutal, violent and murderous war which allowed Paris to invent a new system of domination: Françafrique.
This secret war was waged in Cameroon during the 1950s and 1960s.
Thomas Deltombe, Manuel Domergue and Jacob Tatsitsa are respectively an editor, a researcher and a teacher. In 2011 La Découverte published their reference work on this unrecognised conflict, Kamerun !Une guerre cachée aux origines de la Françafrique (1948-1971) (Cameroon! A hidden war at the origins of Françafrique)(1948-1971).