Dirty work 2: the CIA in Africa by Ellen Ray, William Schaap

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Though he no longer has any offrcial function, his network still exists and his influence in French client states in Africa is predominant. Moreover, he was replaced in Giscard's government by Rene Journiac, a formerjudge who for ten years worked for Foccart in the General Secretariat for African and Malagasy Affairs-that is to say, a Foccart man. te But even without invitation, Foccart contiques to bombard Giscard with his advice on African affairs. \ \ \ whi tot inr moi forr witl invr 191 T byr Ap t9'1 Un nar ing rus ati< feCl an) rea "la, suc I qu( ed Thr SD cat, citi air Afrtca \.

19. See Tad Szulc, "Kissinger's Secret Empire," Penthouse, June 1975, p. 50. 20. 352-378. 21. See The Manchester Guardian, January 4, 1976 (weekly edition). 22. 365. 23. In a letter to the Editor ofthe Gainesville Sza December 28,1975. 24. See for example the extraordinary account of the so-called Operacao Safira mounted by the Portuguese secret s€rvice (PIDE) against the PAIGC in Guinea-Bissau in 1973, in Expresso (Lisbon), January 24, 1976. Organized by Barbieri Cardoso, Deputy Director of the PIDE (who apparently derived part of his inspiration from Edward Luttwak's Coup d'Etat, r kind of doit-yourself instruction manual published in 1968), the aim of the operation was to take advantage of lhe tensions allegedly existing between Cape Verdian and Guinean elements so as to encourage the capture of the party leadership by pro-Portuguese Guinean elements.

French Dirty lAork Since Foccart With the end of the Gaullist era and the arrival of President Giscard d'Estaing, Jacques Foccart was forced to return to private life. In the summer of 1975, he was working with the import-export company SAFIEX in Paris. Though he no longer has any offrcial function, his network still exists and his influence in French client states in Africa is predominant. Moreover, he was replaced in Giscard's government by Rene Journiac, a formerjudge who for ten years worked for Foccart in the General Secretariat for African and Malagasy Affairs-that is to say, a Foccart man.

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