The colonial franc or CFA franc is nothing more than a coin introduced in some former French colonies. Definable as one of the most common currencies in Africa, it has been adopted in countless states and is currently used in 14 countries.

Its value floats around that of the Euro; Thanks precisely to its connection with the Euro, the CFA franc guarantees a monetary stability and a consequent international credibility to the States that adopt it.

The states that use it are divided into two groups: UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary union), composed of Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, and CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of central Africa), composed of Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

The exchange of this currency is guaranteed by the central bank French.

Lately the nature of this currency is at the center of countless controversies fueled by some political leaders, who more than once have researched a scapegoat to be responsible for the arrival of migrants in Italy.

 This figure has taken countless forms, from ' the strong powers ' to the NGOs '. And now that only a few NGOs continue to work in the Mediterranean, which still continues to flock to corpses, we seek a new, unlikely, cause. This time the prosecution falls on the CFA franc and the alleged "posthumous colonialism" of which the French stain their eyes.

The revealed truth of talk show in talk show is that the French use that coin as if it were a noose at the neck of the African countries that adhere to it, thus forcing their impoverished inhabitants to emigrate.

To challenge these theories we could use many weapons, even ask them why the French should never want them to arrive more immigrants or point out that all countries using the CFA franc could stop using it sitting because they have Freely adopted and requested by the African Party to eliminate the CFA franc or to exit it, however, at the time they did not arrive

But there is a much more effective weapon, that is "the cold precision of data": Here is the nationality declared by immigrants at the landing

The only two states of the 14 that adopt the CFA appearing in the chart are Côte d'ivoire and Mali, so only a seventh of the acceding countries are part of the list, while the majority of migrants who land on the Italian coast come from countries that have nothing to Do with the CFA area.

This is proof enough to prove the utter nonsense of these theories.

Curated by Delbarba Nicolò