1960 marks the end of empires on the African continent. France disappears from the map leaving behind the CFA Franc, a colonial creation, the currency still in use in almost all of its former territories in Sub-Sahara Africa. Why is it that these States regaining independence have never denounced this strange legacy. The surprise announcement in December 2020 of the end of the CFA Franc replaced by the ECO is a ground-breaking moment in the eventful and little-known history of this currency, today at the centre of controversy.
Katy Lena Ndiaye is a filmmaker and producer who commutes between Dakar and Brussels. Her films have won awards at numerous festivals and have been distributed on the five continents.