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There are few economical and cultural links between North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, even if some countries share a same religion. In fact, as far as I know (I lived several years in North Africa) there is little love between North Africans and Black Africans.

On the other hand, economic, demographic and cultural exchanges between North Africa and Europe have been going on for centuries. Today there are very dense economic and cultural relationships. Indeed, one might say that the North African and European economies are very much integrated: many supply chains both in the manufacturing sector and in the services sector link the two sides of the Mediterranean sea. And it will be more and more so through common projects(Desertec comes to mind) and increased immigration (as soon as we get rid of Sarkozy and Hortefeux).

"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char

by Melanchthon on Mon Aug 23rd, 2010 at 08:33:11 AM EST
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