was born in 1921 and is a journalist, historian, author, and filmmaker. He began his career in 1946 as a press officer in Indochina and later followed the decolonization process as a journalist in Maghreb, South East Asia, and Central Aftica. He is the author of a biography on Charles de Gaulle, and, in May 2005, published the biography of Gamal Abdel Nasser.
The Asia-Africa conference in Bandung, 1955
The first conference between Asia and Africa occurred in 1955 in Bandung, Indonesia. No one there believed independence and the end of exploitation to be possible. This conference in April 1955 is now seen as the marker of the end of colonialism. [more]