Africa and its European and Asian environment, by Jean Jolly

The author


Photographie de Jean Jolly
Africa and its European and Asian environment, L'Harmattan, 2008, Grand Prix Algérianiste 2009, Mention spéciale Grand Prix Afrique noire 2009,
Bouteflika's Algeria, Durante Édition, 2004,
Africa and its European and Asian environment, 1st edition, Éditions Paris Méditerranée, 2002
- History of the African continent, (three volumes), L'Harmattan, 1996, René Caillé prize from the Société de Géographie Humaine in Paris
The Eleven fears of French people for the year 2000, in conjunction with Olivier Orban, 1990
History of the African Continent (two volumes), L'Harmattan, 1989
Israel, Historical Files, 1976
Yugoslavia, in conjunction with Cahiers de l'Histoire, 1973
To whom does Palestine belong ?, in conjunction with Éditions J. Lanzmann, 1970
The Earth and Men, illustrated encyclopaedia, writing of the part dedicated to Africa, volume III, Fernand Nathan, 1969
Africa from its origins to the present day, Cahiers de l'Histoire, 1966 and 1967

As special correspondent, Jean Jolly has travelled in most African countries, particularly in moments of crisis (the Biafra War, the Israeli-Egyptian conflict, the guerrilla war in the Western Sahara, the nationalist struggle in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe and in Namibia, the clashes in Chad, riots in Tunisia, conflict in Eritrea, the victory of the Islamists in Algeria, etc.).

As diplomatic journalist, he has made several trips to Africa with Presidents Georges Pompidou, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, François Mitterrand, Jacques Chirac as well as with many Foreign Affairs Ministers. During these trips and reports, he has met several African personalities (the Emperor Haile Selassie Ist of Ethiopia, King Hassan II of Morocco, Presidents Félix Houphouët-Boigny and Konan Bédié of the Ivory Coast, Seyni Kountché of Niger, Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia, Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso, Léopold Senghor, Abdou Diouf and Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, etc.). He has also followed the works of several conferences between French and African heads of state, particularly in Dakar, Bangui, Vittel and at La Baule, etc.

After starting out at the newspaper Méridional (today La Provence), Jean Jolly has pursued his entire career in the national and international daily press, particularly at L’Aurore, at Nouveau Journal then at La Tribune de l’Expansion and Reuters agency. He regularly publishes an international politics chronicle in the regional daily L’Indépendant (Midi-Libre group) and works together with several magazines interested in following world events.

Working for the economic and financial press has enabled him to accurately measure the unprecedented human drama that the peoples of the African continent are going through, particularly those from sub Saharan Africa.

Member of the Association of Writers in the French language, Jean Jolly is also a permanent member of the Academy of Overseas Sciences.

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