French spies foil attempt to swindle Deby
The West Africa Newsletter has learned exclusively that Idriss Deby was the prime target of a "fake identity" scam hatched [...]
A recent report into Franco-African relations by Socialist MP Philippe Baumel provides a realistic analysis of how important the military factor is in French President François Hollande's policy on Africa. Beyond the strategic military operations on the ground in Mali [.
Despite France's revision of its defence agreements with various African nations and the scaling back of its permanent military bases on the continent, Africa remains fertile terrain for the French military. Scores of French officers, serving or retired, are engaged [.