Macron rejuvenates French diplomacy in Africa
Elected at the age of 39, Emmanuel Macron has entrusted his Africa policy to a ‘task force' from his own generation. Consisting of ENA graduates, diplomats and parliamentarians, this team is tasked with reinvigorating France's relations with Africa. [...]
Beijing does the spade work and Paris cleans up!
Underpinned by Eximbank, its formidable financial spearhead, China is increasingly making its presence felt in west and central Africa, a region where France already has extensive business interests. Beijing is now expanding beyond the ‘captive' energy and raw material markets [. [...]