Home central and west africa diplomacy Spotlight FRANCE BURKINA FASO 11/10/2017 Kabore receives Macron against a backdrop of jihadist threats On the eve of the arrival of his French counterpart, the president is struggling to contain the radical movements active in the north. [...] (567 words) This article may be accessed by subscribers and e-wallet holders (EUR 9.40) Log in to read more Already have an account? Log in Keep me logged in Forgot your password? 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