Too many downs for French business
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 [. [...]
New generation of French look to Africa
While career diplomats and ministers are the public face of France's dealings with Africa, a new generation of forty-something technocrats, advisors and development specialists, many of whom are graduates of France's grandes ecoles, are now taking an interest in the [. [...]