Too many downs for French business
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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 [. [...]