The program for France-Africa summit gathering
Initially, French president François Hollande had no intention of attending events associated with the summit meeting on peace and security [...]
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 [.
In Dakar and Kinshasa on October 12 and 13, French President François Hollande experienced African ambiguity when he peppered his speeches with references to human rights, the importance of civil society organisations and good governance in both business and government.
On September 11, France's murky dealings with Africa were thrust into the spotlight when, three days before French investigative journalist Pierre Pean's explosive "La Republique des Mallettes" hit bookshelves, lawyer Robert Bourgi, a long-time presidential advisor and go-between, said in [.