Handshake contests with Donald Trump might seem easy for Emmanuel Macron when compared with his first foray as president into the symbiotic world of France's ties with its former North African dependencies. Macron is making what's billed as a two-day private visit to Morocco's king with the solemn vow that he'll soon go to see leaders of neighbouring rivals Algeria. How will Macron manage France's overlapping interests between those bitter rivals?
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