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Latest update : 2018-03-07

Trump and Africa: Rex Tillerson tours the continent

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has started a six-day trip to Africa. The tour kicks off in Ethiopia, where he will or won't get a view of the state of emergency against domestic protests there. Tillerson will likely discuss Ethiopia's close ties with China. He has already warned against the lure of big loans that rekindle a cycle of debt dependency, the kind that used to cripple sub-Saharan states. What impact is the Trump administration having on the African continent?

Produced by Charles WENTE, Tatiana REITER, and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Jeffrey HAWKINS

Former US ambassador to the Central African Republic

Roland MARCHAL

Senior fellow at CNRS and Horn of Africa Specialist

Ebenezer OKPOKPO

Lawyer and member of the French-Nigerian Association

Naunihal SINGH

Professor of African Politics, Naval War College

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2018-04-23 Emmanuel Macron

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2018-04-19 Kurds

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2018-04-18 Cuba

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2018-04-17 Europe

Macron's Europe: French president compares EU divisions to 'civil war'

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2018-04-16 Syria

Mission accomplished? UK and French lawmakers divided over Syria strikes

With a limited one-off operation and no reported fatalities, all sides seem almost happy to read their lines. Syria's Assad is less afraid of the West, while the Russians and...

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