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Latest update : 2017-11-29

Macron and Africa: French president touts new relationship with former colonies

That first major tour of Africa is a rite of passage for any new French president. The one that was kicked off in Burkina Faso by 39-year old Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday included the usual trimmings: A nod to multiparty democracy and “the big speech” which perennially promises an end to what the French call "la Françafrique" - the uniquely symbiotic relationship between Paris and its former colonies.

 

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Ali TRAORE

Member of Balai Citoyen movement, France

Louis BEDOUCHA

Senior Advisor, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Kiari LIMAN TINGUIRI

President, International Development Consultancy

Julie OWONO

Head of Africa Desk, Internet Without Borders

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2018-10-22 Debate

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2018-10-18 Debate

India's #MeToo moment: Why women are now calling out sexual harassment

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2018-10-17 Debate

Where do you draw the line? Brexit deadline summit stumbles over Irish border

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2018-10-16 Debate

Macron malaise: Can the French president reverse his plummeting popularity?

You'd think it would be easy to appoint an interior minister. After a two-week vacancy and several snubs, Emmanuel Macron has settled on loyal insider Christophe Castaner. The...

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2018-10-15 Debate

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