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  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

More boots on the ground

After despatching two military missions in 18 months, President Hollande’s whole Africa policy is taking on a new seriousness

  • Vol 54 No 22
  •  1st November 2013

Ransom? Moi?

Delight at the safe release of French hostages Thierry Dol, Marc Féret, Daniel Larribe and Pierre Legrand on 29 October was dampened by suggestions that President François Hollande’s approval of a 20 million euro ransom was responsible...

  • Vol 54 No 8
  •  12th April 2013

The campaign stretches out

France commits to a long war just three months after launching its biggest military operation in Africa in 50 years

  • Vol 54 No 8
  •  12th April 2013

Training regime

As the military operation in Mali continues, fresh complications arise. Early reports from the European trainers suggest that progress in restoring the discipline and effectiveness of the Malian army will be slow. The first batch of 2,500 soldiers started...

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

French Somalia raid ‘was a trap’

The raid by French Special Forces on 11 January on the place where Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen was believed to be holding a French intelligence officer may have been a trap, according both to sources familiar with the history of his abduction in 20...

  • Vol 53 No 20
  •  5th October 2012

La Francophonie

Cries of disappointment resound from those expecting François Hollande’s election as President to make a decisive break with the clandestine commercial networks between Paris and its African former colonies.

  • Vol 53 No 2
  •  20th January 2012

Crash goes the conspiracy

Relations between Rwanda and France have received another boost. On 11 January, French judges Nathalie Poux and Marc Trévidic cleared the ruling Front patriotique rwandais (FPR) of shooting down the aeroplane carrying Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana...

  • Vol 52 No 16
  •  5th August 2011

Favourite four

Greeting four Francophone African leaders in Washington on 28 July, President Barack Obama pledged ‘stalwart’ support on economic and security matters, signifying growing US interest in a region with substantial mineral resources. It was the first such me...

  • Vol 52 No 3
  •  4th February 2011

Ben Ali, biens mal acquis

The Paris Public Prosecutor's office is opening a preliminary investigation into funds and property held in France by Tunisian ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, his family and entourage. Transparency International (TI) France and two other non-gove...

  • Vol 51 No 15
  •  23rd July 2010

Forgotten promises

In 2007, a just-elected President Sarkozy promised to remake France’s Africa policies but strategic political and economic interests still prevail

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