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  • Vol 55 No 15
  •  25th July 2014

Writing development into law

The drama of French military operations in Africa eclipses the fact that the continent is the target of almost all its admittedly tiny bilateral aid

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Africa policy moves up the agenda

To the surprise of many, Franco-African relations have emerged as a priority of French President François Hollande’s approach to international affairs. This stems from wider reasons than the security threat posed by Islamist terrorism in the Sahara and Sa...

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Who’s Who in French Africa policy

Responsibility for foreign policy is primarily shared between the President François Hollande and the Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The President’s Africa Advisor is Hélène le Gal, a career diplomat who served in Burkina Faso...

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

Intervention by consent

France sees itself as a participant in the struggle against jihadism across the Sahel and Sahara but insists it will not take sides in internal conflicts between governments and local rebel groups, such as in the clash between Tuareg nationalists and the ...

  • Vol 55 No 9
  •  1st May 2014

Dos Santos turns the page

The lavish reception for President José Eduardo dos Santos at the Elysée Palace on 29 April promoted France's growing investments in Africa's third biggest economy and drew a thick line under the long-running Angolagate arms deal saga that h...

  • 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...

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