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Vol 48 No 10

Published 11th May 2007

L'Avenir c'est Sarko

African governments are preparing for a tougher relationship with Paris on trade and immigration policy following the victory of Nicolas Sarkozy in presidential elections on 6 May. Perhaps sensing these concerns, Sarkozy spoke optimistically of Franco-African relations in his victory speech. Although he was the target of hostile demonstrations when he visited Benin and Mali last year, he said his first major overseas trip would be to Africa.

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