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Vol 40 No 2

Published 22nd January 1999

Une autre entente

It is a reflection of how grave the region’s spiralling conflicts are that Britain and France are now working more closely on Africa policy than at any time since General Charles de Gaulle established a base for the Free French (Resistance) in West Africa in 1940. We hear that this initiative is to be capped early this year by a joint Africa visit by Foreign Secretary Robin Cook and Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine - a diplomatic first.

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