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Vol 39 No 4

Published 20th February 1998


Rethink

French strategy is bouncing back after its low point in Central Africa last year. Other Western capitals now consider Paris’ reservations about Laurent-Desiré Kabila as prescient.On 5-6 February, Premier Lionel Jospin and his Parti Socialiste-led government announced their reforms of the ‘cooperation’ apparatus. The change will be gradual: the Secrétariat d’Etat à la Coopération will be fully absorbed into the Foreign Affairs Ministry but with no structural changes and no staff cuts for now.

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