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La grande rupture

A French judge warms up some old allegations and creates a diplomatic storm

The break in diplomatic relations between Paris and Kigali will not heal quickly. It came after France's Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière asked a higher court to issue internation...


Retaliatory justice

If Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière obtains the international warrants issued in France, nine people will be targets for arrest if they enter the European Union and other countrie...


Ill-judged death

Embarrassing differences are emerging between the French judiciary and President Jacques Chirac's Cellule Africaine over the death in Djibouti in 1995 of French Judge Bernard Borre...


Professional risks

The murder of Robert Feliciaggi in the car park of Corsica's Ajaccio airport on 10 March raises embarrassing questions in Africa and France. Feliciaggi owned casinos, lotteries and...


Dominant Dominique

Reform of France's Africa policy has been set back with the sacking of Foreign Minister Michel Barnier and his replacement by a diplomatic novice, Philippe Douste-Blazy. The new Pr...


Radio silence

The mysterious non-appearance of a promised report on the state-run Radio France Internationale on the investigation into the death of French Judge Bernard Borel has caused anger a...


Hannibal's campaign

Moammar el Gadaffi is working hard to build a new oil-friendly image. His son, named Hannibal after the North African general who so nearly conquered the Roman empire, is doing the...


Do not pass go

The gaoling of three senior officials from the Elf oil company is unlikely to be the final act in the drama that has been unfolding since Paris judge Eva Joly launched her investig...


Jacques is back

France's triumphal return to Africa is marred only slightly by the tricky problems it faces there

It was an impressive turnout. Forty-two heads of state or government braved the icy cold of Paris and its unlovely Porte Maillot conference centre for the biennial Franco-African ...


The view from the Seine

France again shows a surer hand in Africa but old allies shouldn't expect an easy ride

France's hyperactive Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin has been on the road again in Africa, visiting six countries in three days last week as he sought to break the deadlock ...


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