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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 ...

Intrigue in Beirut

Senegal's ex-President Abdou Diouf struggled to become Secretary General of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) in Beirut on 20 October.

Going for Glencore

Swiss-based oil and commodities trader Glencore has become entangled in France's Angolagate scandal. Paris sources say an arrest warrant has been issued for one of the company's le...

Ancien régime

France may claim to have invented human rights but it has seen its role as the champion of liberty usurped by American, British and Scandinavian governments and private foundations...

Rightist regime

Africa will be a low priority for the new team at the Elysée and Quai d'Orsay

Africa will lose even more of its special status under France's new conservative government, appointed by President Jacques Chirac after his 82 per cent re-election victory over Je...

The other Tanzanite

France's first military exercise in English-speaking Africa, Tanzanite III on 11-22 February, got top marks in public, while its sponsors carried on bickering about what to 'do' ab...


In a watershed vote on 15 January, the French parliament declared 19 March a day of commemoration of the victims of the Algerian, Moroccan and Tunisian independence struggles. Pres...

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