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The new foreign legion

Paris' African veterans are winning support for new plans to intervene in the continent's wars

Africa needs peacekeepers more than ever just now. France has abandoned its post-colonial policies in West Africa, and has launched a new kind of military-backed diplomacy. The res...


Recamping out

Rwanda and Uganda must pay for their military involvement in Congo-Kinshasa by exclusion from the French-led peacekeeping programme, the Renforcement des Capacités Africaine...


Entente partiale

The latest episode in the convergence of Africa policy between France and Britain - a Whitehall-sponsored conference of officials, academics and journalists from both countries on ...


Winners and losers in Angolagate

Politicians, soldiers and corporations are reeling in Luanda and Paris but some wily operators are capitalising on the scandal

The political cost of the arms-for-oil scandal is growing fast in Luanda and Paris. It reaches right across the power elite in two countries. In Angola, it has put under scrutiny t...


How high the summit

The English-speakers stayed away and the meeting was cosy but bland

President Jacques Chirac is growing ambivalent about Africa. A critical observer of Franco-African affairs, the Chairman of the non-governmental organisation Survie, Françoi...


Not franc

The assassination of Congo-Kinshasa's President Laurent-Désiré Kabila played havoc with the running order at Cameroon's Franco-African summit, the 21st since 1973. Un...


Presidential pranks

France is rocked by scandals involving some former key Africa policy-makers. Ex-Minister of Cooperation for Development, Michel Roussin, was let out after five nights in gaol on 6 ...


All change

A complex row over oil, French troops, and links with rebels has boiled over

For a French ambassador to be expelled from Chad was once unthinkable: Paris was more likely to expel a Chadian president. Changing times were marked on 11 March by the announcemen...


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