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François Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande

Date of Birth: 12 August 1954
Place of Birth: Rouen


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    Vol 58 No 2 |
  • MALI

The South fails the North

If he is elected he is likely to maintain the strong military commitment to the Sahel established by President François Hollande although he wants other European countries to join in...


Out with the Ould

Yet being outside the Economic Community of West African States Mauritania would be spared the regional peer pressure Gambia is experiencing while the departure of United States President Barack Obama and French President François Hollande may well ease international pressures over governance and democracy...


Vote row threatens economy

The fallout from Gabon's election triggered significant criticism from President François Hollande's government which has sought to distance itself from the Françafrique networks of the past while the Paris judiciary has conducted several investigations into property belonging to the Bongo clan...


Paris sends Sahel signal

More than 30 African leaders meet today (13 January) in Bamako marking President François Hollande's farewell to the continent and a restatement of France's commitment to fight jihadism in the region...


The scramble for the spoils

The deaths of the three French operatives prompted President François Hollande to confirm his government's involvement admitting that French forces were carrying out 'dangerous intelligence operations' in the country...


Old guards try new uniforms

Kaboré has also increased his foreign visits: he made a state visit to Paris in April meeting French President François Hollande; he went to Saudi Arabia in May where he reportedly promised Burkinabè troops for Riyadh's war in Yemen; and he went to Belgium in June looking for development aid...


Memories of regimes past

His main qualifications seem to have been his membership of France's Parti socialiste and writing a book to which French President François Hollande wrote the foreword...


Rabat's Cold War manoeuvre

Relations with French President François Hollande's government which were poor after a 2014 diplomatic spat have revived as France has sought Morocco's expertise in tackling threats from jihadists...


Drawing a line in Libya

France's President François Hollande Italian Premier Matteo Renzi and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron – said to be 'still very interested in Libya' despite his current European preoccupation – are driving Libya policy as the 'P-3' grouping at the same time as they are deeply involved in efforts to stem the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean...

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