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Nicolas Sarkozy (Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa)

Date of Birth: 28 January 1955
Place of Birth: Paris, France


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Elysée tries to reset history

While President Nicolas Sarkozy instigated a post-genocide rapprochement with Rwanda in 2010 he hardly hid his sympathy for old françafrique allies such as Ali Bongo Ondimba in Gabon and he stuck to the traditional positive portrayal of colonial rule in Algeria...


Emmanuel l'Africain II

Initial reform efforts launched in the 1990s later faltered under presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy...


Steinmetz's empire unravels

In the deal brokered by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Niron promised to pay Guinea $50m for the Zogota licence and Guinea dropped criminal charges against Steinmetz's associates withdrew from the Swiss criminal prosecution and froze the Paris arbitration...


Condé’s iron resolve

Steinmetz's public relations received a boost in February 2019 when Condé performed an about-turn agreeing to cease involvement in the Swiss criminal prosecution in a kiss-and-make-up deal personally brokered by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy (AC Vol 60 No 5 A surprise reunion)...


Steinmetz deal bears fruit

Ouattara used the good offices of French former President Nicolas Sarkozy to approach Steinmetz...


Genocide manhunt goes on

For years the French authorities dragged their heels in sharing information with international investigators about suspected Rwandan génocidaires on French soil but under President Nicolas Sarkozy and even more so under President Emmanuel Macron France's stance towards Rwanda has undergone a 180-degree pivot and Paris now strongly supports President Paul Kagame (AC Vol 58 No 20 Justice and jurisdictions)...


Condé bids for third term

Conakry also played host to a series of more democratically inclined old friends including Tony Blair and two former French presidents: François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy who had reportedly brokered the truce between Condé's government and the Israel-based minerals magnate Beny Steinmetz after a protracted battle over the unexplored iron ore reserves in Guinea's remote southeast (AC Vol 60 No 5 A surprise reunion)...


A surprise reunion

Yet this settlement which was brokered by former French President Nicolas Sarkozy may have been worth as little as $50 million AC understands...


Adieu à Françafrique

Vincent Bolloré's friendship with the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been well documented (AC Vol 48 No 10 L'Avenir c'est Sarko)...


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