Can French Policies in Africa Change for the Better?

The newest resident of the Elysee Palace, Emmanuel Macron, is on a three-day visit to the continent. He is seeking a clear departure from the policies of his predecessors but Congolese political scientist, Tumba Shango Lokoho, says "France has long been pursuing a schizophrenic Africa policy," He says  that "there needs to be a renewal in discourse, but the African heads of state, who are often in office for a long time, are strategic partners in France." It's through them that France got involved, he says.

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French president Emmanuel Macron and his Burkinabé counterpart Roch Kaboré à Ouagadougou.

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