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Le président français, Emmanuel Macron, à droite, et le président du Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kabore, à l’Élysée, à Paris, en novembre. Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images

La France souhaite améliorer ses relations avec l’Afrique, mais elle s’y prend mal

L'approche de Macron à l'égard de la politique africaine s'inspire des stratégies des années 50 en raison notamment des similutudes avec la période qui a suivi la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and President of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the Elysee Palace, in Paris in November. Antoine Gyori/Corbis via Getty Images

France wants to fix its relations with Africa. But it’s going about it the wrong way

Macron’s approach to Africa policy emulates the 1950’s strategies. Why? A big part of the answer can be found in the fact that today’s global circumstances are similar to those of post-World War II.
French President Emmanuel Macron talks to U.S. President Joe Biden at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters in Brussels on June 14, 2021. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

French outrage over US submarine deal will not sink a longstanding alliance

Despite a ‘major breach of trust,’ the recent spat between France and the US corresponds to a long cycle of conflict and rapprochement between the two countries.

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