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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.
Military intervention by Rwanda and SADC only buys time for Mozambique to address lack of development in its northern region. EMIDIO JOZINE/AFP via Getty Images

How big is the Islamist threat in Mozambique? And why are Rwandan troops there?

Rwanda’s military intervention in Mozambique’s war against Islamic insurgents has included a request that Mozambique rein in Rwandan opposition members on its soil

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