What’s behind the French chief’s go to to central Africa? , Politics
France has already introduced it is cutting down its army presence on the African continent.
French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting 4 nations in central Africa.
He is hoping to regain affect on a continent the place the previous colonial energy now faces competitors from different nations, notably China and Russia.
Macron says he needs to reset ties – promising a brand new partnership of equals.
He is visiting international locations he hasn’t been to earlier than: Gabon, Angola, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
France has introduced it is scaling again its army presence on the continent – pulling out of Mali, the Central African Republic and Burkina Faso, the place the federal government ordered its troops out.
So, can Macron enhance relations with African nations?
Presenter: Tom McRae
Lara Marlowe – Writer and journalist based mostly in France, masking occasions there and serving as a overseas correspondent for a few years
Marie-Roger Biloa – President of Africa Worldwide Media Group and an Africa affairs analyst
Marisa Lourenco – Political danger analyst specializing within the Horn of Africa