After Mali, the Central African Republic and Burkina Faso, the France is forced to recall its soldiers and its ambassador from Niger. The decision, realistic, validates de facto the coup d'état of the military, while the France refused until then to recognize any power other than that of the elected president, Mohamed Bazoum, kidnapped by the junta. If we add the fact that Morocco refused humanitarian aid from the France after the earthquake, that Tunisia opens its borders wide to migrants despite appeals from Paris and money from Europe, and that Algeria has remained deaf to the overtures of Paris, we see how much the France has lost the initiative in Africa.
Does Emmanuel Macron have a responsibility in this fiasco?
In his speech in Ouagadougou in 2017, Emmanuel Macron had nevertheless placed himself on the side of history, saying his desire to clean up relations between Paris and its former colonies, to give back the initiative to Africans and to settle accounts on the continent by putting an end to what remained of Françafrique. "Our will...
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