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French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, March 13, 2019 (AP photo by Khalil Senosi).

Macron Covers New Ground in East Africa, but France’s Basic Message Is the Same

Friday, March 15, 2019

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, WPR Senior Editor Robbie Corey-Boulet curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

French President Emmanuel Macron’s latest Africa trip took him to a region where France doesn’t wield much influence. But the themes he stressed over four days in Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya this week were familiar, underscoring the priorities of a government that, while unhappy with certain aspects of its role in Africa, has no plans to fundamentally alter it. ...

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