Emmanuel Macron was the recipient of a letter on Monday from nearly 100 senators from across France’s political spectrum. The signatories lamented the ‘failures and setbacks’ of the Republic’s policy in Africa in recent years and called on the president to rethink French strategy on the continent. Listing some of these failures – the rejection of France by Mali, the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso and, most recently, Niger – the cross-party group warned that there could be more trouble in store in the Ivory Coast and Senegal, where anti-French sentiment is growing.
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