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A ‘New Cold War’ as Russia, France and the US vie for influence in Africa

Russian, French and American leaders are criss-crossing Africa to win support for their positions on the war in Ukraine, waging what some say is the most intense competition for influence on the continent since the Cold War. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French President Emmanuel Macron are each visiting several African countries this week. Samantha Power, director of the…

Questions about human rights in Cameroon during Macron’s visit

Emmanuel Macron traveled to Cameroon on Monday to launch an African tour that will also take the French president to Benin and Guinea-Bissau. Macron's trip focuses on food security, French investments and governance. The latter is a tricky one ahead of his meeting with 89-year-old Cameroonian President Paul Biya, who has been in power for four decades as the country braces for an uncertain succession.…

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