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Following his last speech on the new axes of France's African policy, Emmanuel Macron visits four Central African countries: Gabon, Angola, Congo, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a context of regional instability and rising anti-French sentiment, the President discusses new forms of partnership with his African counterparts.

The economic, social, and political changes facing sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) reveal many challenges: urban transition, energy and security issues, democratic developments, and the African policies of SSA's main partners are among the issues closely followed by Ifri researchers.


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By: Céline PAJON, cited by Maria Siow for the South China Morning Post

Japan has been investing in the continent for longer than China and applies international standards to its infrastructure financing, analysts said. Its pockets may not be as deep, but its support of good governance and democratic principles makes it a tempting development partner for...


After several decades of reforms, the situation in centralized power sectors has hardly changed. The sub-Saharan power sector remains underdeveloped, and power sectors are experiencing significant financial difficulties that have been further exacerbated first by the effects of the pandemic...


Addressing remotely the 8th Japan-Africa TICAD Summit held in Tunis between August 27th and 28th, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida pledged $30 billion in public and private contributions to the African continent over the course of the next three years. This is a quite a remarkable...


Laying the foundation for the Eighth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi held talks on 28 March 2022 with ministers from 50 African nations. Hayashi expressed concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine had...