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France: Macron Looks to Drum Up Business in the Horn of Africa

MIN READMar 11, 2019 | 20:41 GMT

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Seeking business opportunities, French President Emmanuel Macron has beaten a path to the Horn of Africa. The French leader kicked off a regional tour with a visit to the tiny but geostrategically important country of Djibouti on March 11. Following Djibouti, Macron will visit regional heavyweight Ethiopia on March 12. Joining the president for his tour are a slew of representatives from more than 50 French companies. After Ethiopia, Macron will head to Kenya for the last leg of his trip, becoming the first French president to visit the East African powerhouse. While in Nairobi, Macron will preside over a conference as French companies ink a reported $3 billion worth of contracts....

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