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France's president announces "major turning point" in defense relations with Africa

France's president announces "major turning point" in defense relations with Africa

French President Nicolas Sarkozy plans a major overhaul of his country's policy toward African countries.
According to Sarkozy's speech to the South African parliament Thursday, France's policies should "reflect the Africa of today and not the Africa of yesterday."
He says the former colonial power has no interest in keeping forces in Africa indefinitely.
France has thousands of troops at four military bases in Africa. Sarkozy says the military presence is based on out-of-date accords.


Updated : 2021-05-13 00:41 GMT+08:00