Tag: Emmanuel Macron

Assessing the security situation in Africa’s Sahel region

The G5 Sahel military alliance comprising of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger are due to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez today in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott. The summit is a follow-up to talks in the French city of Pau in January that gave a political reboot of war against the jihadists. Dennis Amachree, CEO of Zoomlens Security Solutions joins CNBC Africa for more.

West Africa renames CFA franc but keeps it pegged to euro, what you need to know…

West Africa’s monetary union has agreed with France to rename its CFA franc the Eco and cut some of the financial links with Paris that have underpinned the region’s common currency since its creation soon World War Two.

Global Gender Summit: Phillipe Lacoste: There is more political will to lend more to women

French President, Emmanuel Macron and G7 leaders approved a $251 million package in support of African Development Bank's (AfDB) Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative earlier in August. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor spoke to Phillipe Lacoste, Director for Sustainable Development at the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to discuss the importance of this initiative for Africa.

Britain, France remembers D-Day

The eye of the world was on Europe this morning as it paused to remember the hundreds of thousands of men and women who fought on the beaches of Normandy in the biggest invasion in history. More than 150,000 allied soldiers – including many Africans and Indians – landed on the beaches to usher in the end of World War Two just under a year later in May 1945. It was an emotional ceremony with British Prime Minister Teresa May and French Premier Emmanuel Macron.

France and Germany are uprooting the pillars of the European Union

Even if French President Emmanuel Macron somehow beats the odds and remains in office, the ill-fated French-German couple is already condemned as a terminally dysfunctional engine of EU management, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

President Macron visits Fela Kuti’s Afrika shrine in Lagos

French President Emmanuel Macron first visited the Afrika shrine in Lagos as a 23 year old when he was interning in the French Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory. He says that back then he never imagined he'd come back to it as the President of France. CNBC Africa's Damilola Ade-Odiachi brings us this report.

Macron’s plans for Africa

The Tony Elumelu Foundation hosted President of France, Emmanuel Macron and over 2,000 budding entrepreneurs from across Africa on Wednesday, where Macron disclosed France's investment plans.

French President Macron visits music legend Fela Kuti’s nightclub

President Macron made an iconic stop at the Afrika Shrine; a nightclub founded by legendary Nigerian Afrobeat star Fela Kuti, where he announced the planned launch of the "Season of African cultures 2020". The event is intended to be the face of African culture in Europe. When asked about previous visits to the legendary Lagos club, Macron said: “I can’t tell you everything that happened when I used to come to the Shrine because what happens at the Shrine stays at the Shrine.”
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