France is investing top for a new global financial pact in a desperate attempt to secure its interests in Africa.
Despite French President Emmanuel Macron’s statements that the era of his country’s meddling in Africa was “well over,” France — and the West in general — is losing influence on the continent year after year.
Meanwhile, Russia, China, Turkey and other players are emerging.
Next month, France will host the summit for a new global financial pact, which aims to restore relations between the global north and the global south. But is it too little, too late?
Host Steve Clemons speaks with France’s development minister, Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, about his country’s efforts to rethink its relationship with Africa.