The traditional France-Africa summit culminated in the city of Montpellier, which this time had a different format. The usual meeting between presidents was replaced by a meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and actors from the society of the attending countries. The agenda was focused on youth, civil society, climate change, mobility, the Francophone world, gender equality and sustainable development. A relaunch of relations between France and Africa.
In what state are the relations between France and the African continent? How beneficial is this new summit format? What balance can be made of the presence of France in North Africa? Have the wounds left by the painful colonial past begun to heal? The France-Africa summit is the topic that we analyze in this edition of The Debate with the help of our guests:
-Silvia Perazzo, Master in History with specialization in contemporary Africa.
-Okunini Msomi Moor, visiting professor at Florida Memorial University and historian of the African diaspora.
-And in the France 24 study we are accompanied by Aymeric Durez, assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.