Macron’s Smears Show How Desperate France Has Become to Regain Its Lost Influence in Africa

Macron’s Smears Show How Desperate France Has Become to Regain Its Lost Influence in Africa

Long gone is the time when France could leverage its network of influence in “Françafrique” to turn hearts and minds against its geopolitical opponents like Russia, not to mention the ease with which it was previously able to pull off countless coups there for protecting its interests. Instead, all that its head of state can…

‘If We Don’t End the War, War will End Us’*

‘If We Don’t End the War, War will End Us’*

Europe now is stuck ‘up to the gills’ with wide-ranging economic sanctions on Russia, and unable to confront the consequences. Emmanuel Macron irritated many people (just as Kissinger did at the WEF), when he said, ‘we should not humiliate Vladimir Putin’, because there must be a negotiated settlement. This has been French policy from early…

After the Fiasco in Africa, Macron “Improves” His Image via Ukraine

After the Fiasco in Africa, Macron “Improves” His Image via Ukraine

The President of France, amidst the failures of his policy in Africa, after just taking up the rotating post of President of the European Union, tried without much success to “restart” relations with the Dark Continent, in particular through strengthening the EU’s ties with the African Union. However, in reality, apart from declarative appeals, he has…

Could this West African Country Become Macron’s Waterloo?

Could this West African Country Become Macron’s Waterloo?

Most pollsters believe that Emmanuel Macron will be re-elected president of France in April. Although he has not yet officially declared his candidacy, saying that he will leave it until “the last quarter of an hour” before deciding, the likelihood of his re-election grows with every passing month. Macron’s opponents are increasingly agitated by what…