France promises €100 million to C.A.R as Touadera wraps up visit

France promises €100 million to C.A.R as Touadera wraps up visit

France says it has committed €100 million to development initiatives in the Central African Republic (CAR), including road infrastructure projects in the north and east regions of the country. Funds also will be used to improve the situation in Bambari, RFI Africa reports. The announcement came as President Faustin-Archange Touadera…

French authorities say injured Egyptian is behind Louvre attack

French authorities say injured Egyptian is behind Louvre attack

Authorities in France say a 29-year-old Egyptian is responsible for the attack Friday morning at the Louvre Museum in Paris, and he remains in the hospital with injuries. Prosecutor François Molins, speaking at a press conference, said the suspect was tentatively identified through his cellphone. He was not previously known…

François Hollande’s Legacy in Africa

François Hollande’s Legacy in Africa

In recent history, few world leaders have been as unpopular as France’s François Hollande. Rising unemployment, tabloid scandals, unpopular legal reforms, and a faltering economy have all led the President to confirm that he won’t stand for re-election in 2017. While Hollande’s presidency has been ridiculed in France, his legacy…

Arnaud is a French freelance writer with an African heart who has lived in 10 different Sub-Saharan countries in the past decade. He is currently based in Paris.