French companies facing headwinds in Africa

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The figures are there: for years, France has been losing market share in Africa, conquered first by China, and now by other powers such as India, Turkey or Russia, especially in French-speaking countries. . However, French companies are not giving up and are trying with their means to keep contracts or obtain new ones, despite an anti-French feeling that is sometimes expressed in a very virulent way. This is the subject of our first debate.

In the second part of the show, we talk about the major energy issues, which have been in the news since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. In a context of generalized inflation, in the context also of global warming and questioning of fossil fuels, how can Africa position itself? How to develop renewable energies? The continent has the natural resources, but not necessarily the infrastructure and sufficient investment capacity.

A program recorded at the Africa Forum of the CIAN (French Council of Investors in Africa) and the newspaper L’Opinion.

Our guests :

Etienne GirosPresident of the CIAN (French Council of Investors in Africa)

Stéphanie Rivoal, President of the Africa Strategic Council of the Duval group, specializing in real estate, member of the Supervisory Board of Meridiam, former French Ambassador to Uganda and former President of Action Against Hunger

Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nze, Minister of Energy and Hydraulic Resources of Gabon, Minister of State, Government Spokesperson.

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