France will reorganize military bases in Africa, says Macron
11 March 2023 | 5:02 am
Ahead of a trip to Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron has outlined plans for a "noticeable reduction" in France's troop presence on the continent. France also intends to co-run African bases with African countries.
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French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the withdrawal of more French soldiers from Africa as he begins a five-day trip to the region.
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