President of France Emmanuel Macron (left) and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed meet at the premier’s office in Addis Ababa. Photo: EPA
President of France Emmanuel Macron (left) and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed meet at the premier’s office in Addis Ababa. Photo: EPA

French President Emmanuel Macron visits East Africa as China presses on with ‘belt and road’ plan

  • French president in former colony of Djibouti promising ‘respectful’ partnership
  • Macron commits US$100 million to help landlocked Ethiopia build its navy

President of France Emmanuel Macron (left) and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed meet at the premier’s office in Addis Ababa. Photo: EPA
President of France Emmanuel Macron (left) and the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed meet at the premier’s office in Addis Ababa. Photo: EPA
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