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Ex French President, Nicolas Sarkozy’s Recent Visit To The Continent Angered Internet Users

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is he one of the most hated French in Africa? This is what many people have seen as a result of their reactions on social networks. According to our colleagues from Jeune Afrique, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy recently visited Africa, specifically in Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire on January 15 and 16. He spoke with Paul Kagame and Alassane Ouattara.


But an important frank African youth who took note of this trip to the African soil of the French president did not take it well. For some, street demonstrations should be organized to express some dissatisfaction with the presence of Nicolas Sarkozy in Africa for at least two reasons: not only because it would have contributed to the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime but also to that of Laurent Gbagbo in Côte d’Ivoire.


Despite this anger in the virtual world, it must be said that this brief private visit to these two African countries took place in very good conditions. Even if the relations between France and Rwanda remain tense, this did not prevent Nicolas to renew all his friendships and the relationship of trust with Paul Kagame.

According to one of his relatives, “he has maintained a bond of trust with Paul Kagame”. He was, in 2010, the first French president and the only one in office who has been to Rwanda since the 1994 genocide. Sarkozy has also acknowledged “serious errors of appreciation” and “a form of blindness” from Paris.

It was for three hours that the former French president exchanged with Paul Kagame during an interview and lunch.

After visiting the Inema art gallery and spending the night in Kigali, Nicolas Sarkozy continued his journey, on January 16th, to Abidjan, in a private jet.

He had lunch with Alassane Ouattara, Amadou Coulibaly, Prime Minister Hamed Bakayoko, the Minister of Defense and Patrick Achi, Secretary General of the Presidency.


Written by How Africa

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