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Nigeria/France: Le Nouveau Chapitre

Nigeria/France: Le Nouveau Chapitre

President Macron is pushing French companies out of their comfort zones and into Nigeria, to try to build a new generation of Franco-Nigerian industrial partnerships. Gathering six of Nigeria's biggest entrepreneurs at Versailles on 28 June is only the start.

Nigeria: Macron banks on Rabiu to dodge Sahel trap

France's President Emmanuel Macron spent a formative period in Nigeria and is now pushing French corporates to seek opportunities beyond their comfort zone. The Choose France summit of global business leaders held at Versailles on 28 June will be noticeable for a special Nigeria event, which will bring together leading Nigerian and French industrialists. Nigeria is the only country receiving this treatment at Choose France: a sign of how important France's economic diplomacy in Nigeria is to Emmanuel Macron.