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France-Africa Business Forum Opens Amid Questions Over How the French Can Compete Against the Chinese

The two-day Africa Ambition 2019 event will be held at the French Finance Ministry in Paris.

The two-day Ambition Africa forum that gets underway today at the Ministry of Finance in Paris is intended to inject new energy into French business ventures in Africa that have increasingly been sidelined by Chinese and other competitors on the continent.

With France’s economy faltering amid heightened unemployment, rising deficits and a slowing economy, President Emmanuel Macron is turning to international trade as a way to help jump start the economy, said François Ndengwe, chairman of the African Advisory Board.

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