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Merkel’s mission in Africa:
in the Sahel to save the UE (and herself). Irritating Paris.


To understand how the migration issue and, in particular, the flow of migrants from Africa matter on the political future of the European Union and its member states, faced with important electoral eves (France and Germany in the lead), simply take the unexpected diplomatic dynamism of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Sahel region of Africa.   

Although it is true that from May 2014 with the approval of a new strategy for Africa, Berlin has relaunched its political and economic role in the continent, there is no doubt that what happened from October 10 to 16 is quite exceptional.

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