- Ghana will be hosting the president of France
- President Macron selected Ghana as part of two other African countries
President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has added Ghana to the list of three African countries he will be visiting.
His visit will see him visit Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Côte d'Ivoire as part of moves to revitalize France's image in Africa.
What this means is that France will be extending relations with Ghana on matters of business links, education, and sport rather than development aid.
In Burkina Faso on Tuesday the French president will deliver a speech on his Africa policy in front of 800 students at Ouagadougou University - a challenge, given that many Burkinabé resent the fact that France helped former president Blaise Compaoré flee to Côte d'Ivoire when he was toppled by massive demonstrations.
His final destination, Ghana, is a former British colony, not a French one, a sign that he has a "continental approach to Africa", according to his advisers.
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