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French President Emmanuel Macron started his short address to the New Africa-France Summit on Friday on a self-deprecating note.

"Given that it’s a new summit, there shouldn’t be a president taking the floor," he told the 3,000-odd participants gathered in the Sud de France Arena in Montpellier. He did, however, remain on stage for a three-hour "conversation" with a dozen selected young leaders from around Africa...

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