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France, Germany plan security, economic alliance in Africa

Published on Apr 3, 2014 12:04 AM

BRUSSELS (AFP) - France and Germany announced a new plan at an EU-Africa summit Wednesday to work as allies in Africa on three fronts - security, development and climate change.

"France and Germany can act on these three subjects," said French President Francois Hollande speaking alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. "We want to deploy our friendship on the ground" in Africa.