French presidency appoints new Sahel special envoy

Di Vincenzo Santo*

(Da Africa Intelligence – 1° settembre 2017)

Abidjan. After having been tipped to become French ambassador in Abidjan before the job went to Gilles Huberson, diplomat Jean-Marc Chataigner is now expected to become French president Emmanuel Macron’s special envoy for security and development in the Sahel. Chataigner, who is currently director general at the Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD), will serve as the French presidency’s point of contact for all subjects related to the Sahel zone, not just for security, diplomatic and economic questions. (…)

Jean-Marc Chataigner

*Generale CA ris