hm not just France, but usA+France
Russia is just going through proxys as mentioned in the article [1
while usA wants to land directlyhttps://issafrica.org/iss-today/africom-may-be-looking-for-a-new-homehttps://distribution.arte.tv/fiche/AFRICOM__THE_USA_RETURNS_TO_AFRICA
is Russia even close operationally as usA in this respect?
26 August 2007 ~ Responsibility for operations on the African continent is currently divided among three distinct Commands: U.S. European Command, which has responsibility for nearly 43 African countries; U.S. Central Command, which has responsibility for Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya; and U.S. Pacific Command, which has responsibility for Madagascar, the Seychelles, and the countries off the coast of the Indian Ocean. Until December 2006 when the United States began to assist Ethiopia in its invasion of Somalia, all three existing Commands have maintained a relatively low-key presence, often using elite special operations forces to train, equip, and work alongside national militaries.
A new Africa Command, based potentially in or near oil-rich West Africa would consolidate these existing operations while also bringing international engagement, from development to diplomacy, even more in line with U.S. military objectives.