Last year, there was a big fan fare when China organized the summit with African leaders, pampering them and making tem feel good. When Hu visited Africa, he signed several pacts with African countries, reaping the fruits of that summit.
Now it is the French turn. The Franco-African Summit used to celebrate relations with former colonies. Now France is trying to recreate thatnich in Africa.
Unfortunately for our president, Bashir found himself in the lime light and being lambasted left, right and center over Darfur! What a year for Sudan.