Macron lands in Cameroon at start of Africa tour

STORY: Emmanuel Macron touched down in Cameroon late on Monday (July 25).

This is the first leg in the French President's trip to three African nations, against the backdrop of war in Ukraine.

The continent, which has largely refused to join Western condemnation and sanctions on Russia, is being diplomatically courted by both sides in the conflict.

This week Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is on a tour of four African countries.

U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer is heading to Egypt and Ethiopia.

And after Cameroon, Macron plans to visit Benin and Guinea Bissau.

The French president was greeted in Cameroon's capital Yaounde by Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute.

He's also expected to meet with President Paul Biya.

Talks will focus on the food crisis caused by the Ukraine conflict, as well as preparations for the next Africa-France summit.

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