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Nick Ericsson Nick Ericsson | 11:17 UK time, Monday, 7 May 2012

I love Twitter. I know, it's an occupational requirement - but I really do. The more so last night when I heard the French election results from Twitter's little bird. The online conversation carried on for quite a while. Eventually, perhaps inevitably, it wandered into a discussion about what President Hollande will mean for Africa. Will his take on 'Francafrique' be an improvement on his predecessor's attitude to the continent? This opened a few old wounds. Remember, remember - warned a few tweeters - Sarkozy's words in Dakar in 2007. It could well be the case that anything's an improvement on that.

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