François Hollande, French president, introduces his delegation to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma during a summit between the two leaders in Pretoria. France has agreed to lend €100m to South African state power utility Eskom to help it finance solar power projects in Africa’s largest economy, according to a communiqué. The deal will be signed as a part of the summit. Read more
French President François Hollande (centre) disembarks from a helicopter during his visit to the international Paris air show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, France on Friday
A soldier stands guard in front of a French (r) and Chinese national flag (l) at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Thursday. French President François Hollande arrived in Beijing on a trip aimed at boosting exports to China, with hopes that deals can be reached over the sale of aircraft and nuclear power.
Protesters demonstrate against a bill to reform the country’s labour laws based on an agreement reached between employers and unions, on April 9 2013 in Lyon. The bill is designed to give more flexibility to employers but also to offer more protection to employees, a key concern of French unions. The banner reads “no to all laws of social regression”. Read more