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France's Le Pen calls for end to 'Francafrique' relations, CFA franc currency.

N'DJAMENA - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen pledged on Wednesday to break with her country's decades-old relationship with Africa known as "Francafrique" and abolish the CFA franc currency policy that binds Paris and its former colonies.

- Reuters - US

Le Pen visit to Chad causes outcry.

The French far-right presidential candidate has positioned herself as a champion of African sovereignty. But her visit to the French military base in N'Djamena was condemned by some local politicians.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Microsoft really wants those MongoDB devs to move to DocumentDB.

Mongo's wire protocol gets support, and there's a new connector for Spark too Microsoft reeeaally wants MongoDB developers to get onto Azure, and as such has announced support for Mongo's wire protocol for those who've declined offers to migrate to DocumentDB.…

- TheRegister - UK