Francis Laloupo
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Francis Laloupo

Francis Laloupo is an associate research fellow at IRIS, specializing in the geopolitics of Africa and emerging conflicts. He especially contributes to IRIS Africa/s Programme.


Honorary journalist and geopolitics teacher, Francis Laloupo has directed several publications and editorial offices (Taxi Ville, Le Nouvel Afrique-Asie, Continental magazine, among others). In the audiovisual sector, he was Director of information at Africa N°1, columnist and editorialist at France Inter and France Ô. He has been an editorialist for TV5 Monde since 2000 and currently works as a consultant for several audiovisual media.


He had been a lecturer in African geopolitics at the ESSEC business school for ten years and then joined the teaching staff of the Institut pratique de journalisme (IPJ Paris Dauphine) in 2006 as a professor of geopolitics and international relations. He also taught international institutions, as well as a module entitled « Major contemporary issues ». He is now a lecturer at IRIS Sup’, in the module « Geoeconomics / Understanding the international environment ». As such, he is the author of the textbook « Understanding the economic challenges and opportunities of the African continent ».
President of the Observatory of Reforms and Geopolitics Africa-Europe (ORGAPE), his lectures focus on the history and political systems of the African continent, the dynamics of international politics, emerging conflicts and resolution systems, information management in conflict and post-conflict situations.


Francis Laloupo is the author of political essays and works, including Blues Démocratique, 1990-2020 (Karthala, 2022), France-Afrique, la rupture maintenant? (Acoria, 2013), L’Union africaine vue à travers les médias africains – Problématique du récit panafricain (GME Commission de l’Union africaine, 2013), La Conférence nationale au Bénin, un concept nouveau de changement de régime politique (Centre d’étude d’Afrique Noire de l’Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux-Talence, 1993).