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New Caledonia unrest puts France's long-standing intelligence shortfalls back in the spotlight

Violent riots broke out in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia earlier this month.
Violent riots broke out in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia earlier this month. © Delphine Mayeur/Hans Lucas/Reuters
What did the French authorities know ahead of the latest outbreak of tensions in the overseas territory? While the interior ministry claims it saw the flare-up coming, there were clearly weaknesses in its intelligence processes. [...]
Published on 21.05.2024 at 15:00 GMT Reading time 5 minutes

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