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French President François Hollande with Cameroon's Paul Biya on Friday
04/07/2015 - CAMEROoN - FRANCE - NIGERIA

Hollande offers to host anti-Boko Haram summit on Cameroon visit

French President François Hollande has offered to host a summit of countries fighting Nigeria's Boko Haram armed Islamists on a visit to Cameroon.
French President François Hollande arrives in Luanda, 2 July 2015
03/07/2015 - ANGOLA - FRANCE

Hollande praises Angola's stability on business-centred visit

French President François Hollande praised Angola as a force for stability in Africa during a visit to the oil-rich country on Friday.
Benin's President Thomas Yayi welcomes François Hollande to Cotonou on Wednesday night

Hollande praises France-friendly Benin on whistle-stop Africa tour

French President François Hollande arrived in Benin at half-past midnight on Wednesday to start a whistle-stop tour that will also take him to Angola and Cameroon.

'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
The Mémorial ACTe at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Hollande inaugurates world's largest slavery memorial in French West Indies

France's President François Hollande inaugurated the largest slavery memorial in the world on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe on Sunday.
Régis Kole reflects on the present
25/01/2015 - World music matters

Régis Kole reflects on the present

In this week's edition of World Music Matters, Beninese singer-songwriter Régis Kole talks about the importance of living in the present as he releases his EP Here and Now.
French President François Hollande (R) and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan attend a joint news conference following the African Security Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, May 17, 2014.
18/05/2014 - France-Nigeria-Cameroon

African leaders declare 'war' on Al-Qaeda-linked Boko Haram

African leaders meeting in Paris have pledged to wage war on Boko Haram islamist militants, suspected of having links with other terrorist organizations.
French President François Hollande welcomes Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan as he arrives to attend the African Security Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, May 17, 2014
17/05/2014 - France - Nigeria

France hosts security summit to tackle Boko Haram

African leaders and representatives from the US and Britain attended a security summit in Paris on Saturday to elaborate a global strategy to combat Boko Haram.
Benin businessma Patrice Talon
15/05/2014 - Benin - France

Benin president pardons 'poison-plot' businessman who fled to France

Benin’s President Thomas Boni Yayi has pardoned a businessman who fled to France after being accused of trying to poison the leader and launch a coup along with his alleged accomplices, six of ...
"Tsiatsia  - searching for connection", an installation by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui, on the façade of the Royal Academy of Arts in Britain (2013)
10/05/2014 - Report: Culture

African contemporary artists make their mark

African art is most often symbolized by traditional masks and sculptures. But that is beginning to change as artists in Africa and the Diaspora make their mark on the contemporary art scene.