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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.

Angélique Kidjo and the women of Africa
13/04/2014 - World music matters

Angélique Kidjo and the women of Africa

Our guest on this week's World Music Matters is one of Africa's strongest voices in every sense of the word.
Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi
04/12/2013 - France - Benin

French court blocks extradition in alleged Benin assassination plot

A French appeal court has ruled against the extradition of Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, who is accused of plottting to kill President Thomas Boni Yayi.

Benin's President Thomas Yayi Boni
24/10/2013 - France - Benin

French court puts off Benin Talon extradition request

A French appeals court has postponed a ruling on an extradition request from Benin, which wants to try businessman Patrice Talon

Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, accused of plotting the murder of President
18/09/2013 - France - Benin

France considers extradition over alleged plot to poison Benin president

A French court was due to consider on Wednesday a request to extradite a Beninese businessman accused of plotting to poison President Thomas Boni Yayi.
President Yayi Boni dissolves his government - understanding the situation in Benin
13/08/2013 - African news explained

President Yayi Boni dissolves his government - understanding the situation in Benin

In Benin, President Thomas Yayi Boni has appointed a new cabinet following the surprise sacking of his entire government last Friday.
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault  with Malaysia's Najib Razak on a visit to the country this week
31/07/2013 - France - Africa

France to target 16 African countries for aid

France has rejigged its aid priorities with 16 African countries to receive the lion’s share of the 9.4 billion euros it is to give in 2013.