The French government announced that a new military operation, spanning five countries in the Sahel region of North Africa, will start at the beginning of August.
French President François Hollande was in Chad on Saturday in a visit to prepare the launching of a new headquarters for French forces in the Sahel region.
Nine performers, eight from Burkina Faso and one from France, act, sing and play their way through a trans-continental bridge-building production
"The world is in mourning" for Nelson Mandela, French President François Hollande told a summit on peace and security in Africa as it opened on Friday.
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In the Western media images of Africa have been characterised by famine and conflict, while the discussion of poverty in African countries often overlooks the realities of everyday life.
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.
France has condemned "violence and extra-judicial arrests" committed against black citizens in Kidal in northestern Mali, calling on all parties there to exercise restraint.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was to meet Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré on Saturday after declaring France’s task in Mali 70 per cent accomplished.
At least five people were killed in a gold mining village on the Senegal/Mali border late Wednesday night when Malians clashed with Burkina Faso nationals.