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22/07/2014 - France - Sahel

Operation Barkhane increases French influence in the Sahel

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.

François Hollande meets Ivorians in Abidjan on Friday
19/07/2014 - France - Mali - Niger - Chad

Hollande in Chad ahead of Sahel anti-jihadi base launch

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.

A Night at the Presidency, a look at contemporary Africa
23/03/2014 - Culture in France

A Night at the Presidency, a look at contemporary Africa

Nine performers, eight from Burkina Faso and one from France, act, sing and play their way through a trans-continental bridge-building production

06/12/2013 - France - Africa summit

France strives to keep African influence at Paris summit

"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.


African press review 20 November 2013

Algeria weaves World Cup magic. In Uganda Besigye dodges the cops but Lukwago doesn't. The US beefs up its east African bases. Kenya says no to ICC video links and falls out with the UK.

Real life in there of Africa's poorest countries
22/08/2013 - African news explained

Real life in there of Africa's poorest countries

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.

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.

03/06/2013 - France - Mali

France condemns anti-black violence in Kidal, Mali

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.

09/03/2013 - France - Mali - Burkina Faso

Le Drian declares Mali jihadis 70 per cent wiped out, heads for Ouagadougou

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.

08/03/2013 - Report: Mali - Senegal

Five killed when Malians clash with Burkinabé in Senegal gold-rush village

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.