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French foreign minister Laurent Fabius.
22/02/2015 - France - Niger

French Foreign Minister in Niger to present anti-Boko Haram strategy

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived Sunday morning in Niamey after visiting Chad and Cameroon on Saturday.

Chadian soldiers participate in the opening ceremony of Flintlock 2015, an exercise organized by the US military in Ndjamena February 16, 2015. The "Flintlock" manoeuvres unfold as Chad and four neighbouring states prepare a taskforce to take on Boko Haram
21/02/2015 - France - Chad - Cameroon - Niger

French Foreign Minister touring African countries affected by Boko Haram

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius visited Chad on Saturday before travelling to Cameroon and Niger in a show of solidarity with the three French-speaking countries increasingly affected by Boko ...
20/02/2015 - Nigeria - United States

US reluctant to provide lethal equipment to Nigeria for fight against Boko Haram, interview former top US diplomat for Africa

Johnnie Carson, the former US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, has told RFI that the US is unwilling to provide lethal weaponry to Nigeria in their fight against the ...
15/02/2015 - Nigeria - Boko Haram

West Africa must fight Nigeria's Boko Haram with international support, interview UN Special Representative

UN Special Representative for West Africa Mohammed Ibn Chambas has urged Lake Chad basin countries to “aggressively” tackle Nigerian militant group Boko Haram themselves.
Cameroonian city of Bamenda struggles with water shortage
05/02/2015 - International report

Cameroonian city of Bamenda struggles with water shortage

In Cameroon the prolonged shortage of potable water is a major challenge facing the inhabitants of Bamenda. For three months now most inhabitants have had to travel long distances to fetch water.
Guinea's team celebrate a goal against Côte d'Ivoire.
28/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Guinea’s Elephants defiant ahead of Mali match

Samuel Eto’o hobbled like an old man near a corner post after a goal for Chelsea against Tottenham in March 2014, it was hailed as a cheeky riposte to his manager José Mourinho who had ...
Congo's players celebrate and dance after they won their Group A soccer match against Gabon in the African Cup of Nations in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, 21 January 2015
22/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Red card for Gervinho, draw for Guinea and win for Congo on day five of CAN

On day five of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) Gervinho apologised for a tantrum that brought him the red card, Equatorial Guinea disappointed against Burkina Faso, Congo had their first win in 30 ...
Seydou Keita played his 100th game for his country on day four of ACN
21/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Senegal celebrates as Ghana licks its wounds, Keita plays 100th game for Mali, Zambia ready for Tunisia

On day four at the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Senegal celebrated their first CAN win for five years while Ghana licked their wounds, favourites fail to shine and Zambia’s coach boasted ...
19/12/2014

African press review 19 December 2014

Boko Haram kidnaps more women and children, as Nigeria's security services struggle to contain the Islamist insurgency. And - Live on TV!
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said there should be better coordination among security forces of countries in Africa
15/12/2014 - FRANCE/AFRICA

Le Drian urges African countries to combine efforts against jihadist threat

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made the appeal at a security conference in Senegal on Monday.

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