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French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said France hopes to end military operations in the Central African Republic during this year.
31/01/2016 - France

'France hopes to end military operations in Central African Republic this year'

Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said today that France hopes to end its military operation in the Central African Republic this year.

African press review 6 January 2015

South African meat producers accuse their colleagues in the chicken sector of protecting their own interests and endangering national agriculture.
Preparations at polling stations in Bangui, Central African Republic
30/12/2015 - Central African Republic

Voters go to polls to rebuild Central African Republic

Voting has begun in the Central African Republic to elect a president and usher in stability after years of sectarian violence. Lines formed at polling stations in the capital Bangui amid heavy security.


French press review 30 December 2015

French press watches high-risk elections in the Central African Republic; the constitutionality of stripping terrorists of their dual nationality; American doctor denounces the fallacy of prison ...
09/12/2015 - France - South Africa - Namibia - Central African Republic

French nuclear giant Areva accused of bribery in South Africa, Namibia, Central African Republic

Anti-corruption NGO Sherpa has filed a case against French nuclear power multinational Areva, alleging corruption related to a mining deal involving assets in South Africa, Namibia and the Central ...
A French soldier in the Central African Republic
08/12/2015 - Central African Republic - FRANCE

French soldiers questioned over Central Africa rape allegations

Four French soldiers were questioned in relation to accusations of paedophilia in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Tuesday in Paris, sources say.
Pope Francis addresses attendees in the opening ceremony to commence a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Develop
25/11/2015 - AFRICA

Agenda of Pope Francis' five-day visit to Africa

During the visits to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, Pope Francis is expected to hold public masses, meet religious and political leaders and promote a message of reconciliation and ...
French and UN troops on the streets of Bangui
11/11/2015 - FRANCE - vatican - central african republic

France presses Pope to cancel Central African Republic visit

The French army is trying to persuade Pope Francis to scrap a visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) at the end of the month, just before a referendum and elections are due to take place, and is ...

French press review 20 October 2015

President Hollande says he's earnest about wanting social dialogue despite charges that he is playing politics; African Muslims prepare for Pope Francis' African tour; and Michel Platini shoots ...
Central African Republic neglected by the international community? Analysis
06/10/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Central African Republic neglected by the international community? Analysis

In the Central African Republic, protests, clashes, reprisal attacks and armed conflict were sparked recently by the killing of a Muslim taxi driver in Bangui.