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French press review 31 May 2014

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Demonstrators call for Burundian troops to leave the country on Thursday
30/05/2014 - Central African Republic - France

Three killed as thousands protest in Central African Republic capital

Two demonstrators were killed and at least three wounded in the Central African Republic’s capital, Bangui, on Friday morning during protests demanding the resignation of President Catherine ...


French press review 30 May 2014

There's bad news across the board for French President François Hollande today.

A man waves a machete at a protest against French troops in Bambari earlier this month
24/05/2014 - CAR - France

French troops clash with 'uncontrolled' Séléka in CAR

French troops clashed with “uncontrolled elements” of Séléka militias in the Central African Republic town of Bambara on Saturday morning, France’s military has ...

François Hollande (R) and Joseph Kabila in Kinshasa in 2012
21/05/2014 - France - DRC

Hollande discusses Central Africa troop presence with DRC’s Kabila in Paris

French President François Hollande was expected to urge Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) leader Joseph Kabila to keep troops in the strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) at a meeting ...

Tribute to French photojournalist Camille Lepage
17/05/2014 - African Media

Tribute to French photojournalist Camille Lepage

Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders, pays tribute to French photojournalist Camille Lepage killed while on assignment in the Central African Republic.

Camille Lepage in Damara in the CAR in February
13/05/2014 - France - CAR

French photojournalist killed in Central African Republic

A French journalist has been killed in the Central African Republic (CAR), a statement from French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.

12/05/2014 - Interview: Uganda

Uganda’s foreign minister sets his sights on UN presidency, announces troops for CAR

Uganda’s foreign minister Sam Kutesa visited Paris on Friday to drum up support for his bid to become president of the UN General Assembly.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Côte d'Ivoire
12/05/2014 - France - Senegal

French Defence Minister Le Drian in Senegal to boost west Africa anti-terror efforts

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday met Senegalese President Macky Sall as France beefs up its counter-terror efforts in west Africa.

A French patriol in Boda, CAR
06/05/2014 - Central African Republic - France

French army kill several militamen in north CAR clash

French troops killed several militiamen in a clash in the north of the Central African Republic, the French army announced on Tuesday.