More on Guptagate in the South African press, while the large number of child bride marriages in Chad and Niger is another big story today...
Around 20,000 visitors paid a visit to the African Fair, held the weekend of 5-7 April in Paris.
In an interview with RFI, ousted Central African Republic president François Bozizé insisted that Chad was behind the recent coup in which he was overthrown.
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.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited the “last bastions” Islamist militias in northern Mali on a surprise visit Thursday.
An Al Qaeda source has confirmed the death in Mali of Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, one of the leaders of Aqim, (al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb).
Algerian and Chadian officials in Mali say reports that Islamist militants Mokhtar Belmokhtar and Abdelhamid Abou Zeid are dead could be false.
France has lost its third soldier in the Mali conflict.
After claiming that Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) leader Abou Zeid has died in north Mali, Chad now says that its troops have killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar.
Chadian officials claim their troops have killed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim)-aligned leader of the group that staged January's bloody operation at Algeria's In ...