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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.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
26/01/2015 - Report: African Union Summit

African Union's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma slams human trafficking

As the 24th African Union Summit kicks off in the Ethiopian capital later this week on the 30th, today marked the first day of the 26th session of the Executive Council.

The Minusma blue helmets are a regular target of deadly attacks in Mali.
17/01/2015 - MALI

Terrorist attack against UN base in Mali

Gunman launched an attack against UN troops, the Minusma, in Mali on Saturday, killing one soldier and injuring a second - the latest in a series of terrorist attacks on the blue helmets.

A helicopter landing in the South-Kivu region in DR Congo in November 2014.
30/11/2014 - FRANCE - BURKINA FASO

French soldier dies in helicopter accident in Burkina Faso

A French special forces commando has died in Burkina Faso during a training flight, the French defence ministry announced Sunday.

Montreuil, on the outskirts of Paris, where a Chadian man set himself ablaze on 3, October, 2014.
04/10/2014 - France - Chad

Chadian man sets himself ablaze in French court

A Chadian man set himself ablaze on Friday inside a French court after his last chance at obtaining asylum was rejected, a court said.

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.
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