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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.
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 in ...
A French military helicopter escorts the vehicle of Malian Prime Minister Moussa Mara on a visit to Kidal this weekend
21/05/2014 - France - Mali

France to put off Mali redeployment after Kidal clashes

France is to delay plans to redeploy troops in northern Mali to other countries in the Sahel region following the weekend’s clashes between Tuareg separatists and Malian troops.

French President François Hollande (R) and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan attend a joint news conference following the African Security Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, May 17, 2014.
18/05/2014 - France-Nigeria-Cameroon

African leaders declare 'war' on Al-Qaeda-linked Boko Haram

African leaders meeting in Paris have pledged to wage war on Boko Haram islamist militants, suspected of having links with other terrorist organizations.
French President Francois Hollande (C) poses for a familly photo with  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, African leaders and EU representatives, May 17, 2014.
17/05/2014 - France-Nigeria

Global strategy against Boko Haram adopted at Paris security summit

African and Western leaders agreed on Saturday to combine their intelligence information and defence mechanisms in a bid to reduce the security risk posed by Boko Haram.
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