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Areva boss Luc Oursel met Niger's President  Mahamadou Issoufou on Friday
08/03/2014 - Niger - France

'Significant advances' in Niger talks with French nuclear giant Areva

Niger's government and French nuclear giant Areva made "significant advances" in talks on Friday, both sides agreed after Areva boss Luc Oursel met President Mahamadou Issoufou along ...

The international arrest warrant for Innocent Musabyimana
26/02/2014 - France - Rwanda

Top French court blocks extradition of Rwandan genocide suspects

France's highest court has ruled against the extradition of three Rwandans wanted in Kigali for their alleged role in anti-Tutsi genocide in 1994.

Seleka fighters going to Bossangoa, where 60 people were killed in September
27/11/2013 - Analysis: France - CAR

Will French troops bring peace to Central African Republic?

France is to send hundreds more troops to the Central African Republic (CAR), a former colony racked by violence in the aftermath of this year's coup by the Séléka militias.

French troops on patrol in northern Mali
15/11/2013 - France - Senegal - Mali

France to appoint Dakar-based anti-terror czar for Sahel

France is to name an anti-terror czar for the Sahel region, to be based in Dakar, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced on a visit to the Senegalese capital Friday.

French President François Holland with Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta at the Elysée Palace
01/10/2013 - France - Mali

Mali's President Keita cuts short France visit after weekend of violence

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita cut short his visit to Paris on Tuesday because of a recent outbreak of violence in the north of his country and a protests by troops in Bamako.

Malian President Ibrahim Baboucar Keita greets Chad's Idriss Déby (L) at Bamako airport
19/09/2013 - Mali - France

Hollande attends IBK investiture as Mali faces post-war challenges

French President François Hollande arrived in Bamako on Thursday to attend ceremonies to mark the investiture of Mali's new president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

CAR transitional President Michel Djotodia (R)
19/09/2013 - France - Central African Republic

Hollande summons mini-summit on CAR during Mali visit

French President François Hollande hold a mini-summit on the Central African Republic (CAR) with the leaders of Gabon, Chad and Cameroon

Soldiers from the French Serval operation with Minusma troops
12/07/2013 - Slideshow: French Bastille Day rehearsal

Malian troops to lead France's Bastille Day parade

Troops from Mali and 12 other African countries will lead France’s annual Bastille Day parade in Paris, as François Hollande highlights his biggest policy success.

Jean-Yves Le Drian with French troops in Mali
14/06/2013 - Mali - France

Two French soldiers wounded as Mali violence continues, Le Drian

French troops continue to clash with armed Islamists in Mali with two French soldiers wounded this week, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told RFI Friday.

27/03/2013 - France

Watch out for fake champagne after thieves steal thousands of labels

A top Champagne-maker fears the market may be flooded with fakes after thieves robbed 16,000 labels, along with 3,700 bottles, from his winery in eastern France.

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