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A French soldier in the Central African Republic
04/09/2015 - Central African Republic - FRANCE

New Central Africa sex abuse accusation against French army

The French army faces a new charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the Central African Republic (CAR), following April's revelations of a sex abuse scandal there and another in Burkina Faso in ...
French President François Hollande
05/07/2015 - France - Cameroon

Hollande acknowledges colonial-era Cameroon massacres but critics want apology

French President François Hollande has broken a longstanding taboo on his country’s controversial role in the genocide of Cameroon’s Bamileke people.
Benin's President Thomas Yayi welcomes François Hollande to Cotonou on Wednesday night

Hollande praises France-friendly Benin on whistle-stop Africa tour

French President François Hollande arrived in Benin at half-past midnight on Wednesday to start a whistle-stop tour that will also take him to Angola and Cameroon.

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.
Mirage 2000 jets on a base in Corsica
10/06/2014 - France - Mali - Niger

French Mirage jet fighter crashes in Niger

A French Mirage fighter jet has crashed in Niger on its return from a mission in Mali. The crew of two suffered no injuries, according to the French military.

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 with a ...
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.