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French President François Hollande welcomes Morocco's King Mohammed VI to the Elysée presidential palace in February 2015
27/03/2015 - France

Morocco deports three French nationals for terrorism

Morocco on Friday deported three French nationals who had been convicted on terrorism charges on Thursday.
Manuel Valls, Jan. 2015
19/03/2015 - France

France unveils new spying laws after terrorist attacks

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday unveiled controversial new laws allowing intelligence agencies to collect phone and Internet data from suspected jihadists.French

17/03/2015

African press review 17 March 2015

The Egypt Independent reports that the Cairo Criminal Court on Monday refered Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 13 others to the Grand Mufti, asking that religious figure to issue an ...
Police in front of the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris, where Amedy Coulibaly killed four people
13/03/2015 - France

Two kosher supermarket killings suspects face French magistrate

Two associates of kosher supermarket killer Amedy Coulibaly appeared before a magistrate on Friday after four days in custody, while a third suspect was freed.
The scene of the attack, La Terrasse in Bamako's Hippodrome district
13/03/2015 - Mali - France - Belgium

Mali attack suspect shot resisting arrest, police

Mali’s special forces have killed a suspect in the weekend’s attack on a Bamako restaurant, in which a French citizen was among the five people killed, Malian intelligence said on Friday.
"Islamic State" flag
12/03/2015 - France - Iraq - Syria

Investigation launched into French-speaking jihadist on IS video

French officials on Thursday launched a formal investigation into a video released by the so-called Islamic State group, which features a French-speaking man and purports to show the execution of an ...
La Terrasse restaurant in Bamako after the attack that left five dead
12/03/2015 - Mali - France

Slow progress in Mali restaurant attack inquiry as Tuaregs debate peace deal

The inquiry into the attack on a Bamako restaurant that killed five people, including French national Fabien Guyomard, was making slow progress five days after it took place.
Chadian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in February
12/03/2015 - France - Nigeria - Niger

France to move troops from CAR to back anti-Boko Haram fight

France is to boost its military presence in the Sahel region of Africa to support the fight against Boko Haram, whose insurgency has spread from Nigeria to Chad and Niger.
Fabien Guyomard, Bamako, December 2014.
10/03/2015 - France - Mali

Body of French Mali attack victim repatriated

The body of Frenchman Fabien Guyomard, who was killed in Friday night's attack on a restaurant in Mali, was brought back to France on Tuesday morning.

13-year-old Abu Bakr al Faransi; who was killed fighting in Syria in January
10/03/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq

13-year-old French boy killed fighting for IS in Syria

France's youngest-ever jihadist, fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, is reported to have died in combat at the age of 13.
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