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Burkina Faso's current leader Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida
05/11/2014 - Burkina Faso - France

West Africans press Burkina army to hand over power, Hollande admits helping Compaoré flee

West African leaders met the colonel currently leading Burkina Faso on Wednesday to press the army to hand over power to a civilian government.
Operational troops will not be affected by the cuts, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday
15/10/2014 - France

France to cut 7,500 military jobs in new budget cuts

France is to slash 7,500 jobs in its military as part of make major cuts to defence spending.
Algerian military vehicles near Ait Ouabane, where Hervé Gourdel was captured
25/09/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Niger - Côte d'Ivoire

Algeria tracks French hostage’s killers, Africans condemn jihadist murder

Algeria has mobilised 3,000 troops to find the body of murdered French hostage Hervé Gourdel and wipe out the Islamist armed group that killed him.

Medical personnel in protective suits treat Ebola in Liberia
28/08/2014 - France - west Africa

Air France suspends flights to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Air France has suspended flights to Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak, leaving Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia reliant on just one airline, Royal Air Morocco.
19/07/2014

French press review 19 July 2014

The French papers discuss the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 near Ukraine’s border with Russia, Israel’s latest offensive on Gaza and give a brief mention to François ...
18/07/2014

French press review 18 July 2014

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur Thursday, in strife-torn east Ukraine is everyone’s front-page story this morning.
Allyson Felix of the U.S. reacts after winning the women's 200m at the London Diamond League 'Anniversary Games' athletics meeting at the Olympic Stadium, in east London July 27, 2013.
07/08/2013 - World Athletics Championships 2013

Favourite for women's 200 metres faces fast-improving challenger

One of the favourites for the women's 200 metres title, the American Allyson Felix, will face a serious challenge from the fast-improving Murielle Ahouré from Côte D'Ivoire.

Côte d'Ivoire army chief-of-staff Soumaila Bakayoko (L) and Malian army chief-of-staff Ibrahima Dahirou Dembele (C) inspect Malian troops at an air base in Bamako, Mali
01/06/2013 - Côte d'Ivoire - France

France warns nationals in Côte d'Ivoire of terror threat

France has warned its citizens in Côte d’Ivoire to beware of attacks by armed Islamists.
26/01/2013 - France - Mali

French and Mali troops seize Gao airport

The French defence minister says French-led forces have wrested control of the airport at the Islamist stronghold of Gao northeast of the Mali capital Bamako.

08/12/2012 - France - Côte d'Ivoire

French soldiers given suspended sentences for Ivorian's murder

Three French soldiers who smothered a man to death with a plastic bag during a peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire were given suspended sentences by a French court on Friday.

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