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Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (right) arriving in France on Octobre 20 2015.
22/10/2015 - FRANCE - MALI

Hollande promises a further 360 million euros in aid for Mali

French President François Hollande made the announcement as he welcomed his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at the start of a two-day state visit in Paris.


French press review 20 June 2014

A weakening rail strike and revelations about the UMP/Bygmalion campaign-funding scandal dominate comments in Friday’s French press.

Malian troops in Kidal
24/05/2014 - Mali

Tuareg rebels, Malian government sign ceasefire, agree peace talks

Mali’s three main Tuareg separatist groups have signed a ceasefire with the government – a “first step” towards political negotiations, a rebel leader told RFI on ...
Prime Minister Moussa Mara reviews Malian army troops, Kidal, 17 May 2014.
22/05/2014 - France- Mali

France calls for ceasefire in northern Mali

France has called for an immediate ceasefire in the town of Kidal in northern Mali.

Prime Minister Moussa Mara , Kidal, 17 may 2014.
19/05/2014 - France - Mali

France calls for release of Mali hostages

French president François Hollande called on Monday for the "immediate and unconditional release of Kidal's administrator and the hostages" after Saturday's deadly clashes between ...
03/01/2014 - France - Syria

Five MSF staffers abducted in northern Syria

Five employees of Doctors without Borders (MSF) have been abducted from a house in northern Syria by an unknown group, the medical humanitarian group said on Friday.

Paris public prosecutor François Molins, who is leading the investigation of Dupont and Verlon's murder
14/11/2013 - France - Mali

RFI journalists killed due to oil leak, French investigator

RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were murdered because their kidnappers' vehicle broke down.
07/11/2013 - France - Mali

Malian police name tuareg vehicle owner in RFI journalist killings

The owner of the vehicle used to transport the two RFI journalists who were shot dead on Saturday has been formally identified as Bayes Ag Bakabo, a Tuareg, according to Malian security sources. ...
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius addresses the commemoration ceremony for Claude Verlon and Ghislaine Dupont
06/11/2013 - France - Mali

France, Mali will track down RFI journalists' killers, French FM Fabius pledges

French investigators will track down the murderers of RFI's Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon and ensure they are punished, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius told a ceremony in homage to the pair

Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon
02/11/2013 - MALI - FRANCE

Two RFI journalists kidnapped and killed in Kidal

France's Foreign Ministry has confirmed the death of RFI’s correspondents in northern Mali, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, who were kidnapped in Kidal by a group of men on Saturday ...