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Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...

Mali's new prime minister, Moussa Mara
06/04/2014 - Mali

Mali government resigns as president replaces prime minister

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubakar Keita has replaced prime minister Oumar Tatam Ly with urban planning minister Moussa Mara.

Doctors Without Borders unloads emergency medical supplies in Conakry to fight Ebola
05/04/2014 - France - Guinea - Mali

France sends anti-Ebola team to Guinea, crowd attacks aid group

France has sent teams of doctors to the airport of Guinea-Conakry to monitor passengers to Paris for the deadly Ebola virus.

A soldier of the Sangaris force in Bangui
04/04/2014 - France - Central African Republic

Faulty software robs French CAR troops of bonuses

French troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) are furious because a computer glitch has deprived them of bonuses that should double their pay.

A Doctors Without Borders volunteers trasnport the body of an Ebola victim in Guinea this week
04/04/2014 - France - Guinea - Mali

France on Ebola alert as cases spread from Guinea to Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone

French doctors have been placed on alert against the deadly Ebola virus on Thursday in case an outbreak in west Africa spreads to France.

François Hollande meets French troops at Mpoko military base in the CAR capital, Bangui
11/03/2014 - France - Mali - Central African Republic

Al Qaida-linked website calls for Hollande's assassination

An Al Qaida-linked website has called for the assassination of President François Hollande and French soldiers because of France's military interventions in Mali and the Central African ...

UNESCO says the Tomb of Askia in Gao is in a poor state of disrepair.
16/02/2014 - Mali

Race to repair Malian heritage site before rainy season

The United Nation’s cultural agency UNESCO has told RFI of an urgent need to preserve the Tomb of Askia in northern Mali before the rainy season starts in June.

African peace keeping soldiers escort a humanitarian convoy in Bangui, February 15, 2014.
15/02/2014 - France - Germany - Central African Republic

Germany flags stronger military ties with France in Africa

The German Chancellor says she wants to bolster military cooperation with France, particularly in Africa, as the French defence minister concedes the operation in the Central African Republic ...

Michelle Obama, François Hollande and Barack Obama at the White House dinner on Tuesday
12/02/2014 - Analysis: France - US

New best friends? Hollande White House visit seals change in France-US relations

As has been widely remarked, François Hollande travelled to the US alone this week.

French soldiers in Mali.
25/01/2014 - France - Mali

Militants killed in Mali anti-terror operation

A French counter-terrorism operation in northern Mali has killed 11 Islamist militants and left a French soldier wounded.