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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.
An Aqim fighter in northern Mali last year
11/10/2014 - France - Niger - Libya - Mali

France destroys Al-Qaeda convoy carrying arms from Libya to Mali

France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

Operation Barkhane aims to secure the Sahel-Saharan strip.
03/10/2014 - France - Mali - United States

France may pay for future US military assistance in Mali

The United States will continue to give military assistance to French forces in the Sahel but France will have to pick up the bill, American defence officials told the AFP news agency on ...
RFI journalists Ghislaine Dupont, Claude Verlon
30/09/2014 - France - Mali

Photos could provide clues in investigation into RFI journalist killings in Mali

New elements have emerged in the investigation into the killing of two RFI journalists in November 2013.

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.

A French military helicopter lands at the crash site in Mali
21/09/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

First Air Algérie crash investigation report fails to establish cause

A first report on July’s Air Algérie crash in Mali has failed to establish a cause, investigators revealed on Saturday in Mali.
Flowers were placed at the foot of this statue at the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris.
20/09/2014 - France - Mali

France to declassify documents on RFI reporters’ murder in Mali

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says secret documents on last year ‘s murder of the two RFI reporters in Mali will be declassified.
Caring Fashion: How ethics is shaking up the industry
10/09/2014 - International report

Caring Fashion: How ethics is shaking up the industry

As concern for the working conditions of garment workers rumbles on, following last year's Rana Plaza tragedy - one of the worst factory disasters in history - demand is growing from consumers for a ...
A French solider at the site of the Air Algerie plane that crashed on July 24, 2014.
07/08/2014 - France - Algeria

Investigators confirm second black box in Air Algerie crash is not usable

French officials investigating the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali killing all 116 passengers on board confirmed on Thursday that the cockpit voice recorder was not usable.

Crash site of flight AH5017 in Mali.
07/08/2014 - France - Algeria

First results expected in doomed Air Algerie flight

The investigation in the Air Algerie crash in Mali that killed all 116 people on board is proving complicated as the second black box was reportedly not working at the time of flight on July ...
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