The French government announced that a new military operation, spanning five countries in the Sahel region of North Africa, will start at the beginning of August.
"The world is in mourning" for Nelson Mandela, French President François Hollande told a summit on peace and security in Africa as it opened on Friday.
France is to name an anti-terror czar for the Sahel region, to be based in Dakar, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced on a visit to the Senegalese capital Friday.
France’s foreign ministry says a video purporting to show hostages including four Frenchmen, released to the Mauritanian news agency ANI, appears "credible".
Two African-based jihadist groups say they have joined forces to take revenge on France for its military offensive in Mali.
France has rejigged its aid priorities with 16 African countries to receive the lion’s share of the 9.4 billion euros it is to give in 2013.
President François Hollande called a meeting of France’s top defence committee Wednesday morning after Al-Qaeda’s north African branch (Aqim) claimed that it has killed a French ...
French MEP Noël Mamère has backed down on an accusation that Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is a “drugs godfather” after being summoned to appear in ...
Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is to sue French MEP Noël Mamère over accusations that he is “a drugs godfather”.
As the French military intervention in northern Mali continues, many countries in the region have been affected by the fallout.