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Michaëlle Jean will start her mission on 1 January 2015
01/12/2014 - Report: French-speaking countries' Summit in Dakar

Consensus choice Michaëlle Jean promises promising future for Francophonie

The 15th Summit of the Organisation of French-speaking countries in Dakar, Senegal ended on a happy note on Sunday with the appointment of Michaelle Jean as the new head of the 80-nation body.

Canadian Michaëlle Jean becomes head of the International Organization of 'la Francophonie'
30/11/2014 - FRANCE - AFRICA

Canadian Michaëlle Jean to head organization of Francophone states

Michaëlle Jean has been chosen as the new head of the union of French-speaking nations known as "la Francophonie" at the organization’s 15th summit in Dakar on Sunday.
The Abdou Diouf international conference Center in Djiamnadjio near Dakar, Senegal
30/11/2014 - Report: French-speaking countries' Summit in Dakar

French-speaking countries' Summit deadlocked over choice of its next chief

The 15th Summit of the Organization of French-speaking countries is into its second and final day this Sunday amid reports of deep divergences over who should become the successor of retiring Senegalese national Abdou Diouf.

Ebola-free
29/11/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Ebola-free

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about Ebola.
The Village Francophone in Dakar
28/11/2014 - Report: French-speaking countries' Summit in Dakar

Ebola casts shadow over French-speaking countries' summit in Dakar

The Ebola epidemic is casting a shadow over the 15th summit of French-speaking nations in the Dakar this weekend.
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.
The funeral of nine Minusma troops killed in northern Mali earlier this month in Bamako
27/10/2014 - France - Libya - Mali

France to send troops back to north Mali as insurgent activity revives

France is to send troops redeployed to neighbouring countries back to theMali because UN forces have failed to turn up in the troubled north of the country as planned, French Defence Minister ...
A health worker gives water to a female Ebola victim in a specialized treatment center in Kenema (Sierra Leone), July 2014.
07/09/2014 - Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone on 3-day lockdown to halt spread of Ebola, citizens say it won't work

As part of its plans to contain the Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone has ordered a countrywide 'lockdown' for three days starting from September 19.
African communities in Dakar: part 5/5
29/08/2014 - International report

African communities in Dakar: part 5/5

It is time now for the last part in our series African communities in Dakar.
African communities in Dakar: part 4/5
28/08/2014 - International report

African communities in Dakar: part 4/5

In part four of our series African communities in Dakar, RFI meets two gay Gambian men who fled to Senegal for safety, but are disappointed with what they found.

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