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Director Abderrahmane Sissako and his seven Césars awarded to him on Friday.
21/02/2015 - France

Timbuktu takes home seven Césars, Kirsten Stewart makes history

“Timbuktu” swept up seven awards including best film at Friday’s 40th annual César awards, while actress Kristen Steward became the first American actress to win ...
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart in Olivier Assayas's Sils Maria
20/02/2015 - France

Kristen Stewart joins France’s cinema stars in running for César film award

France's own Oscars ceremony, the Césars, was to see the biggest and brightest stars of French cinema vie for the top awards on Friday evening.
Abderrahmane Sissako speaking to RFI
18/02/2015 - France - Mauritania

Timbuktu director Sissako to chair Cannes short film jury

Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako is to be the president of the short films jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the organisers announced on Tuesday.
Man reading a manuscript on the roof of Djingareyber mosque.
06/01/2015 - Mali

Rare manuscripts enlighten Timbuktu, now Brussels

In 2012 Tuareg and Islamic separatists took over northern Mali, imposing draconian-style Islam on an already devout people. The invaders destroyed crucial works of Malian heritage including the tombs of Muslim saints listed with Unesco, the UN cultural protection agency.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on 5 novembre 2013 in Bamako
18/12/2014 - Mali - France

Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vows to free remaining Western hostages

In an exclusive interview with RFI, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) says that the four Jihadists freed in exchange for the French hostage Serge Lazarevic will be hunted down by Malian, Niger and French troops.

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 ...
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.

17/01/2014

French press review 17 January 2014

Muslims doubt the neutrality of French troops in the CAR. France prepares to slim down its local government structures. Left and right debate what Hollande's spending cuts will mean.
French troops near the village of Bemba between Timbuktou and Gao on 31 October
11/12/2013 - France - Mali

French troops in major anti-Al Qaida operation in Mali

French troops are locked in a major offensive against Al Qaida in northern Mali, military sources have told RFI.
French President François Holland with Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta at the Elysée Palace
01/10/2013 - France - Mali

Mali's President Keita cuts short France visit after weekend of violence

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita cut short his visit to Paris on Tuesday because of a recent outbreak of violence in the north of his country and a protests by troops in Bamako.
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