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Angola to join former colonies of Britain, France

Angola’s president, Joao Lourenco, on Wednesday, expressed his country’s interest to join the Commonwealth and the Organization Internationale de la Francophonie. In an exclusive interview with Euronews, Lourenco said Angola would be happy to join the associations that bring together its neighbors. The Central African oil-rich nation is already a member of Portual’s own Lusophonie. […]

France reopens embassy in Gambia, extends $50 m aid

France’s foreign affairs minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyn on Monday announced that France would reopen its embassy in Gambia’s capital, Banjul. The diplomatic mission was closed in November 2013, with France explaining that Jammeh’s regime was not open to any productive collaboration. According to Jean-Baptiste Lemoyn, Gambia is designated as a ‘priority country for French official development […]

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French billionaire Vincent Bollore detained over ‘Africa corruption’

French business tycoon Vincent Bolloré was arrested and detained on Tuesday in his native France over allegations that he indirectly influenced election outcomes for governments in Togo and Guinea to secure port contracts for his holding company, the Bolloré Group. Officers in Nanterre, Near the French Capital Paris, are asking him how his company obtained […]

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Sahel: Barkhane Commander Deplores Lack of Support to G5

The commander-in-chief of Barkhane Operation, General Bruno Guibert, has deplored the delay in fulfilling the international community’s pledges to support the G5-Sahel, set up to fight terrorist groups swarming in the region. The three-star General Bruno Guilbert who is in command of Barkhane since July 2017 expressed, in an interview with French magazine l’Express, deep […]

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AU calls for a lasting political solution in Syria

The African Union commission in a strongly worded statement on Monday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria but cautioned against responding without ‘undeniable evidence’ and compliance with international law. The statement released by the continental body comes days after the United States, Britain and France launched military air strikes on multiple government targets […]

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France issues travel warning for Cameroon’s Anglophone regions

The French government on Monday declared Cameroon’s Anglophone regions a ‘no-go’ area and warned its citizens against all but essential travel to areas like the Far North region notorious for Boko Haram attacks and the area along the border with Central African Republic and Chad. According to the advisory, travel to the Northwest and Southwest […]

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French companies to invest $10 billion in Kenya – Official

French companies will invest $10 billion in Kenya in roads, energy, manufacturing and other sectors, Reuters reported on Thursday. The relationship between the two countries is dynamic with more than 70 French companies currently operating in Kenya, including the Peugeot Group, which resumed the assembling of passenger vehicles last year. The oil-giant Total SA also […]

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Gabon accuses France’s Veolia of pollution

The Gabonese government on Tuesday accused the French company Veolia of pollution on its soil. The move follows the cancellation of water and electricity distribution contract by the Gabonese government. The French distribution company has denounced the move as a “brutal expropriation”. Since the termination of the contract, Veolia and the Gabonese government have been […]

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US, Britain, France object Russia’s arms supply to CAR

The United States, Britain and France have asked Russia to provide more information on its request to the United Nations Security Council to supply light arms and ammunition to the war-torn struggling armed forces of the Central African nation. Russia’s request came after CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadera asked Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the […]

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