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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 […]

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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Rwanda: Fresh report accuses France of complicity in 1994 genocide

A U.S. law firm on Wednesday released a report commissioned by the Rwandan government to examine the role played by France in events leading to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The report compiled by Washington-based Cunningham Levy Muse LLP presented evidence suggesting that French officials were aware of and aided the actions and goals of both […]

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Twenty delegations join G5-Sahel force summit in France

The five heads of state of the G5-Sahel joint force are meeting French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in France this Wednesday (Dec. 13). The about twenty attending delegations will discuss means to strengthen international mobilization for the benefit of the ongoing effort to combat armed groups in the Sahel region. Saudi […]

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Fight against religious extremism: Emmanuel Macron praises King Mohammed VI

In a speech from Ouagadougou, French President Emmanuel Macron hailed Morocco’s King Mohammed VI for “his eminent, leading role in the fight against obscurantism and religious ex-tremism”. Speaking to 800 students in the Ouagadougou University in Burkina Faso Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron praised King Mohammed VI for his drive to eradicate religious radical-ism and extremism […]

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Moroccan Economy Offers Platform for French Companies Willing to Invest in Africa- French PM

French Prime Minister Edouard Philipe said that the Moroccan economy offers a platform for French companies willing to invest in Africa notably in fields relating to services, finance and trade. Philipe, who was speaking at the Moroccan-French Business Forum, which he co-chaired along with Head of the Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, highlighted the importance […]

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