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Leaders of G5 Sahel, French President to Discuss Joint Force Funding in New York

The five presidents of the G5 Sahel will hold a high-level meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on September 18 in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The meeting will focus on the funding of the joint force. The Presidents of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, Chad Idriss Déby Itno, […]

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Chad must organize legislative elections – France told Idriss Déby

France has called on Chadian President Idriss Déby to organize long-delayed parliamentary elections in the central African nation. A statement released by the French foreign ministry urged Chadian authorities to announce dates for the elections saying “Legislative elections are an important part of democratic life”. Chadian President Idriss Déby had earlier this year postponed indefinitely […]

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African leaders head to Congo for AU meeting on Libya conflict

Several African Leaders are heading to Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo, to take part in a high-level African Union committee meeting on Libya this weekend. The third meeting of the African Union(AU) on Libya,  chaired by Congo’s Denis Sassou N’Guesso, is part of efforts seeking a lasting solution to the conflict in Libya and […]

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Italy to send naval mission off Libya to stop migrant boats

The Italian government has sent a mission plan to the parliament to deploy several ships in Libyan waters by the end of August, Reuters reported on Thursday. If endorsed by the lawmakers next week, the mission will fight human trafficking and stem a flood of immigrants in the North African chaotic nation’s waters. “The exact […]

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CAR: Two other Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Second attack in three days

Two Moroccan peacekeepers lost their live Tuesday at Bangassou, South-East of the Central African Republic, in an ambush laid by Christian-dominated Anti-balaka armed group. The latest attack against the UN Multinational Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is the second in less than a week, as another Moroccan was killed on Sunday […]

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Mali: French troops arrest key jihadist near Timbuktu

French troops in Mali alongside with the assistance of local security forces have arrested a “key jihadist whose followers have claimed dozens of attacks in the West African terrorism-stricken nation, local media reports. “I confirm that the terrorist Alhousseyni Ag Assaleh, in charge of logistics for…the group run by Amadou Koufa was arrested on 8 […]

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President Ali Bongo’s father-in-law attacked by Gabonese activists in Paris

Edouard-Pierre Valentin, father of Sylvia Bongo, the wife of President Ali Bongo, was attacked by some Gabonese activists in the French capital Paris, local media reported. According to a video circulating on social media, dozen men were showed shouting and banging on a table on which Ali Bongo’s father-in-law and a former minister sat at […]

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Senegal Air inks two ATR aircraft deal in France

Air Senegal SA, the new Senegalese national airline, has ordered two ATR 72-600s aircrafts valued at €50 million at the Paris Air Show, local media reported. Delivery of these two aircrafts, which will constitute the initial fleet of the airline, will be made in November 2017, Maimouna Ndoye Seck, Senegal’s Minister for Tourism and Air […]

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UN Security Council Okays deployment of G-5 Joint Force in the Sahel

The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five African countries to restore peace and security and fight extremists in the vast Sahel region. The resolution, drafted by France, welcomes the deployment but does not grant full UN authorization to the force due to […]

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Benin’s president undergoes successful surgeries in France

Benin’s president Patrice Talon has returned home after almost one month of medical leave in France, local media reported. Patrice Talon, dubbed the “King of Cotton”, had left the capital Cotonou for France to seek medical attention. According to a statement released by the presidency on Monday, one procedure was required after doctors found a […]

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