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G5 Sahel summit took place in Mauritania

The G5 Sahel countries and France meet on Tuesday June 30 in Nouakchott to take stock of their fight against the jihadists, six months after they decided to intensify the joint effort to regain lost ground in the region. Emmanuel Macron and the Heads of State of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad met […]

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Important financial agreements between France and Rwanda

It is the concrete translation of the political warming between France and Rwanda. The two countries signed financing agreements worth 50 million euros on Tuesday 30 June at the French Development Agency. These financial agreements are the first to be signed between the two countries in nearly thirty years. These are two agreements. The first […]

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Buhari: ECOWAS is under risk of dislocation as ECO currency will replaces CFA

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, spoke for the first time on Wednesday 24 June of a risk of dislocation of ECOWAS, in case of the arrival of the eco currency to replace the CFA franc by the WAEMU zone. Even if it is not a threat, Muhammadu Buhari’s statements show that the positions remain […]

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France announces killing of terrorist Abdelmalek Droukdel

An operation carried out on June 3 in northern Mali by French forces with the support of their partners led to the death of the Emir of AQMI Abdelmalek Droukdel, French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced on Twitter on Friday. Abdelmalek Droukdel is a jihadist figure in the region, mentor of several jihadist groups […]

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Algeria recalls envoy to France in protest to two broadcasts on democratic revolution

Algeria Wednesday recalled its ambassador to France for consultations in reaction to the broadcast of two documentary films on the democratic revolution, also known as Hirak, on public TV channels that it deems attack on its people and institutions. The Algerian foreign ministry in a statement said the broadcast of the clips on France 5 […]

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France adopted the bill rectifying the end of CFA franc

The bill ratifying the end of the CFA franc was adopted on Wednesday 20 May in the Council of Ministers by the French government. This text formally validates the transformation of the West African currency which will change its name to eco. It is a new step after the announcement made on December 21 by […]

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Guillaume Soro’s lawyers ask for the suspension of his trial

Guillaume Soro, the former president of the National Assembly of Cote d’Ivoire who has been in exile in France since end December 2019, is due to be tried on Tuesday 28 April at the Abidjan criminal court. Last week, the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights demanded that the Ivorian state suspend the arrest […]

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Morocco: Two French defense companies get €400m contracts

Morocco has awarded two contracts worth €400 million to two French defense companies, French media La Tribune reported, adding that the official announcement will be made during President Emmanuel Macron’s planned visit to the kingdom in February. Nexter, a state-owned weapon manufacturer will, under a first deal valued at €200 million, supply an artillery systems […]

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French ENGIE, Moroccan NAREVA to build 120MW-solar plant in Tunisia

ENGIE-NAREVA, a French-Moroccan consortium will build a photovoltaic power plant planned to produce 120 MW, in the Gafsa governorate, 350km south of capital Tunis. The joint venture won an international tender launched by the Tunisian energy ministry and Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG), the country’s national electricity and gas company, Power Technology […]

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US calls for cut in UN peacekeeping forces in Mali

The US deputy ambassador to the United Nations Cherith Norman has called for a new approach to address the growing instability in Mali. Norman has called on Wednesday the Security Council to reduce the size of the 15,000 strong peacekeeping force in Mali. According to her, it was time to recognize that peacekeeping missions were […]

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