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Rwanda set release report on French role in 1994 genocide

The findings of a commission in Rwanda, that has spent two years uncovering France’s role in 1994 genocide are set to be made public Friday.There have been persistent, and so-far unsubstantiated, claims that France under then-President Francois Mitterrand did not act...

France set to reopen embassy in Libya after years of closure

France will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli next Monday to show its support for the North African country’s new unity government, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday after meeting the head of the interim presidency council.Libya’s...

French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but a separate plea deal with three top company executives was thrown out by a judge.The company agreed to pay 12...

France denies dropping bombs on a Mali wedding party

Reports from Mali say more than 20 people, including children, were killed when an airstrike hit a wedding party in a remote village at the weekend.Residents of Bounti, in the central Mopti region, said a helicopter opened fire on...

Congolese activist trying to take African art from Paris museum in protest fined €2000

A Congolese activist was fined 2,000 euros ($2,320) Wednesday for trying to take a 19th-century African funeral pole from a Paris museum in a protest against colonial-era injustice that he streamed online.The Paris court convicted Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza and...

Freed French aid worker Sophie Petronin narrates ordeal

ReutersAt one point during her four years in the hands of jihadist militants in northern Mali, French aid worker Sophie Petronin said she felt like giving up hope. She wandered into the desert, sat on the ground in the...

Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that Libyan money was used in his 2007 election campaign.After several delays in the case, the...

France to Mali junta restore power to civilians quickly

ReutersMali’s military junta must restore power to civilians and arrange quick elections, France’s president said on Tuesday, warning that the French role in fighting Islamist militants in the region would depend on it.Former Mali defence minister and retired colonel...

Cameroon announces regional elections in December, despite unrest

Cameroon's veteran leader Paul Biya on Monday announced the country's first regional elections in December, including in two western regions in the grip of a revolt by the anglophone minority.The indirect elections on December 6 in the country's 10...

Rwanda approaches France for the extradition of genocide suspect

Rwanda’s government has written to France requesting the extradition of a key suspect in the East African nation’s genocide a quarter-century ago, officials said Wednesday.Maj. Gen. Aloys Ntiwiragabo, a former head of Rwanda’s military intelligence service, recently was found...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

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