In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Cannes kicks off!FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 14.05.14: French papers focus on freelance photojournalist Camille Lepage, 26 years old, who died while covering the crisis in the Central African Republic. A...
France’s unpalatable warship deal with RussiaWhile it has not sparked new calls for “freedom fries”, France’s sale of cutting-edge warships to Russia amid tensions over Ukraine is not going down well with its Western allies....
FRANCE - AFRICA
Map: France revamps military operations in Africa’s SahelFrance’s military has unveiled its new blueprint for fighting extremist groups in the remote and often lawless Sahel region of Africa. FRANCE 24 pinpoints the key launch pads for f...
‘Alstom takeover poses national security risk to France’A new report argues that the impending sale of French energy firm Alstom – which builds turbines for France’s Navy – threatens the country’s national security and independence.
MALI - FRANCE
French soldier killed in MaliA French soldier has been killed while on operations in northern Mali, the French government said Thursday.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
French troops in firefight in CAR capital BanguiFrench forces returned fire when they came under attack in Bangui, a MISCA official said Friday, after residents in the Central African Republic's capital accused the French s...
Rwandan genocide: former French army officer casts doubt on France's roleCeremonies in Rwanda marking the genocide of 20 years ago focused on national reconciliation. Tension, however, prevails between Kigali and Paris with Rwandan President Paul Kagame...
French government: Are the Greens on the way out?The French Socialists and Greens are going through rocky times because of a simmering disagreement over an airport project that boiled over last weekend. Is the ruling coalition on...
Franco-German joint military brigade heads to MaliTroops from a joint Franco-German military brigade will be sent to Mali, the force's first deployment to Africa, a statement said on Wednesday.
FRANCE - UNITED KINGDOM
In pictures: French Foreign Legion trains with British Paras in CorsicaMembers of France’s legendary Foreign Legion are currently involved in a huge joint training exercise with Britain’s Parachute Regiment on the rugged French Island of Corsica.
Mali, one year after France's Operation ServalIt's almost a year now since France responded to an SOS from Mali's interim government in Bamako. Radical Islamists, who had swept across the country's northern dese...
Disputed bridge illustrates challenges of CAR conflictA bridge on Bangui’s main supply road has become the scene of a standoff between rival Muslim and Christian militias. FRANCE 24 spoke to each camp entrenched on opposite ends of th...
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