Tag Archives: French

#VOA. | Demonstration in Ouagadougou against the French presence in Faso

Several dozen people gathered in Ouagadougou on Saturday to protest against the presence of France in Burkina Faso, calling for a large mobilization on August 12, noted an AFP correspondent. The gathering took place in front of the memorial erected in memory of Thomas Sankara, a “progressive” ex-president of Burkina …

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#REUTERS. | French midfielder Tchouaméni recruited by Real Madrid

Real Madrid announced on Saturday the conclusion of an agreement with AS Monaco for the acquisition of midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni, hired for six seasons by the Spanish club. According to media reports, the 22-year-old France international will join the reigning European champions on a transfer fee of €80m plus €20m …

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#VOA. | The French force Barkhane “neutralizes” 15 members of the Islamic State group in Mali

The French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, which is in the process of withdrawing from Mali, has “neutralized” 15 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group near the border with Niger, the French general staff told AFP on Friday. AFP. Thursday at midday, a Reaper drone from Barkhane “on a reconnaissance mission …

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#VOA. | French far-right polemicist Eric Zemmour presidential candidate

“It is no longer time to reform France, but to save it. That is why I decided to run for president”, said the former journalist in a video speech broadcast on his Youtube channel, transparent reference to a famous shot of General de Gaulle, interspersed in particular with images of …

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#VOA. | a second French military base transferred to the Malians

“After that of Kidal, the hold occupied by the Barkhane force in Tessalit was transferred on November 13 to the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa). The last French soldiers left the site on November 15”, indicates a press release from the general staff. “This transfer was gradual, controlled and closely coordinated …

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#VOA. | Partnership with Africa, a priority for the French EU Presidency

Several essential workers have already paid with their lives for wanting to enforce anti-Covid-19 measures. These men and women did not die of the pandemic, but they too were victims. They had left their home one morning but had not returned home. Across the world, frontline workers have been insulted, …

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Twitter Appeals French Court Ruling on Anti-Hate Speech ~ #VoA:

PARIS — Twitter has appealed a French court decision that ordered it to give activists full access to all of its relevant documents on efforts to fight hate speech, lawyers and a judicial source said on Saturday. In July, a French court ordered Twitter to grant six French anti-discrimination groups …

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The French Minister of Foreign Affairs in Algiers where he should discuss Libya and Mali ~ #AFP:

This will be his third trip to Algiers since the election of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in December 2019. His previous visits date back to January and March 2020. No details on its program have been communicated. During his previous trips, he had met the Head of State, Prime Minister Abdelaziz …

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Al Qaeda leader in the Islamic Maghreb killed in Mali, French army says ~ #AFP:

Forced disappearances, summary executions … The accusations of atrocities on the local populations are increasing against the soldiers of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger engaged against the jihadists in the Sahel, raising the concern of the UN. “I urge the G5 Sahel Joint Force and its member states to spare …

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The French ambassador summoned by Madagascar following a territorial dispute ~ #AFP:

Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina on Monday swept criticism of the efficacy and dangers of the potion he touts as a remedy for the coronavirus, denouncing a condescending attitude towards African medicine. “‘If it were not Madagascar and if it was a European country which had discovered this remedy, would there …

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French state to spend billions of euros to save Air France and Renault ~ #AFP:

PARIS – The airline Air France will receive 7 billion euros in bank and French State loans to deal with the coronavirus crisis, but its nationalization is not on the agenda, announced Friday the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire. He added that about 5 billion euros in state-guaranteed bank …

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