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Macron warns of Chinese risk to African sovereignty

French President Emmanuel Macron warned of risks to the sovereignty of African countries from China’s increasing economic presence at the start of a visit...

Ethiopia and France sign defence co-operation agreement

Ethiopia and France agreed a first military co-operation accord that includes helping the landlocked nation build a navy, as Paris seeks to boost economic...

As China prevails, France’s Macron shuffles his cards in Djibouti

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday sought to reassert the importance of France in its former colony Djibouti with Paris increasingly fearing China’s muscular...

Libya to get six boats donated by France

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Libya will receive six boats donated by France later this year to enhance maritime security and combat illegal migration in the North African country. This...

France calls on Germany to ease arms export rules

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French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday that Germany should ease its strict arms export rules for countries outside the European Union...

ISS: Was France’s military intervention in Chad a regression?

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the more things change, the more they stay the same. For decades French governments have...

Franco Cameroon military co-operation will continue

France said its defence co-operation with Cameroon was continuing a day after the United States halted some military assistance to the West African country...

After Chad air strikes, France warns citizens to be vigilant

France warned its citizens in Chad to be extra vigilant after its fighter jets struck a heavily-armed rebel convoy aiming to destabilise President Idriss...

Macron tells Sisi human rights not separate from stability

French President Emmanuel Macron told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a trip to Cairo stability and security could not be separated from...

Diplomatic test in Egypt for French president

When French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris in October 2017, five months after taking office, he handed him a list...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...