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French defence minister going to Washington

The French defence minister will travel to Washington soon to discuss US military support to French forces in the Sahel, amid concern of a...

French frigate Nivose visiting Cape Town next week

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The French surveillance frigate Nivose will be in Cape Town between 21 and 26 January this year on a routine stopover, and will be...

France, West Africa unit to fight Islamist militants

France and five West African states agreed to combine military forces under one command structure to fight a growing Islamist militancy in the Sahel,...

First French UAV air strike in Mali

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France has for the first time conducted an air strike with one of its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles in Mali, days after guided bombs...

France G5 meeting postponed

French President Emmanuel Macron and Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou agreed to postpone to early 2020 of a meeting of Sahelian country leaders due to...

Macron on Sahel troops

President Emmanuel Macron demanded West African leaders dismiss growing anti-French sentiment across the region if they want France’s military to continue operations against Islamist...

French president pays tribute to fallen soldiers

President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to 13 French soldiers killed in Mali and vowed no respite in the fight against Islamist militants in the...

France reverses boat donation to Libya

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France has decided not to supply six Sillinger patrol boats to Libya to counter illegal migration after a challenge by eight non-governmental organisations (NGOs),...

French interior ministry orders Rippel Effect less lethal grenade launchers

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France’s Ministry of Interior has ordered multi-shot RLL40 less lethal 40 mm grenade launchers from Rippel Effect. The launchers will be used by French...

Top French general says full victory in Africa not possible

France will never secure total victory over Islamist insurgents in West Africa, its top general said after 13 soldiers died in a helicopter crash...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...