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France to reshape troop presence in Sahel within weeks

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France will soon begin reshaping its military presence in the Sahel region of West Africa, where it has been on the front line of...

France tests laser-powered anti-drone system for the 2024 Olympics

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The French military used a laser-powered canon on Wednesday to destroy a drone in a test of technology that the government hopes will be...

France arming Operation Barkhane Reaper UAVs

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France is arming its MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with Paveway guided bombs for Operation Barkhane operations in Africa. The Armée de l'Air et...

France kills senior Islamist leader in Sahel, vows to fight on

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French forces killed an al Qaeda leader during an operation in the Sahel region of Africa, France's armed forces minister said on Friday, vowing...

France ends West African Barkhane military operation

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President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France's operation battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa would come to an end with...

Ivory Coast opens counter-terrorism academy in partnership with France

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Ivory Coast and France inaugurated a new counter-terrorism academy in the West African country on Thursday, intended to boost regional capacity to combat a...

France suspends aid, military support for Central African Republic

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France has suspended aid and military cooperation in Central African Republic because of what it says is the government’s failure to stop “massive disinformation...

Pressuring junta, France suspends joint military operations with Malian forces

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France said on Thursday it was suspending its joint military operations with local troops in Mali as part of efforts to pressure the military...

Cameroon Gendarmerie receives military equipment from France for counter-terrorism fight

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Cameroon’s National Gendarmerie, one of the components of the country’s national defence and security forces, has received equipment from France in what authorities says...

Plea to forgive France for Rwanda genocide

French President Emmanuel Macron said only Rwandans could forgive France for its role in the east African country's 1994 genocide. "On this path, only those...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...