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French soldier dies in Chad accident

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A French soldier died during a maintenance operation in Chad after a piece of equipment exploded, the defence ministry said in a statement on...

French group Thales sees lower profits and sales after coronavirus crisis

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France’s Thales slashed financial forecasts for the year on Friday after seeing its profits fall by more than half in the first half, “heavily impacted”...

French jets strike in Chad

French warplanes struck a rebel convoy in northern Chad, helping local troops repel a cross border incursion from Libya, a sign France’s support for...

Successful Niger joint operation against militants

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French and Nigerien troops killed around 15 Islamist militants in a joint air and ground operation in south west Niger, France's armed forces and...

Vest wearing lawyer detained in Egypt

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An Egyptian prosecutor ordered a lawyer detained for 15 days after publication of a picture of him wearing a yellow vest similar to those...

Al Qaeda-linked group claims Mali attack

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A Malian militant group with links to al Qaeda claimed responsibility for an attack that killed two French soldiers last week. The soldiers...

French soldiers killed in Mali

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Two French soldiers were killed after their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosive device in Mali, the French president's office said. France...

Macron pledges investment for Tunisia economy

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French President Emmanuel Macron will push to double French investment in Tunisia over five years to buttress its faltering economy and transition...

Sex abuse case against French soldiers dismissed

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French magistrates dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while deployed in the Central...

Mali president contradicts French account of military strike

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Malian soldiers killed during a French military strike in northern Mali in October were hostages of Islamist militants, not deserters turned jihadists...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...