The Independent
French defence chief heads to US to press Sahel case
Paris, France | AFP |  France’s defence minister departs for Washington on Sunday hoping to convince officials to keep US soldiers in West Africa, where French authorities are under pressure after years of trying to bolster local forces against Islamic extremists. Florence Parly’...
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The Independent
France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks
Paris, France | AFP | Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital giants to the end of the year, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris, a French diplomatic source said Monday. The source said th...
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The Independent
US to decide on Africa presence in two months, says top officer
Aboard a US military aircraft, Undefined | AFP | The United States will make a decision on the level of its presence in Africa, particularly in the Sahel region, in about two months, Washington’s top military officer said Thursday. Washington has some 7,000 special forces on rota...
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Daily Monitor
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The Independent
W.African anglophone states criticise move to rename CFA
Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  English-speaking West African countries on Thursday criticised a move to rename the CFA franc used by former French colonies, saying the move jarred with plans to introduce a region-wide currency of the same name. Members of the West African Monetary Zone...
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New Vision
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The Independent
Islamic State replaces al-Qaeda as Enemy No. 1 in Sahel
Bamako, Mali | AFP | Brutal attacks that have killed nearly 300 people in less than two months have propelled the Islamic State to the status of the Sahel’s most-feared jihadist group, eclipsing al-Qaeda, experts say. The vast fragile region on the southern rim of the Sahara has...
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