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French, world leaders pay tribute to former president Jacques Chirac

Paris (dpa) Political leaders in France and abroad on Thursday paid tribute to the country’s former president, Jacques Chirac, after his death at the...

French parliament passes digital tax law

Paris (Xinhua) The French Parliament on Thursday adopted, by a final vote of the Senate, the introduction of a tax on `GAFA’, making France...

50 Angolan Petroleum Industry students to train in French universities

Angola and France on Thursday signed an agreement to educate Angolan students at French universities. The memorandum of understanding was signed at a press...

Burkina Faso: Rescued hostages praise fallen French commandos

By Thiam Ndiaga and Richard Lough Ouagadougou/Paris (Reuters) - Three hostages freed by French commandos from Islamic militants in Burkina Faso arrived in Paris on Saturday,...

Yellow Vest protests kick up in France again

Paris (dpa) Numerous protesters from the Yellow Vest movement took to the streets of France again on Saturday to protest the economic and social...

Boko Haram kills 7 French company workers in Niger Republic

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed seven people on Thursday in an attack on French drilling company Foraco’s water well site in southeastern Niger, a security and company source said.

French President, Emmanuel Macron, tech giants launch ‘Paris call’ to fix...

France and U.S. technology giants, including Microsoft, on Monday urged world governments and companies to sign up to a new initiative to regulate the internet and fight threats such as cyber-attacks, online censorship and hate speech.

France not in possession of Khashoggi tapes – Foreign Minister

French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, on Monday said that France was not in possession of recordings related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Nigerian musician and composer Fela Kuti performs at the "Party of Humankind" of the French Communist Party at La Courneuve in Paris, France on September 13, 1986 [ AP/Laurent Rebours]

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti: Recognised by power, forgotten by the music industry

By Demola Olarewaju   Every time I see politicians and statesmen honouring Fela Kuti, I chuckle to myself and wish I could be there to ask...

How imprisoned French armed robber escaped using helicopter

    Details emerged on Monday of the daring prison escape of notorious French robber, Redoine Faid, who used a helicopter in a breakout worthy of...

France weighs how to return Africa’s plundered art

  AFP (Paris) Half-man, half-beast, the tall African statues dominate a busy gallery in Paris' Quai Branly museum. But few of the visitors are aware...

4 killed, as French army charter plane crashes in Ivory Coast

  ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Four Moldovan citizens were killed and two others were injured on Saturday when a cargo plane chartered by the French military...

Globalisation: France nationalises strategic shipyard to thwart Italian ownership

  By Gwyn Topham   France is set to nationalise its biggest shipyard at St-Nazaire rather than allow it to pass into Italian ownership.     The nationalisation, which is expected to...

France, Germany announce new joint fighter jet programme

By Stephen Carlson Paris (UPI) France and Germany announced they are planning to develop a new joint fighter plane following a French-German cabinet meeting Thrusday. French...

Man charged with plotting to assassinate French President Emmanuel Macron

  By Ed Adamczyk (UPI) -- A suspect was arrested after allegedly exposing a plan to assassinate French President Emmanuel Macron, the Paris prosecutor's office said Monday. The unidentified man,...

Belgium, US, France and the ‘elimination’ of Patrice Lumumba

By Michel Arseneault French diplomats criticised Belgium and the US for their behaviour in Congo after it won its independence in 1960 but one called for...

France ‘hyper Emmanuel President’ Macron picks regal setting for rare speech

Paris (AFP) Emmanuel Macron's penchant for using regal symbols to give his presidency a touch of majesty will be on display on Monday when...

France, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad launch Sahel Force

By Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - France along with five French-speaking West African countries on Sunday launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist...

French Air Force General accused of borrowing military jet for weekend...

By Ed Adamczyk Paris (UPI) The French air force is investigating reports its acting chief used a fighter jet to travel to his weekend country house, the...

Ojudu congratulates Macron, says Nigeria’s democracy needs citizen’s education

The Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Senator Babafemi Ojudu has congratulated the newly elected France  President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, on his...