François Hollande

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Feb 28th, 2014
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by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Remarks by His Excellency, President GoodluckEbele Jonathan, GCFR At the Ngeria-France Business Roundtable, Thursday, 27th February, 2014 1. I welcome you all to the Nigeria-France Business Roundtable. Let me especially recognize President Francoise Hollande, who indeed, ha...
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Mar 14th, 2013
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Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will visit Cameroon and Nigeria from March 15 to 16, 2013. This visit falls within the framework of the French authorities’ wholehearted commitment to securing the release of our compatriots being held hostage in Nigeria by terrorist groups. It also aims t...
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Feb 24th, 2013
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During a written exchange with senators after his recent testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, the Obama administration’s nominee to lead the CIA, John Brennan, argued that there is no geographical limit to the ability of the United States to use military force against suspected terrorists....
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In Cameroon
Feb 19th, 2013
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The Nigerian militant group Boko Haram was likely behind the kidnapping of seven French expatriates in Cameroon, the French foreign minister said on Tuesday. The three adults and four children were kidnapped early Tuesday in northern Cameroon, close to the border with Nigeria. This proximity allowed ...
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Feb 6th, 2013
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While François Hollande was briefing the U.S Vice President Joe Biden on the current situation in Mali during a luncheon, the Malian Minister of foreign Affairs Tieman Coulibaly, was speaking to a group of students and analysts and french meida in a conference at Sciences Po Paris. He echoed the scen...
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In Mali
Feb 5th, 2013
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(Reuters) – France plans to begin pulling troops out of Mali from March and will focus its operations on flushing out Islamist rebels in the north of the country, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday. “We will continue to act in the north where some terrorist havens remain,R...
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Feb 5th, 2013
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Amit Singh The refusal to prop up President Francois Bozize signals a shift in foreign policy, despite military action in Mali. When France received requests from two of its former African colonies to intervene in their domestic conflicts these past couple of months, its replies could not have been m...
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In Mali
Feb 2nd, 2013
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French President Francois Hollande arrived in central Mali Saturday, three weeks after French forces launched their intervention against Islamist militants in the African country. Mr. Hollande, accompanied by the defense and development ministers, flew into the town of Sevare, and will later visit Ti...
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Feb 2nd, 2013
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TIMBUKTU, Mali — Zahby Ould Ibrahim’s general store was looted to the studs this week. The horde that descended upon it took not just the shop’s stock of pots, pans and bedding but the electric sockets, the light bulbs and the doorframe, too. A few shops away, Mahamane Dguitteye’s grocery store, its ...
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Jan 21st, 2013
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By Sharif Nashashibi Just 10 days into its military intervention in Mali, there are already signs that France may have taken on more than it bargained for. The West African country may become to French President Francois Hollande what Iraq was for U.S. President George Bush and British Prime Minister...