Jean-Yves Le Drian

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 11th, 2014
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By MISNA Jean-Emmanuel Ndjaraoua, a legislator of the transitional government of the Central African Republic (CAR), was assassinated yesterday by unidentified gunmen in central Bangui, just hours after he denounced an ongoing spiral of violence against Muslims. Confirmation arrived from the Central ...
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In Mali
Mar 3rd, 2013
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(AP) A French soldier has died in some of the most intense fighting thus far in the seven-week-old military campaign to push back a jihadist advance in Mali, officials said Sunday. Parachutist Corporal Cedric Charenton was killed Saturday night in an assault in the Adrar des Ifoghas mountains along t...
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In Nigeria
Feb 26th, 2013
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(Reuters) – France will not negotiate with gunmen claiming to be from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram who have taken a French family of seven hostage, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday. The three adults and four children were seized in Cameroon’s far north near the Ni...
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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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In East Africa
Jan 16th, 2013
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Somali Islamists say they have decided to kill a French agent they have held since 2009, as confusion continues over whether he is in fact still alive. The Al-Qaeda linked Shebab said in a statement they have “reached a unanimous decision to execute the French intelligence officer, Denis Allex,...
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In Ethiopia
Jan 14th, 2013
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An image posted online on Jan. 14, 2013 by Islamic militants in Somalia allegedly shows the body of a French commando who was killed in a failed raid aimed at freeing a French hostage. / YouTube MOGADISHU, Somalia In a gruesome display that included a taunt of France’s president, Somali militan...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 12th, 2013
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France has said one of its soldiers and an intelligence agent have been killed in a failed hostage rescue attempt in Somalia. The agent, who is code-named Denis Allex and was captured by militants in 2009, died in the fighting with Islamists overnight, the French government said. However, the Al Shab...
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Nov 4th, 2012
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By: Said Temsamani The international community have for some time ignored Morocco’s persistent warning that sub Saharan Africa is starting to transfom into a safe haven for terrorist groups. Plagued by systematic state failure, sub-Saharan Africa’s failed states have helped facilitate internationally...
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Oct 18th, 2012
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Economics IT IS a rite of passage for every new French president to head to French-speaking Africa and reaffirm faith in la Francophonie. So it was with François Hollande, who has just visited Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Like his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, he said “françafrique”—...
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In Mali
May 31st, 2012
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The African Union plans to refer the situation in Mali to the United Nations Security Council so that it can create a framework for tackling the worsening crisis there, a diplomatic source close to the AU president said on Wednesday. Mali, once regarded as a fine example of African democracy, collaps...