Ministry of Foreign Affairs (France)

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In Mali
Dec 12th, 2011
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Bamako – Officials in Mali say four people have been arrested over the recent kidnapping of two French citizens in the West African nation. The presidency’s official Twitter account said on Monday that the suspects were “subcontracted” to an al-Qaeda group and appear to be Mal...
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In Libya
Sep 20th, 2011
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New York – For decades Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was an outlandish fixture at the UN General Assembly with his tent and rambling speeches. This year the rebels who ousted him will hold the spotlight. The United States and its allies, who led efforts to back the revolutionaries in their bid ...
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In East Africa
Sep 13th, 2011
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France and Rwanda looked to turn over a new leaf in relations on Monday after years of tension over Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. On the first state visit by a Rwandan head of state since the genocide, President Paul Kagame emphasised his visit was aimed at building economic and commercial ties. R...
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In Daylight Africa
Aug 22nd, 2011
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Where in the world is Moammar Gadhafi? “He’s everywhere, he’s nowhere; he’s negotiating to get out, he will never surrender; who knows?” former United Nations official Mark Quarterman said of the contradictory reports about Gadhafi’s fate in an interview Monday wit...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Jul 2nd, 2011
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton demanded on Saturday that Moamer Kadhafi deliver democracy instead of threats, after the Libyan leader warned Europe of stinging attacks unless NATO halts its air war. “Instead of issuing threats, Kadhafi should put the well-being and interests of his own p...
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In Libya
May 30th, 2011
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NATO’s military campaign in Libya is achieving its goals and the rule of Muammar Gaddafi is coming to an end, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday. NATO powers are ratcheting up their intervention in Libya to try to break a deadlock that has seen Gaddafi hold on to power ...
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In Libya
May 30th, 2011
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Former French foreign minister Roland Dumas visited Libya as a lawyer to prepare a legal case on behalf of victims of NATO bombing and said he was prepared to defend leader Muammar Gaddafi if he is sent to The Hague. Dumas, who served as foreign minister under socialist President Francois Mitterrand,...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 6th, 2011
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Election winner’s troops go into bunker as peace negotiations fail Gbagbo’s troops and generals surrender arms and call ceasefire Obama describes UN intervention in conflict as ‘necessary’ Source claims French troops in Abidjan are not involved in fighting at Gbagbo residence ...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 5th, 2011
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Ivory Coast’s strongman leader Laurent Gbagbo holed up in a bunker inside the presidential residence Tuesday, defiantly maintaining he won the election four months ago even as troops backing the internationally recognized winner encircled the home. Gbagbo’s comments by telephone to France...
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In Libya
Apr 4th, 2011
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ISTANBUL – A diplomatic push by Moammar Gadhafi’s regime ran into trouble Monday as opponents at home and abroad rejected any solution to the Libyan conflict that would involve one of his sons taking power. While a Gadhafi envoy lobbied diplomats in European capitals, Italy became the third nat...