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France to strip Syria’s Bashar al-Assad of National Honour

The French Government plans to strip Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of his Legion d’Honneur, France’s most prestigious award, days after participating in airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons sites in Syria.

France’s Emmanuel Macron leads tributes to ‘hero’ police officer

French President Emmanuel Macron has led tributes to Arnaud Beltrame, the "hero" policeman who died after swapping himself for a hostage in a jihadist attack, saying he symbolised the "French spirit of resistance".

Ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Libyan funds case

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy faced a second day of questioning on Wednesday by investigators who are questioning him about allegations that late Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, funded his 2007 election campaign.

AfDB takes step to light up Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has entered into a partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to scale up solar energy in Africa.

Emmanuel Macron ‘completely changed’ France’s image – telecoms billionaire

President Emmanuel Macron has "completely changed" France's image, telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel said Wednesday, crediting the youthful, pro-business politician with attracting an influx of tech talent.

CAR agitated after France dismisses sex abuse case against its troops

A French court’s decision to dismiss a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic in 2013-2014, has sparked anger in the country.

Magistrates dismiss sex abuse case against French soldiers in Africa

French magistrates dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic (CAR) in 2013 and 2014, a judicial source said.

Court grants man suspected of funnelling Libyan cash to Nicolas Sarkozy £1 million bail

A Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday granted a French businessman, suspected of funnelling money from former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance Nicolas Sarkozy’s successful 2007 presidential campaign, bail in the sum of one million pounds.

Emmanuel Macron hits back at Syria’s Bashar al-Assad over terror sponsor remark

President Emmanuel Macron hit back at Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday after the Syrian leader accused France of supporting terrorism in the war-torn country, saying the comment was “unacceptable”.

Protest greets arrival of French President in Burkina Faso

President Emmanuel Macron of France told African youths on Tuesday that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who would build partnerships with the continent rather than tell it what to do.

French MPs back Emmanuel Macron’s cost-cutting first budget

French lawmakers approved Emmanuel Macron's first annual budget with a thumping majority Tuesday, as the president fends off accusations that his spending plans favour the wealthiest.

France mourns Paris attack victims, two years on

France on Monday marked two years since its worst ever terror attacks, when jihadists killed 130 people in Paris and injured hundreds of others.

French left to stage street showdown over Macron reforms

Tens of thousands of French leftists are expected to answer a call by firebrand Jean-Luc Melenchon to throng the streets of Paris on Saturday in protest over President Emmanuel Macron's sweeping reforms of the labour code.

France’s Macron to sign his signature labour reforms

France President Emmanuel Macron prepared on Friday to sign sweeping changes to France’s complex labour code, sealing a signature reform after four months at the helm.

Macron’s popularity plummets in new poll

French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity rating slumped a further 14 points in August to hit 40 percent, following a sharp 10-point drop the previous month, according to a poll released Sunday.

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Nigerian Army arrest suspected killers of Governor Ortom’s aide

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