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Emmanuel Macron honours Algerians who fought for colonial France

French President Emmanuel Macron announced honours on Friday for Algerians who fought alongside French troops in Algeria's war of independence, part of fresh moves to confront France's painful legacy in north Africa.
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Simone Gbagbo: ‘Iron Lady’ of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast's "Iron Lady" Simone Gbagbo basked in her role as the power behind the throne during her husband's regime, but to foes she was a pitiless killer.

Colonel Gadhafi’s ex-aide fears arrest over Nicolas Sarkozy corruption case

A top aide to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi says he fears arrest if he returns to Libya over what he may know about corruption allegations against France's ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy and Gadhafi's alleged financial support to the former France leader.

Ex-French leader Nicolas Sarkozy faces trial for attempt to influence judge

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling involving a judge from whom he sought information about an investigation, a legal source told AFP on Thursday.

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".

Moammar Gaddafi’s cousin calls Nicolas Sarkozy charges ‘God’s punishment’

Moammar Gaddafi's cousin says the corruption allegations against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy are "God's punishment" for his role in the NATO-backed uprising that toppled and killed the longtime Libyan leader.

France’s Nicolas Sarkozy charged in Muammar Gaddafi funding case

Nicolas Sarkozy, the former French president, has been charged with corruption and illegal campaign financing over allegations that Muammar Gaddafi, the slain Libyan leader, helped fund his 2007 election campaign.

Ex-French leader Nicolas Sarkozy blasts trial for lack of evidence

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy blasted what he said was a lack of evidence for the corruption charges against him.

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.

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy held in Libya financing probe

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody on Tuesday for questioning over suspected Libyan financing of his 2007 election campaign, a source close to the inquiry told AFP.

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrested over campaign financing

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is being held in police custody over campaign financing, according to reports.

French Muslims urge Emmanuel Macron not to interfere in Islam

A leading representative of French Muslims has urged Emmanuel Macron not to interfere in the organisation of the country’s second-largest religion, days after the president said he would try to redefine relations between Islam and the state.

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.

Nigeria well represented at the Future Investment in Saudi Arabia

The FII is a pioneering new global investment event aimed at connecting the world’s most influential business men and women, under the leadership of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and Chairman of PIF.

World’s richest woman Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world's richest woman whose old age was clouded by dementia, has died at the age of 94, her family said Thursday.

Obama begins lucrative career as Wall Street speaker

Barack Obama has begun cashing in on his time in the White House with paid Wall Street speeches less than a year after leaving office, a practice which drew stinging rebukes for Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential campaign.

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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