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Macron tasks experts to probe French involvement in Rwanda genocide

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday appointed a panel of experts to probe France’s actions in Rwanda during the country’s genocide 25 years ago, a subject that has dogged Franco-Rwandan relations since the 1994 massacres. The commission of eight researchers and historians “will be tasked with consulting all France’s archives relating

I like Nigeria a lot. It’s an appealing country says Emmanuel Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja before relaxing in Lagos to celebrate African culture. French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Abuja for a meeting with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari, in his latest attempt to forge closer ties with English-speaking Africa.

French president Macron to visit Fela’s African Shrine

French leader Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday visit the nightclub founded by Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti, becoming the first ever “real president” to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music. The New Afrika Shrine located in the packed Lagos district of Ikeja replaced Fela

French president, Macron, to visit West Africa

President Emmanuel Macron heads to Mali on Sunday to throw France’s weight behind a new West African military force he hopes will lay the basis for an exit strategy for its own troops. Mali is hosting a heads of state summit with Niger, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania, known as the

Macron, Trump vow ‘joint response’ if chemical attack in Syria

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed during a telephone call Tuesday on the need for a “joint response” in the event of another chemical attack in Syria, the French presidency said. Their call came a day after Washington said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be

Macron seeks majority as France votes for new parliament

AFP French voters went back to the polls on Sunday for the first round of parliamentary elections that are tipped to give President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party a commanding majority. Polling stations opened across France at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) and voting will continue in the largest cities until 8:00 pm (1800

French President to visit Africa on Friday

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron is set to visit French troops serving in Africa on Friday, a source close to the new president revealed on Tuesday. Macron will be in Mali where close to 1,000 French soldiers are currently serving in Paris’ West African counter-terrorism force. The source also disclosed that

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