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BOKO HARAM: “YOUR STRUGGLE IS OUR STRUGGLE” – FRENCH PRESIDENT TELLS NIGERIA

AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE ABUJA 27 February, 2014 French President Francois Hollande promised Nigeria support on Thursday in the battle against Islamist group Boko Haram, saying France would always be ready to help combat extremism in defence of democracy. “Your struggle … Continue reading

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FRANCE SAY FORCE LIKELY TO BE USED IN NORTHERN MALI

AQIM – disliked interlopers AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE 12 July, 2012 Force will probably have to be used to dislodge Islamists from northern Mali, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday, although interim leaders must first take control of thesouth. … Continue reading

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FRANCE TO HELP NIGERIA IN FIGHT AGAINST BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS

PANA December 28, 2011 France will help the Nigerian authorities fight terrorist actions of the Boko Haram Islamist sect, the spokesman of the French ministry of foreign affairs, Bernard Valero, said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news briefing in Paris, … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM: FRANCE OFFERS TO ASSIST NIGERIA

ABUJA (AFP) French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe vowed Saturday to help Nigeria in its fight against extremist groups as the country faces an intensifying Islamist insurgency. The radical Islamist group Boko Haram has claimed credit for a recent wave of … Continue reading

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FRANCE LAUNCHES GULF OF GUINEA ANTI-PIRACY OP

Nigeria’s Commodore Bola Ajibade, Commander Joint Benin-Nigeria Anti-Piracy Task Group 11.1 * French to spend $10 million on regional security operation * Benin, Togo and Ghana to benefit from training, planes COTONOU, Nov 10 (Reuters) France has launched a three-year … Continue reading

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KENYA SECURITY FORCES IN SHOOTOUT WITH ABDUCTORS OF FRENCHWOMAN

Kenya Navy Special Boat Unit train with U.S.Navy Special Operations trainers in Mombasa, Kenya Kenya Security Forces in Shootout With Abductors of Frenchwoman NAIROBI, Kenya Oct. 1 (Xinhua) Kenya’s security forces engaged in a fierce shootout with abductors of the … Continue reading

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KENYA DEPLOYS NAVY FORCES TO RESCUE ABDUCTED FRENCHWOMAN

KNS Shujaa(armed with a 76mm & a 30mm gun). Built 1997, converted civil ship MOMBASA, Kenya, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) Kenya’s authorities have deployed more security forces to help in rescuing efforts of the disabled Frenchwoman who was kidnapped on Saturday … Continue reading

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