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France Ramps Up Operations In Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - Thousands of French and African troops are on their way to Mali to push back an Islamist offensive. French forces continued airstrikes for the fifth day Tuesday (January 15th) against al-Qaeda-linked Islamists in Mali.

U.S. Prepares Support For French Military Intervention in Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - U.S. Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta has applauded France's surprise airstrikes on Arab terrorists rebels in northern Mali that began late last week and continued over the weekend. Panetta added that the U.S. government is readying plans for assistance in the ongoing operations, which scholars and human rights workers worry could continue for an extended period.

France’s Unexpected But Welcomed Move In Mali

AFRICANGLOBE - An unexpected military effort in Northen Mali led by France since Friday has halted the advances of Ansar Dine terrorists in major cities including the capital, Bamako. Algeria, which shares a long border with Mali, gave permission for its air space to be used for bombing raids "without limit" and ECOWAS has welcomed the French offensive.

Why Did Jews Get Expelled From England And Parts Of France?

AFRICANGLOBE - European Jews were expelled from England in 1290 CE and from parts of France before that. Why did this happen? Was it simple antisemitism? Or did Jews play a role in our own expulsion? The answer may surprise you.

France Sending Drones to West Africa Holding Secret Meetings

France will move surveillance drones to West Africa and is holding secretive talks with U.S. officials in Paris this week as it seeks to...

Life for Africans in France

Since becoming Interior Minister in 2005, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy regularly looked to the far right to find votes. For Louis-Georges Tin, president of...

What Does the Rise of the Far Right Means for Africans...

Francois Hollande's victory in France's recent Presidential election may have dampened the focus on the stubborn rise in support for France's far-right Front National...

AU Revoir To French Meddling In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - France has never really let go of its African colonies, nor have those colonies ever really let go of France. It's a tangled, poisonous relationship that is under increased scrutiny.

France’s Corrupting Policies in Africa

Africa - except as an immigration issue - is unlikely to feature prominently in the forthcoming French Presidential election. But the continent remains a...

Ouattara to Sign Military Accord With France

Côte d'Ivoire's President Alassane Ouattara starts a three-day visit to France on Wednesday. The trip, during which he will sign a security accord with Paris, is seen as marking the end of 10 years of stormy relations with his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo. Ouattara can expect a warm reception from French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysée Palace but the high point of the visit will be on Thursday when he will sign a new "defence and security agreement".

How The U.S., U.K., and France Destroyed The U.N. Security Council

Tuesday both Russia and China vetoed United Nations sanctions against Syria, intended to punish President Bashar al Assad's government for its violent crackdown against civilians in the uprising that's claimed a reported nearly 3,000 lives.

Strauss-Kahn: From IMF Chief to “Disgusting Creature” in France

The infamous Monsieur Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) is back home. Although he should feel safer in France than he reportedly felt while in the United States, he decided to stack the deck in his favor—again—by granting an interview conducted by his wife’s colleague and friend, Claire Chazel.

French Lawyer Exposes French Imperialism’s Criminal Activities In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - On September 11, lawyer Robert Bourgi revealed in a lengthy interview in the Journal du Dimanche that he acted as go-between for the secret financing of the main political parties in France by African heads of state.