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France Consolidates Military Might Forces Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - In contemporary France, major fortunes, migrants' origins and attitudes to Africa have their roots in the imperial power dynamic. In 2007, Nicolas Sarkozy infamously described the continent in terms redolent of the colonial era, provoking widespread anger.

French Troops Seen As Villains In Central African Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - Six months after being welcomed as saviours in the Central African Republic, the 2,000 French soldiers in the country face growing hostility from a population accusing them of failing to curb interfaith violence.

Strategic Africa: Why The U.S. And Europe Are Sending In The...

AFRICANGLOBE - In the U.S. military's remarkably globalized world staff, officers deep in a special headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, are organizing training missions over three continents all dedicated to one special place— Africa. What's striking is that this far-flung and little noticed U.S. Africa Command —​ AFRICOM as it's called — has been on a roll at a time when the Pentagon is undergoing a big downsizing.

France, Chad, Gaddafi And The Central African Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - For French Ambassador Gerard Araud to say that France misunderstood how much Central Africans "desperately want to kill each other" is mendacious and a cover for the results of their decades of mercenary interference in CAR along with neighbouring states like Libya and Chad.

French Troops Kill Three CAR Presidential Guards

AFRICANGLOBE - Three ex-rebels shot dead by French troops in the capital of the Central African Republic on Sunday were members of the presidential guard and were “killed in cold blood”, the CAR presidency said. “They were killed in cold blood by members of Sangaris,”presidential spokesman Guy Simplice Kodegue said yesterday, referring to the French force sent this month to disarm ex-rebels sowing chaos in the country.

European Countries To Send Troops To Central African Republic

AFRICANGLOBE - Some European countries will send troops to support a French mission in Central African Republic, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. "We will soon have troops on the ground from our European colleagues," Fabius told parliament in response to a question.

French War In Central African Republic Intensifies Humanitarian Crisis

AFRICANGLOBE - The history of France in the Central African Republic includes French support to the dictatorship of Jean-Bédel Bokassa, whom French imperialism ousted in the 1979 coup codenamed Operation Barracuda; the 2002 installation in Operation Boali of Bozizé, whom it defended with 2006 bombings aimed at Djotodia’s forces; and finally France’s latest swing behind the Seleka forces.

Mali: Joint Force Battle Terrorists In Gao

AFRICANGLOBE - French and Malian troops fought Arab terrorists on the streets of Gao and a car bomb exploded in Kidal on Thursday, as fighting showed little sign of abating weeks before France plans to start withdrawing some forces. According to reports from Gao in the country's desert north, French and Malian forces fired after Arab terrorists...

French, Malian Troops Clash With Terrorists Around Gao

AFRICANGLOBE - French and Malian troops suffered casualties in clashes with terrorists fighters near northern Mali's main town, Gao, France's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. He vowed to hunt down the combatants and claimed they had suffered "significant losses".

Mali: French and Malian Troops Now Control All Major Towns

AFRICANGLOBE - French and Malian troops have recaptured the northern Malian town of Kidal, the last terrorist stronghold in the region, according to military officials. Many fear the Arab terrorists, who have reportedly been driven out of the town near the Algerian border

French-Led Malian Forces Move to Recapture Timbuktu

AFRICANGLOBE - In a matter of weeks, Malian forces led by French troops are on the cusp of regaining control of northern Mali previously seized by Arab terrorists. France entered the conflict just two weeks ago, and already the rebels have been pushed back on their heels, as the campaign reaches the famed city of Timbuktu.