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France to train 30,000 African troops for UN Missions by 2020 – Deputy Envoy

The government of France will prepare more than 30,000 African soldiers to participate in UN peacekeeping operations by 2020, French Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Anne Gueguen said during the UN Security Council open debate on peacekeeping. "France aims to train more than 30,000 African military personnel next year

Fired: What’s inside the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

•400 firefighters battle ‘difficult’ Notre-Dame fire The cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is home to numerous artifacts, works of art and religious relics that each tell a story. As a devastating fire tore through the cathedral on Monday, toppling its spire, many feared the items -- collected over the centuries -- might be lost.Fire at Notre Dame

France restates commitment to boosting electricity in Nigeria

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Deputy Ambassador of France, Guillaume Audren de Kerdrel, has restated his country’s commitment to improving on the electricity transmission in Nigeria, particularly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Ambassador said this at the ground breaking ceremony of the Abuja feeding scheme on Thursday in Abuja organised by the

France hosts biggest French dinner in Nigeria

Godsgift Onyedinefu The French Embassy in Nigeria, on Thursday held a grand french dinner for 100 people as part of activities to celebrate the 2019 International Francophone Week. The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jérôme Pasquier, speaking at the event in Abuja, said that the dinner was organised to commemorate the Goût de

DRC Election: France casts doubt at the emergence of opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi

•Says runner-up is apparent winner France on Thursday challenged the outcome of Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, saying the declared victory of opposition chief Felix Tshisekedi was "not consistent" with the results and that his rival Martin Fayulu appeared to have won. In remarks made just hours after the provisional results

Six Suspected Jihadists Killed in French Airstrike in Mali

At least six suspected members of a jihadist group were killed overnight in a French airstrike in southeastern Mali, a French military spokesman said Thursday. A surveillance drone followed eight "members of an armed terrorist group" as they crossed the border on motorcycles from Niger into Mali, Colonel Patrik Steiger said. A

Buhari finally speaks on Ganduje bribery videos

Speaking for the first time on the bribe-taking videos of Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, President, said security agencies were vetting the video and that action would be taken on the matter soon. The President’s response on the Ganduje videos followed a remark by a Kano student in France, who lauded

Col. Ali allegedly siphons billions of naira from customs

Godsgift Onyedinefu The League of Maritime Editors have raised daring allegations of massive corruption in the port system against the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Rtd Col. Hammed Ali, officers of the Strike Force (SF) created by his office and others at the nation’s ports and border stations. The