France to reconfigure military presence in Sahel within weeks: Macron

France to reconfigure military presence in Sahel within weeks: Macron

France will in the weeks ahead begin reconfiguring its military presence in the Sahel region of West Africa where it has been on the frontline of the fight against militants, President Emmanuel Macron said.

Mali says 54 killed in militant attack on army post

Mali says 54 killed in militant attack on army post

At least 53 soldiers and one civilian were killed in a militant attack on a military post in northern Mali on Friday, the government said.

Billionaire French tycoon Bollore detained in Africa corruption probe

Billionaire French tycoon Bollore detained in Africa corruption probe

Billionaire French tycoon Vincent Bollore was detained Tuesday as part of a corruption investigation into his group's activities in West Africa where it operates several ports, legal sources told AFP.

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military HQ, French embassy

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military HQ, French embassy

Dozens of people were killed Friday in twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters, an assault that coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadist forces.

Qatar, Dakar cement ties:  Emir's six-nation West Africa tour starts in Senegal

Qatar, Dakar cement ties: Emir's six-nation West Africa tour starts in Senegal

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived in Dakar on an official visit to the Republic of Senegal.

West African leaders break silence on Togo violence

West African leaders break silence on Togo violence

West African leaders have made their first comments after two months of increasingly bloody violence in Togo, calling on the presidency and the opposition to sit down to talks.

Austerity sees all stocks closing in red in the week

Austerity sees all stocks closing in red in the week

Fiscal austerity measures appears to have had profound influence in the Qatar Stock Exchange as all of the 42 traded stocks closed in the red