New French President Promises to Be Tough On Malian Terrorists
Emmanuel Macron has also pledged his support to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who he met at a military base in the Malian city of Gao, where an estimated 1,600 French soldiers are based.
RFI, 23 May 2017
French president Emmanuel Macron reinforced his commitment to fighting armed Islamists in Africa during a speech made at the French military base in Gao, northern Mali, while also… Read more »
France President Emmanuel Macron.
Al Jazeera, 19 May 2017
President Emmanuel Macron visited French troops fighting armed groups in the West African country of Mali on Friday, during his first official visit outside Europe. Read more »
HRW, 19 May 2017
"The Jihadists are the law now," an elder from central Mali told me. "The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages," confided… Read more »
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the weekend attack near the border with Burkina Faso but armed groups, including al-Qaeda affiliates, have been increasingly ... Read more »