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Carrefour confident over overhaul as third-quarter sales accelerate


PARIS Carrefour said on Wednesday it was confident its overhaul plan was on track after sales growth accelerated in the third quarter, reflecting improving sales in its core French and Brazilian markets.


How Russia moved into Central Africa 17 Oct 2018

DAKAR When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead.


French army carries out air strikes in Burkina after Islamist attack 04 Oct 2018

PARIS France carried out air strikes in northern Burkina Faso after Islamist militants attacked a police unit at a local gold mine, the latest incident to underscore rising insurgency in the West African region.

U.S. to keep supporting French military effort in Mali - Pentagon chief 02 Oct 2018

PARIS The United States has no plans to reduce its support for the French-led military campaign against Islamist militants in Mali, U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis said on Tuesday.

At least 15 Tuaregs killed in Fulani attack on Mali village 26 Sep 2018

BAMAKO At least 15 Tuaregs were killed when armed men from a rival ethnic group attacked their village in northern Mali, local authorities said on Wednesday.

Three workers reportedly kidnapped near Burkina Faso gold mine 24 Sep 2018

OUAGADOUGOU Unidentified assailants on Sunday kidnapped three people working at a gold mine run by Ghana-based Balaji in northeastern Burkina Faso, near the border with Mali, a company official told Reuters on Monday.

France to press Mali to implement peace deal with rebels 21 Sep 2018

PARIS France will press Mali's re-elected President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday to move more quickly to bring into force faltering peace accords with rebels as Islamist militants keep up actions to destabilise the West African country.

Italian priest kidnapped overnight near Niger's southern border 18 Sep 2018

NIAMEY An Italian priest was kidnapped on Monday in south Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, the second abduction of a European in the West African country this year.

At least 20 killed in Mali after truck falls into river 12 Sep 2018

BAMAKO At least 20 people were killed in central Mali when a truck fell into a river after a suspected brake failure, the Malian government said on Wednesday.


In Mali's capital, donkeys are on front line of fight against waste 12 Sep 2018

BAMAKO In the Malian capital of Bamako, donkey carts driven by young men like 19-year-old Arouna Diabate play a vital role battling the fast-growing city's waste problem.