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B’Haram is France, Nigeria’s common enemy – France envoy


The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer, has said that Boko Haram insurgents are a common enemy to both France and Nigeria, stressing that it will require collaborative intelligence gathering to deal with the group. Gauer spoke at the Government House Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Thursday when he led a delegation of French Embassy attaches on a ...

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France to strip Weinstein of Legion d’Honneur – Macron


France will strip disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of the prestigious Legion d’Honneur, President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday. “I have taken steps to revoke the Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour)” from Weinstein — accused by several women of sexual harassment, groping and rape — Macron said in a televised interview. Weinstein was made a knight of the Legion d’Honneur, ...

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France launches €57bn investment fund

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Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced plans Monday to pour 57 billion euros ($67.8 billion) into modernising France’s sluggish economy, with a hefty chunk set aside for making it more environmentally-friendly. Spread over five years, the fund will be slightly bigger than the 50 billion euros that centrist Emmanuel Macron had pledged when he was elected president in May. Philippe said ...

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France to end oil gas production by 2040


France plans to pass legislation this year to phase out all oil and gas exploration and production on its mainland and overseas territories by 2040, becoming the first country to do so, according to a draft bill presented on Wednesday. President Emmanuel Macron wants to make France carbon neutral by 2050 and plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions by leaving ...

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France wants to jail son of Africa’s longest serving president.


By S.Ratko A French prosecutor has asked a court to sentence the vice president of Equatorial Guinea to three years in prison for embezzling $115 million from his country to buy luxury cars, real estate, and other assets in France. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, 48, the country’s current vice president and the son of current president Teodoro Obiang, Africa’s longest ...

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France faced with wildfires, causes mass evacuation

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Wildfires in south-eastern France, 10,000 individuals affected. France asked its EU neighbours for additional help fighting the wildfires attack after many firefighters have been deployed to battle the fires close to Bormes-les-Mimosas, within the country’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Some 4,000 hectares (15.4 sq miles) of land have burned on the Mediterranean coast, in the mountainous interior and on the island ...

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