France, Mali mourn 13 soldiers killed in helicopter crash

France, Mali mourn 13 soldiers killed in helicopter crash

Military leaders and dignitaries traveled from France to Mali on Wednesday to pay tribute to 13 soldiers killed earlier this week in a helicopter collision while supporting anti-terrorism efforts in the Sahel. The crash happened in the dark as the helicopters flew low over ground operations in the Liptako Gourma…

World leaders attend Chirac funeral in Paris

World leaders attend Chirac funeral in Paris

Heads of state from across Africa and the globe gathered in Paris Monday for the funeral of former French president Jacques Chirac, but among those who didn’t were a few notable exceptions. African leaders on hand for the funeral at Saint Sulpice included President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville, as…

French mourn Chirac as African leaders extend condolences

French mourn Chirac as African leaders extend condolences

African leaders were quick to extend their condolences after hearing the news that former French president Jacques Chirac had died in Paris. Chirac, 86, had a history of illness. President George Weah was among those who expressed his sorrow over the loss of Chirac, who considered himself a friend to…

Tunisia’s Essebsi honored with state funeral

Tunisians on Saturday bid farewell to President Beji Caid Essebsi, the 92-year-old leader who died Thursday at a military hospital in Tunis following years of service to the North African nation. Essebsi’s state funeral included throngs of people in the streets who came to honor him, lining the route between…

Violence erupts across France following Algeria AFCON win

At least 74 people were arrested Thursday night in France after fans of the Algerian team, celebrating the quarterfinal victory in the African Cup of Nations, vandalized shops along the Champs Elysees in Paris and wreaked havoc in Marseille and beyond. Interior minister Christophe Canister confirmed the arrests as he…

Mayotte is managing a Rift Valley Fever outbreak

Authorities on the island of Mayotte are dealing with more than economic troubles and the ongoing earthquake swarm these days. There are now 63 confirmed cases of Rift Valley Fever (RFV) on the island, all but five of them since the beginning of the year. The outbreak began in November…

French police search for Strasbourg attack suspect

Police in France are still searching for the suspect in Tuesday’s attack on a Christmas market in the city of Strasbourg. The suspect is identified as Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old French national of Moroccan descent, who they say opened fire on the market after escaping arrest during a roundup earlier…