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Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihad force

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Mali on Sunday to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, with France urging greater support for the Sahel region amid mounting insecurity. The so-called “G5 Sahel” countries just south of the Sahara — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, …

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Race is on to turn flying car into reality

Le Bourget, France | AFP | Aeronautics giants are treating the idea of a flying car with caution, as such a project raises more questions than it answers, experts say — it’s a child’s dream, a millionaire’s toy. But is it really the next big thing in transport? At this …

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Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments

Brussels, Belgium |AFP | EU leaders on Friday poured cold water on a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in strategic European industries. European leaders discussed the divisive topic on the second day of an EU summit in Brussels, as Europe …

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Inflight internet ready to take off

Le Bourget, France | Sonia WOLF, AFP | Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say. Even bans on bringing laptops and tablets on board imposed by Britain and the …

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European champion Macron gears up for first EU summit

Paris, France | Gina Doggett, Laurence Benhamou,  AFP | France’s new President Emmanuel Macron heads to his first EU summit on Thursday pledging to breathe new life into the bloc after Britain’s shock Brexit decision and to bolster European defences in the face of Donald Trump’s “America First” policy. The …

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Rwanda-born Berville is French MP as Macron secures majority

 Rwanda-born Berville is MP as Macron marches to clear majority in French parliament  Paris, France | AFP |  French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party swept to a large majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday, although it fell short of a predicted landslide. Macron’s year-old Republique en Marche (Republic on the …

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Fête de la Musique comes to Uganda June 18-24

The World Music Week (Fête de la Musique) that started in France in 1982,  comes to Uganda again this week. This year the Alliance Française Kampala in collaboration with the Embassy of France in Uganda, the Sheraton Hotel Kampala, the Ecole Française les Grands Lacs, the Pearl Rhythm Foundation, Que …

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