France honors soldiers killed freeing hostages in Africa

Europe 05/14/19, 05:58

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday defended a military operation to free hostages held in Burkina Faso that left two French special forces officers dead.Crowds lined the Alexander III Bridge in central Paris as the funeral cortege carrying the coffins of the two Marine commandos drove slowly past, part of ...

Burkina Faso president wishes ex-hostages safe return

Europe 05/11/19, 08:33

Burkina Faso's president has received three liberated hostages in the presidential palace in the capital, Ouagadougou, to wish them well as they fly to Paris.Roch Kabore tweeted Saturday he wishes the two French tourists and one South Korean citizen a "safe return to their respective families."The three will fly to ...

French soldiers killed while freeing tourists in West Africa

Europe 05/10/19, 06:07

Two French soldiers have been killed in a military operation in the West African nation of Burkina Faso that freed two French tourists and two others kidnapped in neighboring Benin.In a statement Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed condolences for the two soldiers killed in the overnight operation. He promised ...

Germany’s Merkel arrives in Niger on West Africa tour

Africa 05/02/19, 12:49

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Niger for the final stop of her three-nation West Africa tour.Earlier on Thursday Merkel met with some of the 850 German soldiers who are serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali.She had started the day by meeting with university students in ...

American Kennel Club adds a breed: the speedy, sleek Azawakh

Africa 01/02/19, 17:51

A fleet-footed hound that hails from West Africa is the latest dog in the American Kennel Club's pack of recognized breeds.The club announced Wednesday that the Azawakh (AHZ'-ah-wahk) became the 193rd breed in its roster. That means Azawakhs can now compete in many dog shows, though they're not eligible for ...

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