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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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