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Carrefour's Brazilian unit elects Malige as chairman

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SAO PAULO The board at the Brazilian unit of French retailer Carrefour has elected Matthieu Malige as chairman, it said in a statement on Monday.

Saudis pledge $100 million to African anti-jihadist force: Mali

DAKAR Saudi Arabia has pledged $100 million to a new regional military force battling jihadist groups in West Africa's Sahel region, force member Mali said on Monday.

World, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Dec 04 2017

With Algeria's future uncertain, Macron unlikely to dwell on past during visit

PARIS/ALGIERS French President Emmanuel Macron is likely to use a visit to Algeria on Wednesday to look to the future and turn the page on the colonial past, but stop short of apologizing for his country's actions as some demand.

World, Dec 04 2017

Mali's president contradicts French account of military strike

PARIS Malian soldiers killed by a French military strike in northern Mali in October were hostages of Islamist militants, not deserters turned jihadists as French authorities say, Mali's president said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.

World, Africa, Dec 03 2017

France's Macron calls on Iraq to dismantle all militias

PARIS/BAGHDAD French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on Iraq to dismantle all militias, including the government-sanctioned, Iran-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), a rare public call to do so by a major Western leader. | Video

World, Iraq, Dec 02 2017

Niger approves use of armed American drones: U.S. official

WASHINGTON The government of Niger has approved the use of armed American drones, a U.S. official said on Thursday, expanding the U.S. ability to target militants in the region.

World, Africa, Nov 30 2017

France invites U.S. to Dec. 13 summit on boosting fight against W.African militants

ACCRA French President Emmanuel Macron fears Islamist militants have scored military and symbolic victories in West Africa while a regional military force has struggled to get off the ground, a French presidential source said on Thursday.

World, Africa, Nov 30 2017

At least 17 killed in gold mine dispute on Mali-Guinea border

CONAKRY A two-day skirmish between Guinean and Malian villagers over control of a gold mine that straddles the countries' joint border killed at least 17 people, a government official in Guinea said on Tuesday.

World, Africa, Nov 28 2017

Mali's regional elections delayed by security concerns

BAMAKO Mali's government said it has delayed regional elections from December to April amid security concerns caused by the spreading reach of Islamist militants.

World, United Nations, Africa, Nov 27 2017

Four U.N. peacekeepers killed in two separate attacks in Mali

BAMAKO Four United Nations peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed and 21 people were wounded in two separate attacks by unknown assailants in Mali on Friday, the U.N. mission there said.

World, United Nations, Africa, Nov 24 2017