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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.