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    UPDATE 2-Macron conditions troop presence in Sahel on West African clarifications

    (Recasts, adds details, context) By Michel Rose WATFORD, England Dec 4 (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday demanded West African leaders dismiss growing...

    Macron wants Sahel leaders to clarify stance on French military operation in region

    WATFORD, England, Dec 4 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he wanted a clarification from west African leaders on France’s military...

    UPDATE 1-France’s Macron pays respects to soldiers killed in Mali, says battle goes on

    * 13 French soldiers killed after helicopters collide * Biggest military loss for France since 1982 * Macron assesses options after 6-year campaign (Recasts...

    Parisians line up to mourn 13 soldiers killed in Mali

    PARIS, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Parisians lined the streets of Paris on Monday to pay their respects to 13 French soldiers killed...

    UPDATE 1-At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church

    (Adds detail and context) OUAGADOUGOU, Dec 1 (Reuters) - At least 14 people including teenagers were shot dead in an attack on a church...

    At least 14 killed in attack on Burkina Faso church

    OUAGADOUGOU, Dec 1 (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso during mass on...

    Ivory Coast issues 7-year 150 bln CFA franc ($255 mln) bond

    ABIDJAN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast has issued a 150 billion CFA franc ($254.57 million)seven-year bond with a 5.80 percent coupon, the West...

    SPECIAL REPORT-How jihadists struck gold in Africa’s Sahel

    OUAGADOUGOU, Nov 22 (Reuters) - People around Pama, a West African town on the edge of vast forested conservation areas, had long been forbidden...