African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday.
Somali teenager Abdulaziz Ahmad hunkered down in the sand dunes outside Calais, once again plotting how to reach Britain.
France will step up the fight against resurgent Islamist militants in north and west Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help the tinderbox region.
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron faced a storm of criticism from his right-wing opponents over his comments condemning France’s colonial past in Algeria.
The son of Equatorial Guinea’s president was put on trial in his absence on Monday in France, accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his country.