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France’s Macron rules out immediate troop drawdown from Sahel

Video Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO - Duration: 02:16s - Published
France’s Macron rules out immediate troop drawdown from Sahel

France’s Macron rules out immediate troop drawdown from Sahel

French president says rushed exit from volatile region in West Africa would be a mistake, as Chad deploys reinforcements.


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Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron 25th President of the French Republic

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Violent protests reportedly gripped many cities in Pakistan after arrest of the chief of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party. Saad Rizvi has been leading protests against Pakistan's ties with France after the latter's President Emmanuel Macron made so-called 'blasphemous' comments. Macron had last year defended caricatures of Islamic figure Muhammad. TLP claims that the Pakistan government led by Imran Khan has failed to uphold its end of an agreement which aimed to put before the Parliament demands like expulsion of the French ambassador, and banning of French goods in the country. Watch the full video for more.

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Macron waves goodbye to France's elite school for top civil servants [Video]

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President Macron unveils plans to scrap France’s elite government school, the ENA, and inject more diversity into the recruitment of top civil servants.

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Sahel Sahel Ecoclimatic and biogeographic transition zone in Africa

G5 Sahel Summit: no immediate reduction of France's Sahel force [Video]

G5 Sahel Summit: no immediate reduction of France's Sahel force

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REPLAY: Macron says no 'immediate' reduction of France's Sahel force

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Macron urges expanded anti-terror fight, government control in Sahel [Video]

Macron urges expanded anti-terror fight, government control in Sahel

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Chad calls for world support as Sahel summit begins [Video]

Chad calls for world support as Sahel summit begins

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West Africa West Africa Westernmost region of the African continent

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