Keyword: Mauritania

France makes small troop increase to anti-jihadist ops in Sahel

French President Emmanuel Macron has held a summit in Pau, south-west France, with leaders of five West African states engaged alongside France in fighting jihadist forces in the Sahel when he announced a further 220 French troops would be sent to the region to join their 4,500 colleagues already on the ground and the creation of a joint command structure with regional states.

France summons African leaders, threatening troop pullout

Facing hostility in five former colonies over a stalled fight against extremists, President Macron has taken a harsh public stance but few expect him to follow through.

Macron talks security with African leaders

French president held talks at the 31st African Union summit taking place in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott.

Mauritanian president in France after 'friendly fire' shooting

Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz receives treatment at a French military hospital after he said troops "shot him by accident".

Mauritania 'to extradite former Gaddafi spy chief to Libya'

Libyan deputy prime minister uses Twitter to announce that Mauritania has agreed to send Abdullah al-Senussi home.