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Boko Haram 'still a threat' warns Hollande on Nigeria visit

The French president held talks on the Islamist terrorist group with his Nigerian counterpart ahead of a meeting of regional leaders to discuss the conflict.

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France warns against travel to countries with Ebola

Foreign ministry says trips to four countries hit by Ebola fever outbreak - Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria - should be put on hold.

Nigeria abducted girls: France's summit on Boko Haram threat

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and other West African leaders will attend the talks in Paris to discuss threat from Islamist group.

France offers to send agents to Nigeria for kidnapped girls

Paris joins United States and Britain in offering to help rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Security heads agenda during Hollande visit to Nigeria

The French president, the only Western leader invited to Nigeria's centenary celebrations, pledged to support fight against terrorist groups.

Cameroon gunmen free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch

French president Francois Hollande announces the release of priest who was kidnapped in November in Cameroon, near Nigerian border.

French hostage Francis Collomp free in Nigeria

Francis Collomp, 63, who was kidnapped on December 19, 2012, by the Ansaru Islamist group, reportedly escaped during a shoot-out.

Boko Haram 'holding kidnapped French priest'

Banned Nigerian Islamist group claims it was they who kidnapped Georges Vandenbeusch from his home near Koza in northern Cameroon.

French hostage of Nigerian Islamists pleads for help

In a video released by his captors, Francis Collomp, kidnapped last December, asked for French and Nigerian help in securing his release.

French family of seven kidnapped in Cameroon freed

France says it paid no ransom for the release of the three adults and four children kidnapped in February, who are reported to be in good health.

Video of French hostages held by Nigeria’s extremists Boko Haram

Recording shows man whose four children were kidnapped with him and other family members in Cameroon saying: 'We lose strength every day'.

France refuses negotiations with 'Boko Haram' hostage-takers

French family of seven kidnapped in Cameroon last week appeared in video posted online by captors demanding imprisoned Islamists be freed. 

French Cameroon hostages' freedom unconfirmed

After reports from a French government minister that they had been rescued, the fate of a family of seven kidnapped in Cameroon remains unclear.

French tanker 'hijacked' off Ivory Coast

Nigerian pirates are believed to have taken control of a French-owned tanker with 17 crew which went missing off Ivory Coast at the weekend.

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