Niger says France amassing troops, equipment in ECOWAS states

Niger’s military has accused France of gathering forces and equipment in several West African countries with a view to launch a “military intervention” against Niamey. Colonel Amadou Abdramane, a spokesman for Niger’s coup leaders, made the claim on national television late on Saturday. He said France was continuing to deploy[…]

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Cape Town Ulama Board lambaste abaya ban in France

Following the ban on abayas in France, the Cape Town Ulama Board has expressed their condemnation to the discriminatory move. According to a statement released by the authority body, the decision is a clear violation of religious freedom and undermines the values of inclusivity and tolerance. “The abaya is not[…]

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France, Netherlands urge nationals to leave Iran

France and the Netherlands have urged their nationals to leave Iran and for others not to travel to the country, warning of political instability caused by the ongoing protests and the risks of arbitrary detention. According to the Dutch news agency ANP, Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra yesterday called on all Dutch nationals in Iran to[…]

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France: MPs sign draft resolution condemning Israel’s apartheid

Some 38 far-left French MPs have signed a draft resolution condemning Israel’s “institutionalisation of an apartheid regime against Palestinian people,” news agencies reported on Friday. The draft resolution was originally submitted on 13 July by Communist MP Jean-Paul Lecocq but stirred a public debate on Friday. Signatories include former presidential candidate[…]

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