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French ambassador to leave Afghanistan, work from Paris: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron says the French ambassador to Afghanistan will continue his mission but from Paris.

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Niger's military junta on Friday announced ordered French ambassador Sylvian Itte to leave the country within 48 hours. Macron reiterated Paris' support for ousted President Mohammed Bazoum.
28 Aug
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29 Aug
France says it will not budge in its refusal to engage with Niger's coup leaders. A month after their takeover, they issued a Monday deadline to the French ambassador to leave their country, but Paris has insisted its envoy will stay put. Also, Africa sets its own stage in Kenya for conversations about its experience of the ravages of climate change. With the first ever Africa climate summit now a week away, we speak to its CEO about the existential stakes faced by the continent.
9 Sep
July 2023 saw the third edition of a fashion competition in Paris called Africa Fashion Up. It aims to give a platform to young, up-and-coming African talent. Five designers from across the continent presented their collections at the Musée du Quai Branly, as they celebrated local craftsmanship with a global appeal. The winner, Aristide Loua, is an Ivorian who lived in France before returning to his home country, where he spent two years reacclimatising before embracing fashion. FRANCE 24 went to meet him and the other designers.
2 Sep
There'll be no more rental scooters zipping through the French capital's streets or parked awkwardly.
6 Sep
Hundreds of vehicles streamed out of the exit gates of Burning Man after authorities deemed the situation safe for people to leave. Heavy rainfall forced organizers to bring the party to a halt over the weekend.
7 Sep
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15 Sep
A hiking trail in the heart of Paris is giving ramblers a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city… without escaping from the city itself. The GR75 route celebrates the highlights of Olympic Paris, such as the Cipale velodrome, which hosted the events in 1900 and 1924. For hikers, it is a way to get in the spirit of the games ahead of the Olympics next year. Our colleagues at France 3 and Jack Colmer Gale have this report.
16 Sep
Islamabad shuttered the key crossing after an exchange of fire between the two countries. Pakistan accuses Afghanistan of failing to control the border, allowing militants to cross and launch attacks from Pakistan.
16 Sep
The French Catholic Church is facing new accusations of a sexual abuse scandal within Paris’s Foreign Missions Society, an organisation dedicated to spreading Christianity overseas. As a criminal investigation has been opened into accusations against three clergymen from the group, a FRANCE 24 investigation by journalists Karina Chabour and Julie Dungelhoeff sheds light on the allegations against the society.
23 Sep
Niger's coup leaders have tried to expel France's ambassador, but Paris says it doesn't recognize their authority to order him out. Macron said on TV he was "literally" a "hostage," stuck in the French Embassy in Niamey.