President Buhari Leaves For France

President Muhammadu Buhari is about leaving Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend the African Finance Summit, the presidency has said. Gistongist gathered that, Garba Shehu, the president’s spokesman, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Garba noted that the summit would centre on reviewing African economy following […]

Buhari Set To Embark On An Official Trip To France, See When

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday depart Nigeria for an official trip to Paris, the France capital. It was gathered that Buhari would be in Paris for at least four days. It was gathered that Buhari would be in Paris for at least four days, where he has also been scheduled to meet his doctor. […]

More Worrying Signs As France, Germany Suspend Use Of AstraZeneca Vaccine

President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that France was suspending the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, pending a review of its safety by the European Medicines Agency. “The decision has been made… to suspend the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a precaution, hoping that we can resume it quickly if the judgement of […]

France: Former President Sent To Jail, See Why

France’s former president, Nicolas Sarkozy was on Monday, March 1 found guilty of corruption and influence-peddling and sentenced to three years in prison with two of them suspended.   The 66-year-old, who was president from 2007 to 2012 was accused of forging a “corruption pact” with his lawyer and a senior magistrate. Judges said there […]

France Begin Plan To Deliver Vaccines To People Over 75

France began a nationwide campaign to inoculate people over 75 on Monday as officials sought to ease concerns about deliveries of coronavirus vaccines. France, which saw its death toll rise past 70,000 at the weekend, has so far given priority to healthcare workers and elderly people in their care. The new phase in its vaccination […]

France Comes For Congo Rebel Leader, See Why

France has opened investigations into former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader, Mr. Roger Lumbala. Mr. Lumbala was accused of complicity in crimes against humanity for his actions during Congo’s civil war in 2002. The investigation was announced on Monday after Mr Lumbala’s arrest on Saturday. His charges are over actions predominantly against the Nande […]

Mali: Two French soldiers killed in Fresh Conflict

Two French soldiers died in MaliTwo French Soldiers Killed In Mali Bomb Attack on when their armored vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.   According to the presidency the two were in the eastern region of Menaka collecting intelligence, the French.   France has 5,100 troops in the Sahel region which has been […]

France President In Stable Condition As Her Battles Covid19

French President Emmanuel Macron, who has tested positive for the coronavirus, is in stable condition, and examinations have given reassuring results, a statement from his office said Saturday. “The medical condition of the president is stable compared with Friday,” the Élysée Palace statement quoted Jean-Christophe Perrochon, the chief doctor of the presidency. The statement said […]

French Lawmakers Back Return Of Artefacts Looted From Africa

French lawmakers on Thursday approved the return of prized artefacts looted during colonial times to Benin and Senegal, completing the legislative process needed to give back the objects. The trove includes a royal throne taken during a war in Benin and a sword once wielded by a 19th-century sheikh in what is now Senegal. Former […]

France President Test Positive To Covid 19

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, the Élysée Palace announced on Thursday. Other French and EU leaders will be self-isolating after coming into contact with Macron over the past week, their offices said. “The president of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today,” the presidential palace said in a statement. […]