Emmanuel Macron

    • US Secretary of State Blinken to visit Germany, France and Italy

      US Secretary of State Blinken to visit Germany, France and Italy

      US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is to travel to Germany next week for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and to participate in a conference on Libya hosted by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas before going on to France and Italy, dpa reported. Blinken will hold talks with Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said.

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    • France ends counter-terrorism Operation Barkhane in Sahel region

      France ends counter-terrorism Operation Barkhane in Sahel region

      French President Emmanuel Macron announced a drawing down of French forces battling Islamist militants in Mali in the troubled Sahel region of Africa during a wide-ranging press conference on Thursday, news wires reported. Macron said that France's counter-terrorism operation in West Africa would come to an end and be merged into a broader international mission. "We will make a drawdown in an organised way," he said, adding that details would be finalised by the end of June.

       

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    • G7 nations expected to share 1bn Covid-19 vaccine doses with the world

      G7 nations expected to share 1bn Covid-19 vaccine doses with the world

      The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British PM Boris Johnson announced on Thursday, news wires reported. Half of them will come from the US and 100 million from the UK.  Johnson’s announcement on the eve of the G7 leaders’ summit in England came hours after the US president Joe Biden committed to donating 500m Covid-19 vaccine doses, AP noted.

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    • France will offer Covid vaccines to 12-18 age group from 15 June

      France will offer Covid vaccines to 12-18 age group from 15 June

      France will offer from 15 June Covid-19 vaccines to everyone between 12 and 18, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday. During a visit to the village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in southern France, Macron also noted that 50% of French adults have now received at least one Covid vaccine jab, calling it "truly a turning point" in the country's inoculation drive, AFP reported.

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    • Macron arrives in Rwanda seeking to normalize ties clouded over 1994 genocide

      Macron arrives in Rwanda seeking to normalize ties clouded over 1994 genocide

      French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Rwanda on Thursday for a highly symbolic visit aimed at turning the page on a quarter century of diplomatic tensions over France's role in the country's 1994 genocide, news wires reported. Macron is the first French leader since 2010 to visit the central African country, which has long accused France of complicity in the mass killings of Rwandan Tutsis.

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    • Macron hosts economic summit with African leaders

      Macron hosts economic summit with African leaders

      French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday hosts African leaders and chiefs of global financial institutions for a summit that will seek to provide Africa with critical financing swept away by the Covid-19 pandemic, AFP reported. Africa has so far been less badly hit by the pandemic than other global regions with a total of 130,000 dead across the continent.But the economic cost is only too apparent, with the International Monetary Fund warning in late 2020 that Africa faces a shortfall in the funds needed for future development, a financial gap of $290bn up to 2023. 

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    • France reaches its goal of 20m Covid vaccine first doses

      France reaches its goal of 20m Covid vaccine first doses

      France reached its goal on Saturday of 20 million initial doses of coronavirus vaccines, French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted ahead of long awaited restrictions easing, news wires reported. Macron announced the milestone in a tweet that said "20 million" with a green checkmark, a number that represents around 30% of the population. Health officials said the exact figure was 20,086,792; with 8,805,345 people having also had a second vaccine dose.

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    • Macron draws alliance to race on local elections

      Macron draws alliance to race on local elections

      France’s ruling La Republique en Marche (LREM) announced plans to join forces with the conservative Les Republicens (LR) in a bid to win upcoming local elections, Reuters reported. The move comes as the ruling party showed not enough strength to win on its own. LREM of President Emmanuel Macron will be in alliance with LR in the race for the regional vote in June in the southern Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region, government sources elaborated.

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