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  • Nigeria – Fight against terrorism (23.07.14)

    France welcomes the commitment made on july 23 in Niamey by the heads of state of Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad to contribute to a multinational force to combat the terrorist threat in Nigeria, within the framework of the Lake Chad Basin Commission.

  • Nigeria – Inclusion of Boko Haram on the UN sanctions list (22.05.14)

    France welcomes the inclusion of Boko Haram on the UN terrorism-related sanctions list. This decision will make it possible to hamper the capabilities of this terrorist organization thanks to the immediate freezing by all UN members of its financial assets and economic resources, as well through an arms embargo.

  • Nigeria - Attacks in Jos (20.05.14)

    France condemns the attacks perpetrated yesterday that killed more than a hundred people, the majority of them women, in the city of Jos.

  • Nigeria/Kidnapping – Reply by Laurent Fabius to a question in the National Assembly (07.05.14)

    "In the face of such a situation, outrage is not enough. That’s why the French President instructed the Defence Minister and me, as soon as that horrible crime was committed, to make the services available to Nigeria and the neighbouring countries. This very morning, the President asked us to make contact with the President of Nigeria to tell him that a specialized team, with all the resources in the region, was available to Nigeria to help with the search and rescue operation for the girls."

  • Nigeria – Attacks on villages (15.03.14)

    France condemns the deadly attacks on March 15 that killed more than a hundred civilians in the villages of Angwan Gata, Chenshyi and Angwan Sankwai in central Nigeria.

  • Nigeria – Terrorist attack (25.02.14)

    France condemns the sickening attack targeted against children at a secondary school in Buni Yadi (Yobe state) on February 25 which, according to the latest reports, killed more than 50 students.

  • Nigeria – Terrorist attack (15.02.14)

    France condemns the massacre perpetrated on 15 February in Borno State which, according to the latest report, cost the lives of over 100 people. We express our condolences to the families and close friends of the victims of this appalling violence.

  • Nigeria – Terrorist attacks (26.01.14)

    France condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated on January 26 in Borno and Adamawa states in Nigeria. According to the latest reports, almost 100 people were killed.

  • Nigeria – Enactment of a law against homosexuality (14.01.14)

    France expresses its deep concern at the enactment of a law in Nigeria strengthening the criminalization of homosexuality in the country. In violation of the international commitments to which Nigeria has freely subscribed, this law restricts the freedom of association, assembly and expression and undermines the fundamental rights of LGBT persons.

  • Handing over of statuettes to Nigeria (29.01.13)

    In accordance with the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property, France will today hand over to Nigeria 5 unlawfully imported statuettes. This property was seized in 2010 by the Directorate-General for Customs and Indirect Duties.

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