Mali Neverending: French Hostage Believed to be Executed by Al Qaeda

Families of French citizens held hostage in Africa are continuing to try to get as much information they can regarding the state of their loved ones. “No one tells us anything, [not] the French side, no one says anything, the jihadists do not speak anymore, that’s to say that we are totally in the dark, […]

Baby Steps: Progress in the War in Mali

This weekend brought good news for French and Malian forces fighting in Mali to rid the West African country of Islamic terrorists. On the sixteenth day of French military intervention in the war-torn country, Malian and French soldiers gained the city of Gao, a northern keystone city that served as a fortress for the Islamic […]

Hollande Promises CSM Reform by Summer

Though he has only been in office less than a year, French President François Hollande is determined to fulfill his agenda – and his most recent development is judiciary reform. Hollande confirmed on January 18 that there would be a reform of the Conseil supérieur de la magistrature (CSM) by the French Parliament convened in […]