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  • Food aid in the North-East: France supports humanitarian actors

    On Thursday the 26th of April 2018, Guillaume Audren de Kerdrel, First Counsellor of the French Embassy in Abuja received the representatives of two NGOs: Alima and Première Urgence Internationale (PUI).

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  • Award of the palmes académiques to Dr. Nnenna Nwosu

    On the 24th of April Dr. Nnenna Nwosu, Head of department of Languages, Linguistics and Literary Studies at the Federal University Ndufu-Alike, was awarded with the palmes académiques by the French government.

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  • Recruitment notice - Secretariat

    Application deadline: May 25th 2018

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  • Dance workshop in Abuja - April 17-19, 2018

    Last year, the Institut français du Nigeria supported the Nigerian dancer Wale Aleb’s participation in the 2017 edition of Camping, a two-week international dance program organised by the French National Dance Centre.
    In turn, from April 17th to 19th 2018, Wale Aleb organised a dance workshop in Abuja.

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  • Giving the Young Nigerian Animation Film Sector a Voice

    Between the 9th and the 13th of April, the Institut français du Nigéria in partnership with the Goethe-Institute and the Franco-German cultural fund, launched the project “Giving the Young Nigerian Animation Film Sector a Voice” by organising a workshop on animated film in Abuja (Ventures Park)

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  • Minister: "it is up to Russia" to put pressure on Assad

    Syria – Interview given by Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to the weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche
    Jean-Yves Le Drian says Russia’s protection of the Syrian leader is unjustifiable, and it should ensure a UN truce is respected. He also discusses Iran and North Korea.
    Paris, 15 April 2018

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  • Syria - April 14, 2018

    Press statement by the President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, on the intervention of the French armed forces in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
    "We cannot tolerate the normalization of the employment of chemical weapons, which is an immediate danger to the Syrian people and to our collective security."

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  • France regrets Russian veto of Syria probe

    In a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart, President Macron expresses deep concern over the worsening situation in the country.

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  • 2018 Francophonie week

    The 2018 Francophonie Festival celebrated the diversity and richness of the French language and Francophone communities around the world through a series of cultural events and outreach programs. The embassies of the French-speaking countries and the French embassy collaborated to present an array of events all rooted in the Francophone culture, through concerts, cuisine, films, literature, fairs, etc.

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  • International humanitarian aid: a new French strategy

    In the face of an increasing number of crises, their longer duration and more complex nature, humanitarian aid needs continue to grow across the world.

    To provide itself the resources to address these needs, France is entering a new phase in its commitment to humanitarian action by adopting a new humanitarian strategy for the next four years in tripling its annual financial contributions by 2022.

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