Sunday Aug 10
Chad withdraws Chinese exploration permits
Chad has decided to withdraw five exploration permits issued to a Chinese company and press charges in a row over a $1.2bn fine for environmental violations, the oil ministry has said.
France sets up anti-Islamist force
The French force based in Mali has officially wound up its work and will be replaced by the new operation France is to set up a new military operation in the Sahel region of northern Africa in an effort to stop the emergence of jihadist groups.