Francois Hollande
  • Francois Hollande's statement casts doubt that the former colonial power will come to the aid of the government facing a rapid rebel offensive.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 27, 2012, 10:11 AM EST
  • President Francois Hollande says a French engineer kidnapped in northern Nigeria was "without a doubt" seized by a group linked to al-Qaida's north African wing.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 21, 2012, 3:40 AM EST
  • French President Francois Hollande, left and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.

    Hollande visit came as Algeria celebrates 50 years of independence from France, during which two countries' ties have been fraught.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 20, 2012, 10:23 AM EST