Francois Hollande


Wed April 10, 2013

Family In Mali Eats French President's Camel

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 5:20 am


Tue April 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Mali Will Give France's François Hollande A New Camel, After The First Was Eaten

Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 5:02 pm

Yep. That camel is now stew.

As a thank you for sending French troops to repel Islamist rebels out of Mali, the government gifted President François Hollande a small camel.

As The Guardian tells the story, this was back in February and Hollande was intent on bringing the camel back to France.

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Thu March 28, 2013
The Two-Way

French President Tries Again For Tax On Rich

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 5:41 am

French President Francois Hollande takes part Thursday in an interview on French 2 TV in Paris.
Fred Dufour AP


Sat February 2, 2013
The Two-Way

'Vive Francois Hollande!' France's President Visits Mali

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 9:15 am

French President Francois Hollande is surrounded by well-wishers on his short visit to Timbuktu, Mali, on Saturday.
Jerome Delay AP

The security situation in Northern Mali has improved with the arrival of the French military last month, so French president Francois Hollande traveled there Saturday for a one-day visit. He didn't stay in the southern capital, Bamako, which has remained under Malian government control, but instead flew north to the ancient city of Timbuktu to meet residents and thank French troops for their work in ousting Islamist rebels from the historic city.

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Mon January 7, 2013

Competitive Advantage Could Force French Labor Changes

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 5:56 am

French President Francois Hollande has vowed to improve his country's competitiveness. But to better compete, France has to overhaul its labor market, and some hard-earned workers' rights and privileges could be lost.