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North Africa: Bearing the Brunt of Libya's Instability

France, Africa: Paris Struggles to Retain Colonial Ties
French President Francois Hollande addresses the Franco-African Economic Conference in Paris on Dec. 4. (ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

France Struggles to Retain Colonial Ties in Africa

Al Qaeda Allegedly Collects a Ransom
A banner bearing the pictures of the four French hostages kidnapped in 2010 in Niger and calling for their release hangs in Paris on Sept. 16, 2013. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Al Qaeda Allegedly Collects a Ransom