France’s National Assembly holds minute’s silence for soldier killed in Mali | AFP

“I salute with deep respect his courage and determination”: Richard Ferrand, president of France’s National Assembly, invites deputies to observe a minute’s silence for soldier Tojohasina Razafintsalama, killed in Mali during an operation by the anti-Jihadist force ‘Operation Barkhane’.

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Coronavirus: French National Assembly salutes population’s “courage” | AFP

The speaker of France’s National Assembly Richard Ferrand pays tribute to the “courage and mobilisation” of the French people as he opens a session of questions to the government on the 15th day of the nationwide confinement. The National Assembly also held a minute’s silence in memory of former minister Patrick Devedjian, who died on Sunday after contracting Covid-19. SOUNDBITE

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French National Assembly pays tribute to 13 soldiers killed in Mali helicopter collision | AFP

The head of France’s National Assembly Richard Ferrand has paid tribute to the thirteen French soldiers killed in Mali. His comments were followed by a minute of silence. IMAGES

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