François Hollande


France's president Francois Hollande leaves after a speech focused on... Nieuwsfoto'sAfrika,Conflict,Crisis,Eén persoon,Frankrijk,François Hollande,Horizontaal,Mali,Malinese Burgeroorlog 2012-2013,Mensen,Op de rug gezien,Overheid,Paleis,Parijs,Politiek,President,Toespraak,Verlaten,Vlag,Wandelen,Élysée-paleisPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrance's president Francois Hollande leaves after a speech focused on the Malian situation, on January 12, 2013 at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris. Backed by French air power, Malian troops on January 11, 2013 unleashed an offensive against Islamist rebels who, having seized control of the north of the country in March last year, were threatening to push south. France has asked the United Nations to 'accelerate' implementation of a resolution that enables the deployment of an international force to Mali. AFP PHOTO / POOL / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)