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The trial of RFI's Hausa-language correspondent in Cameroon, Ahmed Abba, has been postponed for a month, by which date he will have spent 17 months in prison, because experts had failed to provide a report on the contents of his computers and mobile phone at today's hearing. France Médias Monde again called for his release and the dismissal of complicity with terrorism charges.
French police are taking part in an operation with their Belgian counterparts in Brussels as they hunt a gunman who wounded officers during a raid linked to November's Islamist militant attacks in Paris, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said.
"A team made up of Belgian and French police came under fire, apparently from assault weapons, during a raid," he said after arriving in the Ivorian capital following a weekend shooting rampage by jihadists that killed 18.
"I'm being prudent because the operation is ongoing and I won't make any other comment than to confirm that this did take place," he told a news conference.