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African press review 30 September 2014

South Africa is spurning foreign healthcare workers, while Kenya will finally publish the Gross Domestic Product figures that have been undergoing review for several months … These are some of ...
Guinea's President Alpha Condé
30/09/2014 - France - Condé

Air France flies to Ebola-hit Guinea out of solidarity, Hollande to Condé

Air France is maintaining flights to Ebola-hit Guinea in a show of France’s “solidarity”, French President François Hollande said on Monday during a visit to Paris by ...
The novel is inspired by l'Etranger, by Albert Camus

Algerian writer wins world French literature prize

The Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud was named in Paris on Monday as the winner of a major world prize for French literature, for his novel “Mersault the counter-enquiry”.


African press review 29 September 2014

Kenya celebrates Dennis Kimetto's Berlin marathon triumph and in South Africa there's speculation about Jacob Zuma's future - some of the stories in today's African papers...

Testing for the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Symptoms of Ebola include fever and a temperature of 38.6°C or higher.
28/09/2014 - Sierra Leone - Interview

Sierra Leone starting to see ‘stabilising’ effect of Ebola quarantine, says presidential advisor

A high-ranking advisor to Sierra Leone’s president told RFI on Saturday that they are beginning to see the effects of the quarantine on certain areas of the country hit by the deadly Ebola ...
The Single Leg Amputee Sports Association has been distributing food to teams across the country.
28/09/2014 - Sierra Leone

Most vulnerable in Sierra Leone suffer under Ebola quarantine

As ordinary Sierra Leoneans navigate government-imposed curfews and quarantined areas in a new reality shaped by the deadly Ebola virus, the country's most vulnerable are getting left behind.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve meets police patrolling Paris's Gare du Nord last month
26/09/2014 - France - US - Syria - Iraq

No proof of métro bomb plot but France steps up security after IS threat

French and American authorities say they know of no plans to attack their métro and subway systems despite the Iraqi prime minister’s claim to have “credible” reports of such ...

African press review 26 September 2014

Nigerian soldiers face court-martial, accused of cowardice in the face of Boko Haram. Preacher TB Joshua is accused of lying. There is debate about how far Ebola can spread.
Algerian military vehicles near Ait Ouabane, where Hervé Gourdel was captured
25/09/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Niger - Côte d'Ivoire

Algeria tracks French hostage’s killers, Africans condemn jihadist murder

Algeria has mobilised 3,000 troops to find the body of murdered French hostage Hervé Gourdel and wipe out the Islamist armed group that killed him.


African press review 25 September 2014

There's confusion in Nigeria over the alleged death of Boko Haram's leader, although its now clear that the missing schoolgirls have not been freed.