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26/11/2015 - Ghana

Mandela continues to be an icon for me, says President Mahama

On the occasion of the two special editions of RFI English Service's Paris Live PM being recorded in the Ghanaian capital - renamed Accra Live PM in acnowledgment and broadcast this Thursday 26 November and tomorrow - President John Dramani Mahama is interviewed by RFI's Daniel Singleton and France24´s Katerina Vittozzi.

Aurore Gros-Coissy escorted by police as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Port Louis, 30 January 2015.
26/11/2015 - FRANCE-mauritius

Mauritius releases French woman in drug smuggling case

The Mauritian justice overturned on Wednesday the conviction of a French woman sentenced to 20 years imprisonment over drug smuggling.


African press review 26 November 2015

Kenya rolls out African red carpet for Pope Francis on his maiden tour of Africa; President Kenyatta seeks special Papal prayers to help him deal with runaway corruption in the country.

26/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso elections: A new constitution, judiciary to deal with Compaore, says presidential candidate Diabre

Presidential election frontrunner Zephirin Diabre addressed a campaign rally in Ouagadougou on Wednesday attended by some 10,000 supporters ahead of Burkina Faso’s landmark polls.
Tunisian forensics police inspect a Tunisian presidential guard bus at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Tunis, Tunisia November 25, 2015.
25/11/2015 - Tunis attack

Tunisia needs to renew its approach to terrorism, expert

Tunisia is now under a state of emergency, after the bombing on Tuesday of a presidential guard bus that killed 12 people.
25/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Election observers preparing for 'extraordinary' polls in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, electoral observers are readying themselves for this weekend’s landmark polls. Codel, a grouping of civil society organisations, is deploying some 5,000 observers to monitor elections temporarily derailed by a failed coup attempt in September.


African press review 25 November 2015

Papamania grips Kenya as Pope Francis arrives in the country on Wednesday at the start of his maiden visit to Africa; And a warm reception for President Kenyatta "anti-graft " cabinet ...
Pope Francis addresses attendees in the opening ceremony to commence a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Develop
25/11/2015 - AFRICA

Agenda of Pope Francis' five-day visit to Africa

During the visits to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, Pope Francis is expected to hold public masses, meet religious and political leaders and promote a message of reconciliation and ...

African press review 24 November 2015

President Uhuru Kenyatta's big bang against runaway corruption in Kenya; and in Nigeria, a warning from the press about the dangers of diabolising the secessionist agitations of ethnic Igbo groups ...
A file picture of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf talking to RFI in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
23/11/2015 - LIBERIA

Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, ten years on

It's been a decade since Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was elected to become the 24th president of Liberia and Africa's first female president.