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African press review 30 July 2014

Liberia struggles to find the time and place to bury its dead, Nigeria wonders about female suicide bombers and South Africa's soaring unemployment is only part of the story.

A Malian police officers holds one of the black boxes from Air Algérie flight AH5017
30/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Radar shows Air Algérie flight turning back into storm before crash

France has named two examining magistrates to investigate charges of manslaughter relating to the Air Algérie flight AH5017 crash in Mali last Thursday.

Staff preparing food for patients at Doctors Without Borders' Ebola treatment centre in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. 20 July 2014.
29/07/2014 - Interview - Ebola

Expert analysis of west Africa's response to Ebola outbreak

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the country's land borders as her government struggles to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

A building after clashes between rival militias in an area at Alswani road in Tripoli
29/07/2014 - France - Libya

France to evacuate nationals from Libya

France is to evacuate its nationals from Libya as fighting between rival militias plunges the country into chaos, a government source said Tuesday. The evacuation will take place by sea.


African press review 29 July 2014

Nigeria is reeling from Boko Haram attacks and the Ebola virus outbreak, South Africa welcomes the end of a month-long strike and Sweden ups aid to Uganda.

Debris from the crashed Air Algérie plane at the site of the accident in Mali
29/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Air Algérie crash investigation to take time, French minister

The black boxes from the Air Algérie plane that crashed in the Malian desert on Thursday arrived in Paris on Monday. But ministers warned that the investigation would take a while.

The crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017, near the northern Mali town of Gossi, 24 July 2014.
28/07/2014 - France - Mali - Algeria

France mourns Mali crash victims

French flags flew at half-mast on Monday to mourn the 118 victims of the Air Algérie airplane tragedy. The black boxes from the crash will be handed over to the French authorities today.

28/07/2014 - France - Africa

African cycling on the rise

No black African cyclist has ever taken part in the Tour de France.


African press review 28 July 2014

Concern over the Ebola virus grows in Nigeria, Liberia worries about a future war crime tribunal, and South Africa wants to pass on the housing hot potatoe.

A French soldier at the site of the crashed flight AH5017
27/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Air Algérie crash bodies to be brought to France, Hollande

All the bodies of passengers on Air Algérie flight AH5017 are to be brought to France, President François Hollande announced after meeting families of the 54 French victims on ...