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Facebook targeting 14 African countries with satellite internet initiative, says Eutelsat CEO

The head of French satellite company Eutelsat has told RFI that its partnership with Facebook to improve internet access will target 14 African countries.

African press review 8 October 2015

African press applauds China's offer to build 100 hospitals in Africa as Sino African health development forum closes in Cape Town; Boko Haram insurgents meet deadly fire in daring attack on Yobe ...

African press review 7 October 2015

Climate change tracker ranks South Africa 12th highest emitter of green house gases; expropriated Kenyan businessman posts message to President Kenyatta in newspaper ad; and Nigeria's Senat snubs ...
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama speaks to RFI, 6 October 2015
06/10/2015 - Ghana

In lead-up to elections, Ghana's Mahama promises to continue fight against corruption

Ghana has bright economic prospects in the medium term and remains attractive to foreign investors.

African press review 6 October 2015

The former Nigerian oil minister arrested last week is back in the news in London. Governance is going backwards in Africa. So, sadly, are economic growth prospects.
The "new jungle", a field where migrants and asylum seekers stay in Calais
03/10/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Channel Tunnel reopens after migrant incursion

Traffic through the Channel Tunnel gradually resumed on Saturday morning after being suspended because over 100 migrants penetrated the complex from the French side.

African press review 3 October 2015

A former Nigerian oil minister is released on bail in London, arrested by officers investigating suspected bribery and money-laundering offences. Burundi is to get less aid cash from Belgium.
A wounded man is carried into a hospital in Bangui, 26 September 2015
02/10/2015 - CAR

Additional $26m raised for Central African Republic crisis, but funding gaps remain

Donor countries have pledged an additional 26 million dollars (23 million euros) at an event in New York for the Central African Republic, RFI learned on Friday.
Burundi police patrol the streets of the Musaga district in the capital Bujumbura after the results of the elections, 24 July 2015.
02/10/2015 - Burundi

Burundi: EU levels sanctions against 4 high-ranking security and intelligence officials

The European Council on Friday named four Burundi officials targeted with travel restrictions and asset freezes for a violent crackdown on protests and a failed coup attempt.

African press review 2 October 2015

A South African bill on the private security industry is likely to strain relations between Washington and Pretoria, and could see the US vote against further development funds for Jacob Zuma's ...