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Somalis watch the news of Godane's death on CNN television
13/09/2014 - France - US -Somalia

French spies helped US kill al-Shebab leader

French intelligence services helped the US track down and kill the leader of Somalia’s al-Shebab Islamist armed group two week ago, sources close to President François Hollande said on ...
The dengue virus
13/09/2014 - France

Second case of locally caught dengue fever found in France

A second locally caught case of the deadly dengue virus has been identified in France.

African press review 12 September 2014

There are fears of a new Boko Haram attack in northern Nigeria. Ebola fears spread in Nigeria, while kenya keeps its travel ban.

African press review 11 September 2014

More on the Marikana Inquiry in South Africa, new figures on Ebola, and the failure to rescue the 150 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria - all in today's papers ...

Health workers help a patient in a hospital in Monrovia
10/09/2014 - France - Guinea - Nigeria - Sierra Leone

Air France pilots want right to opt out of flying to ebola-hit countries

Pilots with Air France are demanding the right to refuse to fly to west African countries hit by the deadly ebola virus. Earlier cabin crew demanded the same right.


African press review 10 September 2014

Nigerian police are missing after a Boko Haram attack. SA police deny political pressure ahead of the Marikana massacre. A witness at the ICC Kenya trial recants.
A militia fighter watches smoke rise from a petrol depot at Tripoli airport last month
10/09/2014 - France - Libya

France calls for international action on Libya chaos

France has called for international action to end the chaos in Libya, which is becoming a “terrorist hub”, according to Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

A panel of an intricately crafted kantha mat
09/09/2014 - Report: Asia - East Africa

Fashion industry gets socially responsible as shoppers slam sweatshops

It's the season of Fashion Week. Londoners are gearing up for front row seats this weekend, following New York’s glittering shows, and from mid-September it will be Milan’s turn.
French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, files 2011.
09/09/2014 - France - World

Paris urges action to fight terrorism

The French Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that Paris might send troops abroad to fight terrorist groups.


African press review 9 September 2014

The investment bank Morgan Stanley has cut South Africa's gross domestic production forecast for this year by half a percent.