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Police disperse Wednesday's Barakat protest
17/04/2014 - Algeria

Ailing Bouteflika votes in Algerian presidential election, protests broken up

Polling opened in Algeria on Thursday morning following a campaign marked by the absence of incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

17/04/2014

African press review 17 April 2014

The uncertain fate of Nigeria's abducted schoolgirls, Mugabe's record as Zimbabwe prepares to celebrate 34 years of independence, pay rises for Kenya's teachers and much more in today's African ...

16/04/2014

African press review 16 April 2014

Nigerian schoolgirls are abducted by gunmen. Ugandan troops are court-martialled for training al-Shebab in secret. Nairobi's matatu operators win a court victory.

Syrian asylum-seekers in Calais, France, last year
15/04/2014 - France

France asylum-seekers' system 'in crisis', report

France's system for handling asylum-seekers is "in crisis", according to a parliamentary report that highlights long-drawn-out and ineffective procedures and spending way over budget.

15/04/2014

African press review 15 April 2014

The ANC's move to delay the probe into the Nkandla scandal in South Africa, Somalians in Nairobi and Egypt's terrorism act all feature in today's African newspapers ..

The Angolan capital, Luanda
14/04/2014 - France - Angola

Total to invest in Angola's ultra-deep Kaombo oilfield

French oil giant Total is to invest in Angola's Kaombo project after finding ways to cut costs of extracting ultra-deep offshore oil by a fifth, the firm announced on Monday.

14/04/2014

African press review 14 April 2014

SA power company employees may lose their biscuits. Finance minister Gordhan doesn't believe the pessimists. Kenya and Rwanda are under fire over press freedom.

Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...

11/04/2014

African press review 11 April 2014

Was Jesus Christ married? Did Abacha's son rob Nigeria? Has Mugabe slandered Nigerians? And are white people lying about Jacob Zuma?

Rwandan President Paul Kagame speaks at this week's commemoration ceremony in Kigali's Amohoro stadium
11/04/2014 - France - Rwanda

France arrests Rwandan genocide suspect again

French police have arrested a Rwandan genocide suspect despite a previous ruling that he could not be extradited.

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