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29/08/2014

African press review 29 August 2014

Anti-Ebola efforts take a hit in Nigeria. SA papers want to know what Zuma’s been up to in Russia. Grace Mugabe enters politics. Uhuru loses a car and destroys a ship.

French President François Hollande
28/08/2014 - France - Syria

Hollande rules out French cooperation with Assad against Islamic State

French President François Hollande on Thursday gave an emphatic no to Syria’s offer to work with the West in the fight against the Islamic State, previously known as Isis.

28/08/2014

African press review 28 August 2014

Liberia should be more careful with so-called Ebola cures, the virus may have united Nigeria and South Africa's schools go empty as long as roads go unpaved.

Medical personnel in protective suits treat Ebola in Liberia
28/08/2014 - France - west Africa

Air France suspends flights to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Air France has suspended flights to Freetown due to the Ebola outbreak, leaving Sierra Leone and neighbouring Liberia reliant on just one airline, Royal Air Morocco.

27/08/2014

African press review 27 August 2014

Liberia is battling the political consequences of the Ebola outbreak, Nigeria's press issuea a call to arms and Kenya's police forces come under fire.

26/08/2014

African press review 26 August 2014

Liberia's politics and food reserves are suffering from the health crisis, Kenya opens an investigation into a police shooting and Uganda is worried about a mountain collapsing.

24/08/2014 - Europe

18 Migrants die off the coast of Italy

The Italian coast guard confirmed on Sunday that eighteen people were found dead on an inflatable dinghy that was floating south of the island Lampedusa. 73 Survivors were rescued.

22/08/2014

African press review 22 August 2014

We begin with details emerging from Sierra Leone about the origin of the Ebola epidemic which has killed 1200 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.

21/08/2014 - France - Central African Republic

Violence continues in Central African Republic

The European peacekeeping force EUFOR were involved in clashes with militants in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic on Tuesday.

21/08/2014

African press review 21 August 2014

In African headlines, Nigeria denies a mutiny in the army, Liberia's government comes under fire for its curfew, Uganda passes a controversial anti-HIV bill and South African TV actors hog the ...

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