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An Ebola warning sign at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris
20/10/2014 - France-Europe-Liberia-Sierra-Leone-Guinea

EU to appoint Ebola czar to battle deadly disease

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to appoint an Ebola coordinator to bring together resources and funding to tackle the deadly disease before it becomes a global disaster.
Health Minister Marisol Touraine and Dr Philippe Bargain, who heads the medical centre at Paris's Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, explain the new Ebola-screening measures
19/10/2014 - France - Guinea

France starts Ebola screening for Guinea flights

France has begun screening passengers for signs of Ebola as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris on the daily Air France flight from Guinea's capital Conakry.

The Chosen Ones perform in RFI's studios
18/10/2014 - Report: France - United States

Post-Katrina New Orleans school band talkin’ loud in Paris

While New Orleans was struggling to recover from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a city school set up a band that tied in with the city’s famous musical tradition and give its students a chance ...
17/10/2014

African press review 17 October 2014

The Ebola epidemic running out of control in west Africa continues to dominate the African press. 

The military Hospital Begin in Saint-Mandé
17/10/2014 - France

French Ebola nurse in hospital with fever, sources

A nurse who treated France’s first Ebola patient has been taken to a military hospital near Paris with a high fever, sources said Thursday.
Infrared scanner to scan the temperatures of passengers at Cairo airport, Egypt, 13 october 2014.
16/10/2014 - France

France to start Ebola checks at airports Saturday

France is to start Ebola checks at airports on travellers arriving from Guinea, one of the three west African countries worst hit by the virus.

16/10/2014

African press review 16 October 2014

Lesotho's army won't let go of its hold on the country's politics. African bonds slide. SA goes in search of offshore oil and gas. An Egyptian court sentences seven to death.
Jihadist fighters in Iraq. File June 2014.
16/10/2014 - France - Morocco

Moroccan arrested with French daughters on way to join Islamic State jihad

A Moroccan man was arrested on Wednesday at Casablanca airport on his way to join the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.
Operational troops will not be affected by the cuts, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday
15/10/2014 - France

France to cut 7,500 military jobs in new budget cuts

France is to slash 7,500 jobs in its military as part of make major cuts to defence spending.
15/10/2014

African press review 15 October 2014

Madagascar would like to know where Marc Ravalomanana is. Winnie Mandela claims she was never properly divorced. The number of millionaires soars in "high-inequality" South Africa.
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