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Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town
31/03/2015 - South Africa

University's Rhodes statue sparks new row over South Africa's past

The ruling body of South Africa’s oldest university is set to rule next week on the removal of a bronze statue of Cecil John Rhodes, the mining magnate who gave his name to Rhodesia, ...
A placard calling for an end to abolition legislation for sex work at a demonstraion in Paris ahead of the Senate vote.
31/03/2015 - FRANCE

French sex workers fear Senate vote will push prostitution underground

After France’s right-wing-dominated Senate voted against a Socialist government proposal to punish clients of prostitutes, analysts and sex workers told RFI they fear prostitution will continue ...
Radio France boss Mathieu Gallet
31/03/2015 - Médias/FRANCE

French public radio off air over big-spending boss's cuts plans

A strike on France's public radio entered its 14th day on Tuesday as journalists and technical staff opposed budget cuts they feared will mean job cuts and the outsourcing of the orchestra and choir.
31/03/2015 - Football

Zidane sets sights on Real Madrid and France top job

French football legend Zinedine Zidane has said that he hopes to coach Real Madrid or the French national team one day.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel with President François Hollande
31/03/2015 - France - Germany

Hollande seeks to show Merkel he is still in charge on Berlin visit

French President François Hollande was in Berlin on Tuesday for one of his regular summits with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, keen to reassure her that, despite Sunday’s severe ...
Prostitutes demonstrate in Paris with the slogan "We want rights",  28 March 2015
31/03/2015 - France

French Senate tears up controversial prostitution law

The French Senate has scrapped key sections of a government-backed law on prostitution, restoring the offence of soliciting and rejecting the criminalisation of clients.

RFI journalists prepare an English-language broadcast
31/03/2015 - Radio France Internationale

RFI’s English website adds more sport news, Africa and world news analysis

Regular visitors to RFI’s website in English may have noticed exciting changes starting last weekend.
A French investigator stands in front of a map showing the crash site of a Germanwings Airbus A320 near Seynes-les-Alpes
31/03/2015 - France - Germany

Insurers set aside millions as Germanwings crash site search continues

Insurers have put aside 279 million euros in provisions for last week's Germanwings A320 crash.

African press review 31 March 2015

Vavi sacked in South Africa, too tight to call in Nigerian presidential race, Ugandan prosecutor assassinated . . .

French press review 31 March 2015

More political fallout from last Sunday's departmental elections and France's sick medical stystem are among the sublects in this morning's French papers.