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28/08/2015 - South Africa

New criminal networks target fast-growing African economies

Mafias were once seen as armies of obedient henchmen who answered to all powerful godfathers.
Senator Jean-Vincent Placé (2nd L) with François de Rugy (2nd R) and Barbara Pompili (C)
28/08/2015 - FRANCE

French Green defections continue as divided Socialists stage summer meet

A second leading member of France's Green party, EELV, quit the movement on Friday ...
Usain Bolt after winning the men's 200 metres final
28/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Beijing blesses Bolt again with 10th world championship gold

It’s his baby, the one he loves dearly. So it’s fitting then that the cherished 200 metres brought him a train of honours.
Usain Bolt with Anaso Jobodwana before the men's 200 metres final
28/08/2015 - Interview: Athletics World Championships

South Africa's Jobodwana joins world sprint elite and aims to stay there

South African runner Anaso Jobodwana is aiming high after winning third place in the 200 metres, he said after the race.

French press review 28 August 2015

In Greece Syriza members lose their illusiuons, China is still reeling from the Tianjin explosion and another migrant tragedy strikes as European leaders discuss the humanitarian challenge nearby, ...

African press review 28 August 2015

Kenya continues to fight corruption, firearms and explosives are seized near Garissa County's livestock market, South African judges clash with ANC MPs and in Nigeria Buhari is accused of bias in ...
Usain Bolt crosses the 200 metres finish line ahead of Justin Gatlin on Thursday
28/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Bolt the record-breaker triumphs again on day six of the World Athletics Championships

Bolt breaks records and a cameraman breaks his lap of honour, the runners are overflowing with brotherly love and Jobodwana says he’s proved his consistency on day six of the Beijing World ...
Mohammed VI, King of Morocco on June 19 2015.
28/08/2015 - FRANCE - MOROCCO

French journalists accused of blackmailing Moroccan king

Two French journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco.

Haile Selassie, Ethiopian emperor and "elect of God", died 40 years ago
27/08/2015 - Ethiopia

Lion of Judah or pro-Western dictator? Haile Selasse still debated 40 years after his death

On 27 August 1975 a French reporter phoned the Ethiopian imperial palace, which had been overrun by Marxist army officers the previous year. Haile Selassie I came to the phone.
French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal (R) withFrench Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

Ségolène Royal asks supermarkets to end food waste

French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal on Thursday summoned supermarket bosses to discuss efforts to reduce food waste.