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French soldiers in Chad's capital Ndjamena to take part in the Barkhane operation against Islamist militias in the Sahel
19/12/2014 - France

French military to be allowed to form professional associations, not unions

French soldiers’ rights campaigners have welcomed President François Hollande’s announcement Friday that they will be allowed to form professional associations, following a ruling ...
Thousands of French pensioners are waiting for payments
19/12/2014 - France

Thousands of French pensioners receive no payments for months

French Social Affairs Minister Marisol Touraine has announced emergency payments for thousands of pensioners who have been left penniless because their claims are logjammed thanks to a rise in new ...
Eric Zemmour in the studios of the RTL radio station
19/12/2014 - France

French right-wing media pundit in ‘Muslim deportation’ row

French anti-racists are taking a controversial media commentator to court, accusing him of stirring up hatred against Muslims.
19/12/2014

African press review 19 December 2014

Boko Haram kidnaps more women and children, as Nigeria's security services struggle to contain the Islamist insurgency. And - Live on TV!
Truvada antiretroviral treatment.
19/12/2014 - France

France to cut funds to UN Aids agency

French NGOs working in the field of HIV-Aids are outraged that France is to cut its budget to the UN body helping people living with HIV by 25 per cent.

19/12/2014

French press review 19 December 2014

The French press offers massive approval to US President Barack Obama’s announcement of a historic rapprochement with Cuba with White House sources saying that a visit by Cuban President Raul ...
A poster warning of the danger of Ebola in Guinea's capital, Conakry
19/12/2014 - Report: Guinea

Guinea capital bans New Year festivities because of Ebola

The governor of Guinea’s capital Conakry has banned all festivities marking the end of 2014 due to the emergency following the Ebola epidemic in the country.
US President Barack Obama announces the shift in policy towards Cuba
19/12/2014 - France - Cuba - US

Hollande welcomes ‘end of Cold War’ with US-Cuba thaw

French President François Hollande has welcomed resumption of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States after 54 years, saying that it has come none too soon.

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