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Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari
01/04/2015 - Nigeria

Buhari victory in Nigeria boosts hopes of Boko Haram defeat

As opposition supporters celebrated Muhammadu Buhari’s election as Nigerian president on Wednesday, questions were being raised about the former general’s strategy for defeating the ...
French soliders search the scene of the crash
01/04/2015 - France - Germany - Spain

French police call for video of Germanwings crash to be handed over

French police have appealed to anyone who has video of the Germanwings A320 crash to hand it over after French magazine Paris-Match and Germany's Bild claimed to have viewed one showing the passengers crying "My God" as the plane plummeted to the ground

Novak Djokovic en Bercy, este 30 de octubre de 2014.
01/04/2015 - Sports/Tennis

Djokovic survives scare, reaches Miami quarters

Tennis's World Number One Novak Djokovic staged a comeback against Alexandr Dolgopolov after being a set down and a breakdown in the second set at the ATP Masters in Miami Tuesday.

Death sentences rose worldwide last year but not the number of executions

Death penalty is becoming a thing of the past, Amnesty International

2014 saw a global spike in death sentences, Amnesty International reported on Wednesday.
Australia's Brad Haddin (L) and team mate David Warner hold the Cricket World Cup trophy after receiving it from  ICC chairman N Srinivasan
01/04/2015 - Cricket

President of cricket's governing body quits in prize-giving row

The president of the cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), announced his resignation today, over controversy related to the prize distribution ceremony at the recently ...
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in Lausanne for nuclear talks with Iran
01/04/2015 - IRAN

Not enough progress made in Iran nuclear talks, Fabius

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius on Wednesday said that not enough progress has been made to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme.
Nicolas Sarkozy as results of last weekend's departmental elections were announced
01/04/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy questioned in presidential campaign fund scandal

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was named as an "assisted witness" over an election finance scandal on Wednesday morning.

African press review 1 April 2015

Nigeria has a new president, Uganda halts the al-Shebab World Cup murder trial, and Kenyan political figures rush to their legal advisors . . .

French press review 1 April 2015

France's "taxation hell", corrupt cops, organ donations and the dangers of anti-terrorism are among the subjects in this morning's French papers.