Syndicate content
Members of the CMA, the Coordination of Azawad Movements gather in Algiers during  a preliminary peace agreement, 14 May 2015
15/05/2015 - France-Mali-Algeria

Mali signs half-baked peace deal without main ingredients: Tuareg rebels

Mali's government and allied fighters signed a long-awaited peace deal on Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but boycotted by the country's main Tuareg-led rebel groups.
Bilal Agh Cherif, secretary general of The Coordination of the Movements of Azawad (CMA), signs a preliminary peace agreement in Algiers, 14 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - Mali - France - ALGERIE

France’s Hollande welcomes Tuareg rebels initial Mali peace deal

French President François Hollande welcomed on Thursday Mali’s main Tuareg-led rebel alliance initialling a peace document and signing a comprehensive agreement in Algiers.

Sid Ahmed Ghlam who is suspected of plotting to attack churches in France
27/04/2015 - FRANCE

France investigating 125 Syria-linked terror cases

French police are investigating 125 terrorist cases connected to the conflict in Syria, most of them people hoping to help the Islamic State armed group, officials said on Monday.
Todeschini lays a wreath in tribute to the victims of the Sétif massacre (from his Twitter account @JM_Todeschini)
19/04/2015 - ALGERIa - FRANCE

First-ever French minister visits Algerian colonial massacre site

For the first time ever a member of the French government has visited the scene of a colonial-era massacre in Algeria.

African press review 23 March 2015

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance will not take part in a "secret process" to cover up President Jacob Zuma’s financial liability regarding the security upgrades to his ...
Bourg-en-Bresse prison in central France
07/02/2015 - Report: France

France prepares to tackle jihadi recruitment in prisons

The Charlie Hebdo killings have drawn attention to the fact that many radical Islamists are recruited in prison.
Assia Djebar
07/02/2015 - France - Algeria

Algerian French-language novelist Assia Djebar dies, aged 78

Algerian French-language novelist Assia Djebar has died in a Paris hospital at the age of 78.
A Côte d'Ivoire fan
05/02/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Côte d'Ivoire fresh and fruity, Ghana cagey as CAN final approaches

Gourcuff will stay on at Algeria despite a quarter-final defeat, Gervinho is back and full of energy, Gyan keeps the world waiting, Yaya Touré doesn't really shine and Côte d'Ivoire are ...
Referee Seechurn Rajindraparsad  is surrounded by security as players of Tunisia confront him after losing their quarter-final match against Equatorial Guinea
04/02/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Discipline, security tough as Equatorial Guinea prepares to face Ghana at CAN semi-final

Ghanaian football seems to be a rough school, Tunisia-Equatorial Guinea's high jinks lead to the ref, E Guinea's FA and the Tunisian team being punished and security is heavy around E Guinea's ...
Côte d'Ivoire's Kouassi Gervais celebrates his goal during their quarter-final match against Algeria
04/02/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Pragmatic Côte d'Ivoire face pacy Democratic Republic of Congo at CAN semi-final

Côte d'Ivoire's team are the successors to a glamorous generation who, despite their talents, failed to win the trophies.