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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov meet in Moscow on 7 April, 2015
07/04/2015 - Russia - China

Russia-China strategic alliance overshadows traditional mistrust, analyst tells RFI

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow to prepare a meeting between the presidents of the two countries in the beginning of May.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program  in Washington on April 2, 2015

US Congress could block Iran nuclear deal, analyst

The deal agreed this week on Iran's nuclear capacity has been welcomed by US Barack Obama but it may be blocked by the US Congress.
Eritrean migrants abducted and tortured in Egypt while trying to flee their country
02/04/2015 - Eritrea

Rights groups fear EU policy shift on Eritrea

Academics and rights activists fear a rapprochement between the European Union and Eritrea, warning that EU policy-makers are making light of the Horn of Africa country’s dismal rights record ...
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 ...
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has warned of sectarian tensions in the run-up to the referendum
30/03/2015 - Tanzania

Fears of delays, sectarian violence as Tanzania prepares referendum

Tanzania’s referendum on a new constitution could be delayed due to debate over Islamic courts and practical difficulties, analysts warn, with fears of sectarian violence as President Jakaya ...
30/03/2015 - Analysis: France

France's Socialists take hit in departmental elections

France’s opposition right-wing UMP, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, swept Sunday’s departmental run-off elections with its centrist allies, delivering a blow to the ruling ...
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
07/03/2015 - Op-ed: International Women's Day - Climate change

Taking climate action for and with women

The battle against climate change is part of the battle for women’s rights, argues French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in an op-ed piece for RFI, published ahead of International ...
Diego Velazquez, The Toilet of Venus (1647-1651)
23/02/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, February-September 2015

Spanish splendour from Velazquez, vice and low life in Baroque-era Rome, Tudor pomp, domestic bliss and ladies in the bath and some louche Outsider Art hit the Paris museums and galleries this ...
FN candidate Sophie Montel (L) with FN leader Marine Le Pen
02/02/2015 - France

Front National wins French by-election first round, Sarkozy’s UMP eliminated

The far-right Front National party won the most votes in a bye election on Sunday, notching up yet another success.

Lassana Bathily, who was granted French nationality, with Prime Minister Manuel Valls and Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
24/01/2015 - France

French citizenship, reward or punishment in fight against terror

The historic nature of French citizenship, which has been a lodestone to other nations around the world since the Napoleonic civic code, came into the spotlight on Friday after France’s highest ...