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Iraqi pro-government forces enter the city of Ramadi, 28 December 2015.
29/12/2015 - IRAQ

Ramadi victory marks tough road ahead in fight against Islamic State group

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited the city of Ramadi on Tuesday, following its liberation from the Islamic State (IS) armed group on Monday.
President Francois Hollande announced a state of emergency in France after the November 13 attcks in Paris.
22/12/2015 - FRANCE

France to write state of emergency measures into constitution

The French government is expected to announce its decision to write into the constitution the state of emergency introduced after last month's Paris attacks.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame casting his vote in Rwanda's capital Kigali.
21/12/2015 - RWANDA

Activists criticise constitutional change to extend Kagame's rule

Final official results of Rwanda's referendum on constitutional change show an overwhelming majority in favour of allowing President Paul Kagame extra terms in office.
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (L) has been replaced by Laurent Wauquiez (R) as vice-president of the Republicans
16/12/2015 - France

French mainstream parties in turmoil after Front National gains in regional polls

The Front National's strong showing in regional elections last Sunday has left France's mainstream parties in turmoil as they debate how to face up to the far right in the 2017 presidential race.
Pro-Hadi fighters in Taiz, November 2015
11/12/2015 - YEMEN

After civil war in Syria, Yemen is next: NGOs

The rights group Amnesty International says it has uncovered evidence that a Saudi-led coalition targeted schools during its bombing raids in Yemen in violation of international law.
Nobel Peace Prize laureates of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet salute participants in a torch parade from the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Oslo, December 10, 2015
11/12/2015 - Tunisia

Tunisia sees new crowning of democracy, while human rights deteriorate

Four organizations that helped pave the way for Tunisia's democratic transition scooped up the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on Thursday. The National Dialogue Quartet is credited with steering the country out of social unrest during the 2013 Arab Spring.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta
08/12/2015 - Kenya - Ethiopia

Kenya, Ethiopia sign 'historic' trade deal

Kenya and Ethiopia have signed a 185-million-euro deal to end conflict along their common border and spur development.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (R) welcomes U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Kiev, Ukraine, December 7, 2015
07/12/2015 - USA - Ukraine - Russia

Biden visits Kiev to calm Ukrainian fears over Russia relations thaw

US Vice-President Joe Biden is in Ukraine this week for the fourth time since protests ousted the pro-Russian government at the beginning of 2013.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls
02/12/2015 - LIBYA

Libya one of the top priorities in coming months, says PM Valls

The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the situation in Libya will be the big issue in the coming months in the fight against terrorism which he said constantly "mutates".

Carlos Lopes and African Union Commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the launch of the African Renewable Energy Initiative, 1 December 2015
01/12/2015 - Africa - COP21

How much of Africa's energy needs can be met with renewables?

France’s two billion euro pledge to fund African renewable energy initiatives is only a part of a larger funding package for energy projects on the continent.
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