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Tunisian army soldiers arrive after a gunman opened fire on a beachside hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, 26 June 2015
27/06/2015 - Tunisia-France

Tunisia confronted with dilemma of security over liberty after Sousse attack

Tunis on Saturday announced a raft of tough measures to eradicate the growing terror threat, after an Islamist gunman shot dead 38 tourists at a beachfront hotel. Plans include a clampdown on radical mosques that spread religious extremism, as well as deploying army reservists around archaeological sites and coastal areas.

15/06/2015 - Kenya

Kenya could overtake Syria as new jihadist destination: expert

With the advent of possible British jihadist Thomas Evans killed in the al-Shebab attacks in Kenya, the east African country could supplant Syria as a place for Europeans seeking jihad, says Horn of ...
Sudan President Omar al Bashir voting in Khartoum in April
03/06/2015 - Sudan

Sudanese president Bashir sworn in, promising change, raising doubts

Analysts doubt that Omar al-Bashir who was sworn in for a new presidential term on Tuesday will steer Sudan in a radical new direction.
Journalist Rafael Marques was sentenced in connection with "Blood Diamonds" book
29/05/2015 - Angola

Suspended jail sentence bolsters Angolan journalist's determination to carry on

A court in Angola has sentenced an award-winning Angolan journalist to a six-month suspended prison term.
Jérémie Rénier as Captain Antarès Bonassieu in Clément Cogitore's The Wakhan Front selected for the Critics'  Week at Cannes
22/05/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes Critics' Week loves Latin America, French entry still in running for first feature award

The 54th Semaine de la Critique, the Critics' Week parallel festival, awarded its prizes on Thursday evening ahead of the Director's Fortnight, the Queer Palm and the official competition this ...
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on a visit to Kenya
29/04/2015 - Uganda

Uganda opposition worried by Museveni military service proposal

President Yoweri Museveni is calling for a "universal" military service to confront the Al-Shebab rebel threat at home, raising fears in opposition circles that he wants to militarise ...
26/03/2015

French press review 26 March 2015

The Germanwings plane crash, the French army and French radio are in the newspapers today ...

09/03/2015

African press review 9 March 2015

There is not a word in any Nigerian paper this Monday morning about the fact that neighbours Chad and Niger launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria on ...
French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle was deployed in the Persian Gulf on Monday as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State organisation in Iraq.
23/02/2015 - FRANCE - IRAQ

French aircraft carrier enters the fight against IS group

France deployed the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf on Monday as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State organisation in Iraq, taking a further step in its ...
Fire caused by the jet crash in Albacete Nato training base, 26 January 2015.
27/01/2015 - France - Greece - Spain

Nine French military die in fighter jet crash in Spain

Nine French and two Greek military died on Monday when a fighter jet crashed during a Nato training exercise in Spain. 

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