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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. 

France has deployed 10,000 soldiers on home soil, 13 January 2015
13/01/2015 - France

France deploys 10,500 troops after Charlie Hebdo attacks

France has deployed 10,500 soldiers on home soil and posted 5,000 extra police officers to protect key sites to precent further attacks after last week's killing spree by Islamist gunmen, French ...
The Charles-de-Gaulle aircraft carrier
06/01/2015 - France - Iraq

French aircraft carrier set for Persian Gulf, report

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is preparing to leave for the Gulf region where it is expected to engage in combat against IS,

French soldiers in Chad's capital Ndjamena to take part in the Barkhane operation against Islamist militias in the Sahel
19/12/2014 - France

French military to be allowed to form professional associations, not unions

French soldiers’ rights campaigners have welcomed President François Hollande’s announcement Friday that they will be allowed to form professional associations, following a ruling ...
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