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African press review 3 October 2015

A former Nigerian oil minister is released on bail in London, arrested by officers investigating suspected bribery and money-laundering offences. Burundi is to get less aid cash from Belgium.
The four French journalists released from captivity arrive back in France (l-r) Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Hénin and Pierre Torres
26/09/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIA

Second French jihadist named as possible Islamic State jailer

A French jihadist has been named as a possible jailer of Western hostages in Syria.
David Goffin will lead Belgium into the Davis Cup final against Britain in November.
23/09/2015 - tennis

Belgians hope clay slows Murray in Davis Cup final

The venue for the 2015 Davis Cup final was announced on Wednesday.
Andy Murray won two singles matches and teamed up with his brother, Jamie, for the doubles during the three day tie against Australia.
21/09/2015 - tennis

Belgium and Britain reach Davis Cup final

The unlikeliest protagonists will contest the Davis Cup final in November.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud was sent off for two bookable offences.
17/09/2015 - Football

Arsenal slip up at start of Champions League campaign

Arsenal's tilt for the 2016 Uefa Champions League title got underway in abysmal fashion on Wednesday night.
Justin Gatlin (left) will run at the Brussels Diamond League meeting without his nemesis Usain Bolt, who beat him over 100 and 200 metres at the world championships in Beijing.
11/09/2015 - athletics

Stars set to glitter at Diamond League in Brussels

A raft of medallists from the recent athletics world championships in Beijing will appear in the Belgian capital on Friday night.
Lars Lagerback has led Iceland to their first major tournament.
07/09/2015 - football

Iceland and Czech Republic qualify for Euro 2016

Football minnows Iceland will swim with the big fish next year after qualifying for the European Championships in France.
A Thalys train at Gare du Midi in Brussels
01/09/2015 - France - Belgium

Belgium to collect data on travellers of planes, trains and ferries

Belgium has announced controversial plans to collect information on all passengers of airlines, as well as cross-border trains and ferries, in the wake of the foiled attack on a train running between ...
Belgian police officers stand guard on a platform at the Thalys high-speed train terminal at Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station 22 August 2015.
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

France to tighten rail security as EU ministers meet after foiled train attack

Nine European interior ministers met in Paris on Saturday and agreed to enhance security measures for international rail transport.
The Paris ring road
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Gridlock on French motorways as holidays end, travellers blockade

There were over 300 kilometres of traffic jams on French roads on Saturday as holidaymakers headed home to Paris and to the Channel ports.