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A French soldier in the Central African Republic
04/09/2015 - Central African Republic - FRANCE

New Central Africa sex abuse accusation against French army

The French army faces a new charge of sexual abuse of a minor in the Central African Republic (CAR), following April's revelations of a sex abuse scandal there and another in Burkina Faso in ...
Mali left behind as African internet speeds surge forward
01/09/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Mali left behind as African internet speeds surge forward

Throughout Bamako, Mali, internet office spaces sit idle.
Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou
04/07/2015 - BURKINA FASO - FRANCE

French soldier charged over Burkina Faso child sex abuse

A French soldier accused of sexually abusing two girls aged three and five in Burkina Faso has been charged with paedophilia and recording pornographic images in France.

Burkina Faso's President Michel Kafando meets French President François Hollande in Paris in June
02/07/2015 - BURKINA FASO - FRANCE

French soldiers accused of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso detained in France

Two French special forces soldiers accused of sexually abusing children in Burkina Faso have been taken into custody on arriving back in France on Thursday.

French Press review 2 June 2015

US-led allies plot way forward against IS in Paris after spectacular gains by the jihadists, Ouagadougou's search for Sankara's remains and looming genocide in Burundi as Bujumbura regime continues ...
Broadcast ban in Burkina Faso targets live political programmes
23/05/2015 - African Media

Broadcast ban in Burkina Faso targets live political programmes

In this week's African Media, RFI's Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel takes a look at Burkina Faso, where live broadcasts are banned for the next three months.

Chadian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in February
12/03/2015 - France - Nigeria - Niger

France to move troops from CAR to back anti-Boko Haram fight

France is to boost its military presence in the Sahel region of Africa to support the fight against Boko Haram, whose insurgency has spread from Nigeria to Chad and Niger.
Guinea's team celebrate a goal against Côte d'Ivoire.
28/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Guinea’s Elephants defiant ahead of Mali match

Samuel Eto’o hobbled like an old man near a corner post after a goal for Chelsea against Tottenham in March 2014, it was hailed as a cheeky riposte to his manager José Mourinho who had ...
Ghana player Asamoah Gyan
27/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Will Ghana or South Africa clinch CAN last eight?

Having come back from the brink against Algeria, Ghana need to maintain that fighting spirit with a win over South Africa in Mongomo on Tuesday night.
Burkina Faso's Charles Kabore (L) and Djakaridja Kone (R) challenge Congo's Prince Oniangue
26/01/2015 - Report: Africa Cup of Nations 2015

Goodbye CAN says Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso’s surge to the 2013 CAN final was the classic tale of the underdog overcoming the odds.