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African press review 24 June 2014

Football, the controversial Complete Cure Device, the end of South Africa's Platinum strike - all in today's African papers ..

Cameroon's Allan Nyom, Brazil's Neymar, Brasilia national stadium
24/06/2014 - Report: Brazil World Cup 2014

Dazzling Neymar takes Brazil to face Chile

Five things we learned on day 12.

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas reacts after a goal by the Netherlands
14/06/2014 - Report: Brazil World Cup 2014

Lacklustre performance for heavy weights Spain and Cameroon on Day 2 of World Cup

Defending champions Spain suffered a crushing 5-1 defeat against the Netherlands on Friday, whilst the "indomitable Lions" of Cameroon struggled to dominate rivals Mexico.

French President François Hollande (R) and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan attend a joint news conference following the African Security Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, May 17, 2014.
18/05/2014 - France-Nigeria-Cameroon

African leaders declare 'war' on Al-Qaeda-linked Boko Haram

African leaders meeting in Paris have pledged to wage war on Boko Haram islamist militants, suspected of having links with other terrorist organizations.

French President Francois Hollande (C) poses for a familly photo with  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, African leaders and EU representatives, May 17, 2014.
17/05/2014 - France-Nigeria

Global strategy against Boko Haram adopted at Paris security summit

African and Western leaders agreed on Saturday to combine their intelligence information and defence mechanisms in a bid to reduce the security risk posed by Boko Haram.

French President François Hollande welcomes Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan as he arrives to attend the African Security Summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris, May 17, 2014
17/05/2014 - France - Nigeria

France hosts security summit to tackle Boko Haram

African leaders and representatives from the US and Britain attended a security summit in Paris on Saturday to elaborate a global strategy to combat Boko Haram.

A demonstration in Lagos demands the return of the kidnapped schoolgirls
12/05/2014 - France - Nigeria

France hopes to host summit on kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Paris hopes to host a summit of African leaders on efforts to find the 223 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist Boko Haram group, French President François Hollande announced on ...


African press review 9 May 2014

Pledges of assistance from four big powers to secure the release of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram and early returns in the South African election are the big subjects in today's ...

Michel Thierry Atangana
06/03/2014 - Interview: France - Cameroon

Freed businessman calls for French investment in Cameroon despite jail ordeal

A French businessmen described his 17 years in solitary confinement in a seven-square-metre cell in an interview with RFI on Wednesday.