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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.

Thierry Michel Atangana (C) meets his son Eric (L), who was six at the time of his arrest
28/02/2014 - France - Cameroon

Franco-Cameroonian meets family at Paris airport after 17 years in jail

A Franco-Cameroonian man met his family for the first time in 17 years at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport after being released from jail in Cameroon this week.

Michel Thierry Atangana (L) with his lawyers at the French ambassador's residence in Yaoundé
26/02/2014 - France - Cameroon

Franco-Cameroonian man headed for Paris after 17 years in jail

A Franco-Cameroonian man, who was freed Monday night after spending 17 years in prison in Cameroon, will be back in France by the end of the week.

Cameroon musician Erik Aliana modernises traditional tunes
19/01/2014 - World music matters

Cameroon musician Erik Aliana modernises traditional tunes

In this week's edition of World Music Matters, musician Erik Aliana talks about why he'll never be a star back home in his native Cameroon but is determined to defend traditional music with a ...

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls (R) has called Dieudonné MBala Mbala a small businessman of anti-Semitism
08/01/2014 - France

Comedian's lawyers fight French ban on 'anti-Semitic' shows

French comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala has launched legal challenges against attempts to ban his one-man show in several French cities following a circular from Interior Minister Manuel ...

François Hollande, Georges Vandenbeusch, Villacoublay airport, 1 Jan.2014.
01/01/2014 - France - Cameroon

French priest held hostage in Cameroon arrives home

French President Francois Hollande welcomed French priest and former hostage Georges Vandenbeusch home to France just after 6.30 on Wednesday morning lauding his “courage” and ...

French priest Georges Vandenbeusch
31/12/2013 - Cameroon - France

Kidnapped French priest freed in Cameroon

The French priest kidnapped in northern Cameroon in November by Islamist rebels has been freed, the office of French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday.

19/12/2013 - RFI

Take a cook's tour of the world with RFI

RFI has published a cookbook that is a culinary trip around the world.

Manu Dibango
12/12/2013 - France - Cameroon

Soul Makossa king Manu Dibango celebrates 80th birthday with RFI

Afro-jazz giant Manu Dibango celebrated his 80th birthday with RFI on Thursday, appearing throughout the day on our French-language broadcasts.

French troops patrol in an armoured vehicle in Bangui
07/12/2013 - France - CAR

All 1,200 French troops in place in CAR

All 1,200 French troops pledged to arrive in the Central African Republic (CAR) have arrived, ahead of schedule, France's defence Ministry announced on Saturday.