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Pope Francis addresses attendees in the opening ceremony to commence a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Develop
25/11/2015 - AFRICA

Agenda of Pope Francis' five-day visit to Africa

During the visits to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, Pope Francis is expected to hold public masses, meet religious and political leaders and promote a message of reconciliation and ...
French and UN troops on the streets of Bangui
11/11/2015 - FRANCE - vatican - central african republic

France presses Pope to cancel Central African Republic visit

The French army is trying to persuade Pope Francis to scrap a visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) at the end of the month, just before a referendum and elections are due to take place, and is ...

French press review 20 October 2015

President Hollande says he's earnest about wanting social dialogue despite charges that he is playing politics; African Muslims prepare for Pope Francis' African tour; and Michel Platini shoots ...
Central African Republic neglected by the international community? Analysis
06/10/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Central African Republic neglected by the international community? Analysis

In the Central African Republic, protests, clashes, reprisal attacks and armed conflict were sparked recently by the killing of a Muslim taxi driver in Bangui.
A wounded man is carried into a hospital in Bangui, 26 September 2015
02/10/2015 - CAR

Additional $26m raised for Central African Republic crisis, but funding gaps remain

Donor countries have pledged an additional 26 million dollars (23 million euros) at an event in New York for the Central African Republic, RFI learned on Friday.
CULTURE IN FRANCE Highlights of Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan
16/09/2015 - Culture in France

CULTURE IN FRANCE Highlights of Photojournalism Festival in Perpignan

The Visa pour l'Image annual festival of photo-journalism exhibits the photos taken before and after those featured on the front pages from around the world, illustrating headline news.
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 ...
Soldiers sheltering behind sandbags while waiting for their commander. Bambari, Central African Republic, French outpost, August 16, 2014. Edouard Elias, winner of the Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award 2015.
04/09/2015 - France

Photojournalism prize-winner Elias portraits foreign legion in Central African Republic

For 26 years Visa Pour L’Image (A Visa for Images) - in Perpignan, south-west France has been giving a platform to photo-reporters from all over the world and to their work.
French President Francois Hollande (L), Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (C) and Mexico's First Lady Angelica Rivera at the Bastille Day parade 14 July 2015
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

Charlie attacks, Africa interventions set grim mood for France's Bastille Day celebrations

The trauma of this year's Charlie Hebdo attacks and France's military presence in Africa overshadow the Bastille Day national holiday.
CAR President Catherine Samba-Panza reviews troops earlier this year
12/07/2015 - Central African Republic - FRANCE

Fabius visits Central African Republic as miltiary child abuse inquiry continues

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius was to visit the Central African Republic (CAR) Monday before travelling to Ethiopia for A UN conference on development finance.