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Georges Ibrahim Abdallah
27/02/2015 - France - Lebanon - Israel - Palestinian Territories

French court rules Lebanese left-winger Abdallah must stay in jail

A French court on Thursday rejected for the ninth time a request for the release of Lebanese pro-Palestinian left-winger, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, who was jailed in France for 30 years for killing ...
Abderrahmane Sissako speaking to RFI
18/02/2015 - France - Mauritania

Timbuktu director Sissako to chair Cannes short film jury

Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako is to be the president of the short films jury at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the organisers announced on Tuesday.
Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
28/01/2015 - Report: Somalia

Somalia’s prime minister names new cabinet as Shebab deserter calls for peace

Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke has named a new cabinet, a few weeks after a previous cabinet was rejected and dissolved only days after being named.
The SYL hotel after Thursday's blast
23/01/2015 - Report: Somalia

Five dead after al-Shebab bombs Mogadishu hotel ahead of Erdogan visit

Somalia’s al-Shebab armed Islamists have claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday, a day before Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...
An anti-Balaka militiaman behind villagers in Bouca, Central African Republic
23/01/2015 - France - Central African Republic

Kidnapped French aid worker’s family worried for her safety

The son of a French aid worker held hostage by anti-balaka Christian militia in the Central African Republic (CAR) says he is worried for her safety.
The scene of a 1989 massacre in Sahanine, Relizane, Algeria
07/01/2015 - France - Algeria

Algerians to face trial in France over anti-Islamist torture claims

Two Algerian men are to face trial in France on charges of torture alleged to have taken place during the civil war between armed Islamists and their country’s government in the 1990s.

Thousands still missing eight years after Nepal's peace accord
13/12/2014 - International report

Thousands still missing eight years after Nepal's peace accord

Internal armed conflict in Nepal may have ceased in 2006 but the region continues to feel the effects of family separation brought on by the 10-year conflict.
06/12/2014

French press review 6 December 2014

A French union leader is accused of wasting his members’ money on internal decoration. Artists take up the climate change fight. French activists demonstrate against police violence.
Goncort prize-winner Lydie Salvayre
05/11/2014 - France

Spanish civil war novel wins France’s Goncourt book prize

Former psychiatrist Lydie Salvaire has won France’s top literary prize, the Goncourt, with Pas pleurer (Don’t Cry) a novel that mixes her mother’s account of the Spanish civil war ...
Girls playing at an Internally Displaced Persons camp at the UN base in Malakal, 24 July 2014. It’s thought that 1.5 million people have been displaced by fighting.
07/08/2014 - South Sudan - Interview

Regional bloc to blame for stalling South Sudan peace talks, says rebel negotiator

South Sudanese rebels say they blame the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for the slow pace of peace talks between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar.
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