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Algerian soldiers in Bastille day WWI commemoration
14/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

Algerian soldiers in Bastille day WWI commemoration

Three Algerian soldiers will take part in today’s Bastille day ceremony, which is devoted to commemorating the start of the First World War, 100 years ago.
Algeria fans celebrate at the Arc de Triomphe
27/06/2014 - France - Algeria - Brazil World Cup 2014

Jubilation and arrests on France’s streets as Algeria reach World Cup knockout

Algerians in France celebrated their team’s draw with Russia on the streets of Paris, Lyon and Marseille on Thursday night with 74 arrests as some fans clashed with police.
The CRAN President Louis-Georges Tin
10/05/2014 - France

Black rights groups urge banks to pay for slavery, Hollande stays stum

Some of France's top banking institutions and richest families are being asked to pay back thousands in compensation to victims of slavery.
New Caledonia map.
09/05/2014 - France

New Caledonia elects new congress in run-up to independence referendum

The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia votes this weekend on the make-up of a local assembly that will prepare a referendum on whether it remains a part of France or becomes independent.

Music tells story of colonial troops in World War One
22/04/2014 - On-the-spot France

Music tells story of colonial troops in World War One

As France commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, two of Europe's most notorious dub producers have joined forces with roots reggae artists and poets from Britain and France ...
Nouméa, capital of New Caledonia.
13/03/2014 - France - New Caledonia

UN investigates concerns ahead of New Caledonia vote on independence from France

A delegation from the United Nations Decolonisation Committee arrived on Thursday in the French pacific territory of New Caledonia, at the request of island’s Independence party.

A labourers' camp at Mayumbe during the construction of the Congo-Ocean railway line
26/02/2014 - France - Congo

Anti-racists take France to court over colonial-era Congo forced labour

A coalition of black rights groups is suing the French state and a construction company for crimes against humanity over the use of forced labour to build a railway line in Congo in the 1920s.


French press review 20 February 2014

Two tragic situations dominate this morning's French front pages - the battles in Kiev and the Central African Republic's "descent into madness".

Ericka Bareigts, Socialist MP for a Réunion constituency
17/02/2014 - France - La Réunion

France to debate Réunion island's stolen generation

France's parliament is to debate a bill denouncing the "forced migration" of more than 1,600 children from the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion to mainland France on Tuesday. The "stolen children" were brought to France between 1963 and 1982

Gerboise bleue explodes at Tanezrouft, south-west of Reggane
14/02/2014 - France - Algeria - Chad

Fallout from 1960s French nuclear test reached Sicily, Chad

The French defence ministry lied about the fallout from France's first nuclear test in the Sahara desert in 1960.