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Hervé Renard takes charge of a Lille side aiming to improve on last season when they finished in eighth place.
07/08/2015 - Football

PSG start league campaign with trip to Hervé Renard's Lille

PSG begin their quest for a fourth consecutive Ligue 1 championship at Lille. The hosts have a new manager in the shape of Hervé Renard.
A migrant gets on an Italian Red Cross bus at the Saint Ludovic border crossing between Ventimglia, Italy and Menton, France
14/06/2015 - FRANCE - Italy - SUDAN - COTE D'IVOIRE - Eritrea - Somalia

Italian police drive migrants away from France-Italy border

Italian police have dispersed around 200 African migrants who were staging a sit-in at a border crossing with France after French police refused to let them enter the country.
Migrants sit at the Franco-Italian border, 12 June 2015
13/06/2015 - FRANCE - ITALY - LIBYA

Migrants sit in as French police block France-Italy border

A group of migrants declared a hunger strike on Saturday, the second day of a sit-in on the French-Italian border, where they are demanding the right to enter France.
Masters of Sculpture from Côte d'Ivoire at Paris' Quai Branly museum
27/05/2015 - Culture in France

Masters of Sculpture from Côte d'Ivoire at Paris' Quai Branly museum

The latest exhibit at Paris’ Quai Branly museum is called 'Masters of Sculpture from Côte d’Ivoire'.
A market in Angola
15/05/2015 - Africa

Africa to miss out on fall in food import prices

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) predicts that the world food import bill will fall to a five-year low. But not if you are a poor African, say economists.

Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara and team captain Yaya Touré bring the 2015 CAN trophy to Abidjan
08/04/2015 - World football

Gabon to host Africa Cup of Nations 2017

Gabon was selected on Wednesday afternoon as the host for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. It's the first time that the country will be sole organiser.

African press review 11 March 2015

Côte d'Ivoire's former First Lady Simone Gbagbo, Jacob Zuma in South Africa and Zambia's President Edgar Lungu's health make headlines today.


African press review 10 March 2015

The wife of Côte d'Ivoire's former president Gbagbo is jailed, although you wouldn't guess it from the local press. SA comes under pressure from a ratings agency.

French press review 24 February 2015

The French military dominate two of this morning's front pages, but the stories could hardly be more different.

Diego Velazquez, The Toilet of Venus (1647-1651)
23/02/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, February-September 2015

Spanish splendour from Velazquez, vice and low life in Baroque-era Rome, Tudor pomp, domestic bliss and ladies in the bath and some louche Outsider Art hit the Paris museums and galleries this ...