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18/11/2014

African press review 18November 2014

In Zimbabwe, vice-president Joice Mujuru on Monday defended herself against allegations that she had masterminded a plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe.

Peter Kassig, who is believed to have been murdered by the Islamic State armed group
16/11/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

Hollande, Valls condemn ‘barbaric’ IS killing of Kassig, Syrian soldiers

The murder of US hostage Peter Kassig and about 18 Syrian soldiers by the Islamic State (IS) armed group was a “crime against humanity”, French President François Hollande said on ...
The scene of the bombing near the synagogue in the rue Copernic in 1980
14/11/2014 - France - Canada - Lebanon

Canada to extradite 1980 Paris synagogue bombing suspect Hassan Diab

Canada is to extradite a Lebanese-Canadian academic accused of being behind a bombing outside a Paris synagogue in 1980 to France.
Frenchb police demonstrate in Paris on Thursday
14/11/2014 - France

France bans stun grenades after anti-dam activist’s death, police protest in Paris

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has banned the police from using stun grenades of the kind that killed a young anti-dam protester last month.
The interior of the prison at Bourg-en-Bresse, central France
13/11/2014 - France

European rights court backs France’s whole-life sentences

France has the right to pass whole-life sentences, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday,

Tourists at Paris's Louvre museum
12/11/2014 - France

Paris tourist muggings fall eight per cent in 2014

Muggings at Paris’s principal tourist sites have fallen eight per cent this year, according to Paris police, who have enforced a special anti-crime crackdown at top attractions like the Champs ...
Nabilla Benattia with Thomas Vergara on television last year
09/11/2014 - France

French reality TV star held on suspicion of stabbing boyfriend

A French reality TV star has being investigated for the attempted murder of her boyfriend after he was found with several knife-wounds in his chest in a hotel near Paris.
Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish-Syrian border in October 2014.
29/10/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

French father arrested for abducting daughter to join Syria jihad

A French man accused of kidnapping his 18-month-old daughter in 2013 to wage jihad in Syria was taken into custody on Tuesday when he arrived in France after being deported from ...
27/10/2014

African press review 27 October 2014

SA’s violence claims the life of its national team’s captain. Rating agencies atch out for mini-budget follow-up. Zimbabwe’s v-p denies plotting to oust Mugabe.
Reducing the age of criminal responsibility in Brazil
24/10/2014 - International report

Reducing the age of criminal responsibility in Brazil

Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world. Over 50-thousand people are murdered there every year but only 4-thousand of those cases are ever solved.
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