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President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Vice-President William Ruto in Nairobi
24/04/2015 - Kenya

Anti-corruption officials suspended, casting shadow on Kenyan transparency

Kenya's top anti-corruption officials have been suspended after a standoff with Parliament.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve and President Hollande at the Elysee palace after French police detained a man they suspect of planning an imminent armed attack on churches, 22 April 2015
23/04/2015 - France

French police search for possible accomplices in foiled attack on church

French police are searching for possible accomplices in an alleged plot to attack at least one Catholic church, while Prime Minister Manuel Valls says it is the country's fifth thwarted attack since ...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Prime Minister Manuel Valls leave after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, April 22, 2015.
22/04/2015 - France

Attack on Paris churches foiled, suspect arrested: French minister

French police have arrested a 24-year-old Franco-Algerian man who was allegedly planning an attack on churches outside Paris.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen in Calais during an earlier controversy about migration
18/04/2015 - FRANCE - Poland

French right slams EU, penal reform as Pole confesses to child's murder

A Polish drifter's confession to the rape and murder of a nine-year-old French girl has sparked a political row in France with right-wing politicians blaming Europe's open borders and the ...
Serge  Atlaoui's wife, Sabine, appealed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare her husband
17/04/2015 - Indonesia - FRANCE

France warns Indonesia of bilateral breach if national executed in drug case

France's ambassador to Jakarta on Friday worned Indonesia that the execution of a French citizen for drug-related offences would affect bilateral relations.
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez stands with his defence lawyers as he hears his verdict in his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, April 15, 2015.

Former NFL star sentenced to life in prison for murder

A court in Massachusetts sentenced former NFL star Aaron Hernandez to life in prison without parole for the first-degree murder of a semi-pro football player two years ago.

Jean Germain regularly posed for the Chinese "weddings" that took place in Tours between 2007 and 2011
07/04/2015 - France

French senator found dead in apparent suicide ahead of 'Chinese weddings' trial

Jean Germain, the former mayor of Tours and current Socialist party senator for Indre-et-Loire, was found dead Tuesday after failing to appear in court in a corruption case related to a Chinese ...
Front national leader Marine Le Pen (L) with her father Jean-Marie at a party election rally
02/04/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen repeats Nazi gas chambers 'detail' claim

Veteran French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has repeated his controversial remark that the Nazi gas chambers were a "detail" in the history of World War II, sparking a new disavowal ...

African press review 27 March 2015

Jonathan and Buhari promise to control their supporters but Lagos residents don't seem convinced. Kenyatta is praised for taking on corruption.
14/03/2015 - France/Europe

Three French citizens held for kidnapping girl in Serbia

They were arrested on Friday after kidnapping a two-year-old girl in the capital Belgrade.