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Roadblocks in Bujumbura, Burundi, 15 May 2015.
15/05/2015 - Burundi

Bujumbura tense after Burundi coup plotters' arrest

Burundi’s capital Bujumbura remains tense on Friday after the authorities arrested a group of coup plotters.

General Godefroid Niyombare gives an address on 13 May
15/05/2015 - Burundi

Burundi coup leader on the run as Nkurunziza returns to Bujumbura

The leader of the failed military coup in Burundi was on the run on Friday morning after three of his fellow plotters were arrested. President Pierre Nkurunziza had returned to the capital

Pro-legalisation demonstrators at Paris's Place de la Bastille on 9 May 2015
10/05/2015 - FRANCE

Legalise cannabis supporters march in Paris, other French cities

Placards and banners with the message "Ganga for all!" could be seen in the streets of Paris on Saturday as hundreds marched in support of legalising cannabis.
05/05/2015 - Burundi

Burundi court rules in favour of president's third term as judge flees in fear of his life

Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday ruled that President Pierre Nkurunziza could run for a controversial third term in office.
01/05/2015 - Burundi

Burundi’s army called on to protect protesters against ruling party youth wing, says civil society

At least seven people have died and 66 injured in nearly a week of clashes between police and demonstrators in Burundi, with many suffering gunshot wounds, according to the Burundian Red Cross.
Anti-government protesters in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2015.
29/01/2015 - Egypt

Egypt criticises Western media coverage

Egypt has condemned "unbalanced coverage" by media foreign outlets working in the country.
Police disperse an anti-government demonstration in Mataryya area, east of Cairo, this week
28/01/2015 - Report: Egypt

Irish teenager’s family wants unconditional release from Egyptian jail

The family of an Irish teenager detained in Egypt say the Irish government is making the wrong demands for him to be freed.
Mohammed, David and Solomon depicted in the 1436 Book of the Ascension of the Prophet
20/01/2015 - Analysis: Middle East - France

Islam’s never-ending debate on depiction of the prophet

For several days the question of the depiction of the prophet Mohammed has been widely debated thanks to the front pages of the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo.
French President Francois Hollande embraces U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry upon Kerry's arrival at Elysee Palace in Paris, 16 January 2015.
16/01/2015 - France - United States

Kerry in Paris apologises for absence from Charlie Hebdo march

On a visit to Paris on Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry hugged French President François Hollande in a gesture of apology for not sending US top-level representative to last Sunday's ...

African press review 13 January 2015

Kenya's government digs in its heels in the face of a teachers' strike. Egyptian students have to be careful what books they are seen to be reading.