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Anti-ecotax demonstration in Brittany, October 26 2013
21/04/2014 - France

11 Anti-ecotax demonstrators to appear in court for vandalism

Eleven protesters against France's ecotax will appear in a court in Brittany on Tuesday.

 "Guerrilla gardeners" to defend a city park in Georgia
20/03/2014 - International report

"Guerrilla gardeners" to defend a city park in Georgia

In the country of Georgia, a small group of self-styled “guerilla gardeners” are all that’s standing between a city park and a luxury hotel development.

Protests against the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport development turned violent on Saturday.
23/02/2014 - France

Nantes mayor sues over airport protest

The mayor of the western city of Nantes said he will sue over damage caused during protests on Saturday against a major airport development.

Front National leader Marine Le Pen
09/02/2014 - France

Police clash with anti-Front National protesters in Brittany capital

Four protesters were arrested in the western French city of Rennes after clashes between police and opponents of the far-right Front National (FN), which was holding an election meeting in a hall ...

Ukraine President takes sick leave amid calls for his resignation
31/01/2014 - International report

Ukraine President takes sick leave amid calls for his resignation

The centre of Ukraine's capital, Kiev, is still occupied by thousands of demonstrators demanding the resignation of the President.

Far-right demonstrators on Sunday's "Day of Rage" protest
29/01/2014 - France

Four students sentenced for violence on right-wing day of rage

A Paris court on Tuesday passed suspended prison sentences on four students arrested at Sunday's right-wing "Day of Rage" demonstration against President François Hollande.

A protester on the European Demonstration March For Truth And Justice in Paris on Saturday
12/01/2014 - Report: France - Turkey

Protest demands answers over Paris Kurdish women's murder

Thousands of Kurds marched in Paris on Saturday to demand that France establish who ordered the murder of three women activists in the French capital a year ago.

Michel Djotodia leaves Bangui for N'Djamena on Thursday
10/01/2014 - Central African Republic - France

CAR president Djotodia and PM Tiangaye resign

The Central African Republic's interim president, Michel Djotodia, has resigned along with prime minister Nicolas Tiangaye.

Colombia sets a referendum to recall sacked Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro
10/01/2014 - International report

Colombia sets a referendum to recall sacked Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro

For three days just before Christmas, Gustavo Petro, the mayor of Colombia’s capital Bogotá, attracted tens of thousands of supporters to the city’s main square.

09/01/2014

African press review 09 January 2014

Egypt protests planned ahead, education budget in Kenya and the South Sudan peace talks are all topics in today's African papers.

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