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Opponents camp in trees at the Notre Dame des Landes site. File.
18/12/2014 - France

Controversial Nantes airport construction to start next year, Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared that the controversial construction of an airport near the western city of Nantes will go ahead in 2015, despite legal orders to suspend the project ...

African press review 16 December 2014

Nigerian motorists queue for petrol as oilworkers strike. Nobody opposes Malema in the Economic Freedom Fighters leadership election. Conflict in South Sudan has cost thousands of lives.
The Uber app
14/12/2014 - France

Paris taxis to stage drive-slow protest against Uber Monday

Taxi drivers plan to clog up roads into Paris on Monday morning in ongoing protests against Uber and the threat of other car-rental company companies.
A demonstration in Port-au-Prince calls for President Michel Martelly to resign and eletions to be held
14/12/2014 - Haiti

Haiti’s prime minister resigns amid anti-government protests

Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has resigned after repeated anti-government protests and calls for him to quit. A man was shot dead as youths clashed with police on Saturday.

A demonstration against Exhibit B in Saint Denis
07/12/2014 - France - United Kingdom - South Africa

French Exhibit B theatre defies anti-racist human zoo protests

The controversial performance installation Exhibit B is set to begin a seven-day run on Sunday in Paris’s Centquatre contemporary arts centre.
The block of flats in Créteil where the young couple were attacked and robbed
07/12/2014 - France

France to make fight against anti-Semitism ‘national cause’, minister

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has sworn to make the fight against anti-Semtism and racism a “national cause”.
A tableau from Exhibit B
27/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - South Africa

Protests against ‘racist/anti-racist’ Exhibit B spread to France

France’s culture minister and the mayor of Paris have spoken out in defence of Exhibit B, the performance that was closed in London after protests accusing it of being racist.
Demonstrations in Toulouse on 1 November in memory of Rémi Fraisse turned violent.
02/11/2014 - FRANCE

Protests against police brutality get ugly after killing of eco-activist last week

In two French cities, protests over the death of an environmental activist turned violent yesterday. A sit-in is planned today in Paris in memory of the young man

Celebration in the streets of Ouagadougou after former president Blaise Compaoré steps down, October 31, 2014.
02/11/2014 - BURKINA FASO

Opposition calls for protests against military rule in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou is preparing for another day of large-scale demonstrations as opposition leaders challenge moves by the military to take power.

General Honoré Traoré, left, and Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, right.
01/11/2014 - BURKINA FASO

Power struggle over leadership in Burkina Faso's "Black Spring"

Rival factions are claiming power in Burkina Faso after long-term president Blaise Compaoré stepped down on Friday under popular pressure.