Egyptian left-wingers call on the army to stay out of politics, foreign donors are set to halt aid to Kenya to protest at money-laundering and labour disputes continue in South Africa.
The French parliament on Monday passed a law imposing tough penalties on companies which shut down without attempting to find a buyer three months before closure.
The French stock exchange fell 1.08 per cent at opening on Thursday, as did most of Europe's bourses. France's private sector activity has declined in February, a study showed.
Dongfeng buys into Peugeot. Is this good news for France? Who will be in control? What will happen to French jobs? Will Hollande's Responsibility Pact fail?