Airbus is poised to sign for 11 billion-euro deal with the US company Delta Airlines to deliver 50 long-haul carriers.
Uganda's anti-gay bill, vasectomies in Kenya and a voice expressing concern about dependency culture in South Africa ... some of the issues in newspapers around Africa today.
You can have the news fried, boiled or scrambled this morning but the front pages are not likely to cheer you up much.
This is the first time that a French President is on an official visit Down Under.
Eurostar on Thursday unveiled new, state-of-the-art trains to speed up the trip under the English Channel from London to Paris and soon to Marseille and Amsterdam.