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African press review 29 January 2016

Religion is making headlines in Kenya and Egypt, while the US relationship with Rwanda's Paul Kagame is being criticised.
Michel Sapin with IMF boss Christine Lagarde
29/01/2016 - France

French economy grows

France's economy grew 1.1 percent in 2015, its biggest jump in four years. The government is hailing the growth as confirmation of a turnaround after years of economic stagnation.


African press review 28 January 2016

Kenya, Somalia and Nigeria mark the Al-Shebab attack on a military camp, while South Africans worry about corruption. All that, and more, in today's African press review.

Job Cuts in STMicroelectronics
27/01/2016 - France - Employment

Franco-Italian electronics firm to slash 430 jobs

Franco-Italian semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics said Wednesday it was stopping development of new TV set-top decoders.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
25/01/2016 - FRANCE - RUSSIa

Macron in Moscow: France wants Russia sanctions lifted by mid-year

The French economy minister has announced that France will assist in lifting sanctions imposed by the West on Russia by summer this year.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos
23/01/2016 - FRANCE

French economy minister pledges 'de-facto' end of 35-hour work week

France's Economy Minister has promised employers the "de-facto" end of the 35-hour work week, introduced by a Socialist government in 2000.

African press review 22 January 2015

The UN Security Council is in Bujumbura this morning, hoping to convince Burundi's president to accept an African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission.
21/01/2016 - FRANCE - switzerland

French tax department discovers 38,000 secret French bank accounts

According to weekly magazine Le Point on Thursday, French tax authorities have discovered 38,000 hidden accounts worth 12 billion euros in Swiss bank UBS.


African press review 21 January 2015

War is as old as men. The saying has been validated by a team of scientists working in Kenya, it seems.
Current IMF boss, Christine Lagarde
21/01/2016 - FRANCE - IMF

Will Lagarde apply for new term as IMF boss?

The IMF opens formal nominations for the next term of managing director later today, with incumbent Christine Lagarde seen as the leading candidate This despite possibly facing a trial in France.