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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on a visit to Kenya
29/04/2015 - Uganda

Uganda opposition worried by Museveni military service proposal

President Yoweri Museveni is calling for a "universal" military service to confront the Al-Shebab rebel threat at home, raising fears in opposition circles that he wants to militarise ...
The Muslim hijab and other "ostentatious" religious symbol are banned in French schools
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

Muslim 15-year-old barred from French school for 'too long' skirt

A 15-year-old Muslim girls has been banned from attending a school in the north of France for wearing a long black skirt, judged to be a religious symbol by her headteacher, stirring up another row ...

French weekly magazines review 19 April 2015

A family murder that never happened, a hard look at proposed reforms of the secondary school system, what happens to sacked government ministers and a posthumous book by Charb, one of the cartoonists ...

French press review 17 April 2015

Big businesses in big trouble, a nuclear war that could cost France its prime position in the global market for atomic electricity, crtitics who say the education minister could do better on proposed ...
Visibly pregnant girls in primary and secondary schools will not be able to take their exams
29/03/2015 - SIERRA LEONE

Pregnant girls barred from school and a right to education

Children will finally be returning to their classes throughout Sierra Leone on Monday after an eight-month hiatus due to the Ebola crisis. But there will be empty chairs at many schools.
Sport - a vector of citizenship
20/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

Sport - a vector of citizenship

Candidates in France's departemental elections have up until midnight today to persuade voters to vote them into the second round.

African press review 17 March 2015

The Egypt Independent reports that the Cairo Criminal Court on Monday refered Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 13 others to the Grand Mufti, asking that religious figure to issue an ...

French press review 12 March 2015

The euro, Greek debt, sub-contracting work, Berlusconi and French education are all in the papers today.


African press review 6 March 2015

Boko Haram murders again. Jonathan asserts that the Chibok girls are still alive. The last Ebola patient in Liberia is discharged. More and more South Africans are sinking into debt.
Facebook is to face a French court, despite the small print
06/03/2015 - France - United States

French court rules it can judge Facebook in vagina painting case

A French court on Thursday ruled that it can judge a case against US social-networking site Facebook over its blocking of the account of a teacher who posted a painting of a vagina by Gustave ...