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Senator Jean-Vincent Placé, who announced the formation of Ecologistes! on Saturday
03/10/2015 - FRANCE

New French Green party formed after split with 'ultra-left' EELV

Several former leaders of France's Green Party, EELV, launched a new organisation on Saturday, accusing their former comrades of being "churlish" and "dogmatic".
Front National treasurer Wallerand de Saint-Just in RFI's studios
22/09/2015 - FRANCE

Front National treasurer charged in election expenses fraud case

The treasurer of France's Front National (FN) has been charged in relation to claims that the far-right party inflated campaign expenses so as to defraud the French state.
Clashes erupted in several cities Thursday, killing one in Cote d'Ivoire
11/09/2015 - AFRICA

Fear of further clashes with upcoming elections in Cote d'Ivoire

At least one person has been killed in the first major outbreak of opposition-led violence which erupted in several towns, after the Constitutional Council released the official list of the 10 ...

African press review 1 September 2015

Nigeria's first test tube baby is reunited with her doctor at her birthplace. Ugandan politicians are engaged in a dramatic comedy show during the election year.
François de Rugy, formerly of EELV
27/08/2015 - FRANCE

Top MP quits 'ultra-left' French Greens

One of the two leaders of the French ecologists' parliamentary group has quit the Green Party (EELV), accusing his former comrades of ultra-leftism and defending the alliance with President ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in the Greek parliament
20/08/2015 - Greece

Greece to face new election after EU resumes bailout programme

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to resign next Thursday and an early election should take place on 20 September, a government spokesperson said Thursday.
Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa (3rd R) arrives at a polling station during the general election in Medamulana August 17, 2015.
18/08/2015 - Sri Lanka

Rajapakse fails to reverse Sri Lanka's January ‘revolution’ in parliamentary poll

Final results in Sri Lanka’s elections show Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) more than doubling its seats.
Burundi police patrol the streets of Musaga district in the capital Bujumbura after the results of the elections, 24 July 2015.
12/08/2015 - Burundi

Burundi: Dialogue must resume immediately to prevent ‘systematic violence’, says US envoy

Burundi needs to restart inclusive political dialogue immediately to bring an end to the violence, according to Thomas Perriello, the US Special Envoy to the Great Lakes.
Anti-Kabila protests in Kinshasa in January
10/08/2015 - DR Congo

DRC's Opposition Boycotts Senate, Dismisses Kabila's Ploy to Stay in Power

The Senate in the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to hold an extraordinary session Tuesday to debate how to organise the country’s first-ever local elections.
Family fued between Jean-Marie Le Pen and daughter Marine, creates tensions within the Front National party
10/08/2015 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen slams daughter Marine as 'unfit' for President

The family feud between the far-right Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, and her father, Jean-Marie, deepend this weekend, with the latter saying his daughter is 'neither ethically nor ...