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23/05/2015 - Ethiopia

Ethiopian polls just a 'show' says opposition

More than 36 million people in Ethiopia have registered to vote for the upcoming elections on Sunday, but opposition leaders say it will be more important to watch the country in the aftermath of the ...
Dead protester carried on stretcher through Buterere Bujumbura during protests, 12 May 2015
13/05/2015 - Burundi

Burundi snapshot: Police open fire on protesters in Bujumbura

At least 20 protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in Burundi over the past two weeks in demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza.
Protesters marching on the streets of the Kinindo neighbourhood of Bujumbura, 12 May 2015
12/05/2015 - Burundi

East African Community must support the people, says former Burundian president Ndayizeye

Heads of state from the East African Community must support the Burundian people and uphold the Arusha Agreement that they helped broker, former Burundian president Domitien Ndayizeye, who led a ...
11/05/2015 - Burundi

Crackdown on protests in Burundi needs to stop, say women during downtown demonstration

Women staged the first major protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza in downtown Bujumbura on Sunday, demonstrating against his candidacy for a third term in office.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservative Party won an unexpected clear majority in Britain's election Thursday
09/05/2015 - FRANCE - britain - european union

Hollande calls on Cameron to consult ahead of UK's EU referendum

French President François Hollande warned British Prime Minister David Cameron that "there are rules in Europe" when phoning to congratulate him on being reelected


French press review 9 May 2015

"Cameron's victory worries Europe," says Le Monde. "King Cameron!" is right-wing Le Figaro's succinct view of what transpired in this week's cross-Channel parliamentary election.
David Cameron giving his victory speech
08/05/2015 - United Kingdom - European Union

After UK election, Cameron's EU referendum worries European states

The European Union said Friday it was ready to work with Britain's reelected Prime Minister David Cameron, who has promised to hold a referendum on EU membeship, on reforming its institutions.
London's Bengalis ponder vote in UK general election
08/05/2015 - International report

London's Bengalis ponder vote in UK general election

London has one of the largest immigrant populations in the country, including a Bangladeshi community.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Knesset
07/05/2015 - Israel

Settlers pleased, Palestinains dismayed by new Israeli coalition

Outgoing Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed an agreement giving a senior role to the far-right Jewish Home, which firmly opposes a Palestinian state, allowing him to form a new ...

French press review 7 May 2015

The general election across the Channel dominates this morning's French front pages, with opinions sharply divided on whether David Cameron and his Conservative Party colleagues deserve to be given ...