Finnish telecom giant Nokia is to buy Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock, 15.6-billion-euro deal, the companies said Wednesday.
French railworkers are to stage a one-day strike on Tuesday against the government’s plans to reform the state-owned rail network.
French MPs on Tuesday began debating the proposed Macron Law, a controversial package of reforms designed to remove obstacles to French economic progress.
Air France has announced a new voluntary redundancies plan at a meeting with trade unions on Thursday. Ground staff and flight attendants at the French flag-carrier are targeted.
How Ebola is impacting the economy, children's rights violations during a protest in Kenya and Uganda's teachers going on strike are all topics in today's African papers.
Violence against women is still widespread in Egypt. Kenyatta apologises for the teargassing of schoolkids. Zimbabwe does better on jobs than some people say.