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French startup, inspired by trees, finds energy in city wind gusts
30/03/2015 - Spotlight on France

French startup, inspired by trees, finds energy in city wind gusts

Where do ideas come from? For Jérôme Michaud-Larivière it came out of the air.

African press review 19 March 2015

This morning in South Africa, the big story is the ongoing saga of expenditure on Jacob Zuma's Nkandla personal residence, which cost R246-million - this pesky issue just won't go away for the ...
Areva's headquarters in Paris's La Défense business district
04/03/2015 - France

Job cuts in pipeline as French nuclear giant Areva posts record losses

French nuclear giant Areva suffered record losses of 4.8 billion euros in 2014, it confirmed on Wednesday.
Frequent power cuts in Douala, Cameroon.
02/03/2015 - France - Africa

French group Schneider sets up 54 million euro fund to boost energy access in Africa

The French electrical firm Schneider announced on Monday a 54.5 million euro fund to finance access to energy in sub-Saharan Africa.

Fessenheim nuclear power plant
02/03/2015 - France

French nuclear plant shut down due to pipe fault

Energy production has been shut down at France's oldest nuclear power plant after a pipe defect was discovered, the station's operators said on Sunday.


African press review 29 January 2015

News concerning South Africa's rich and Egypt's journalists in some of the African papers today ...


African press review 12 December 2014

Kenyan politicians argueover how to fight political violence. Kenya's government opposes an ICC police force. SA struggles to stop the lights going out.

French press review 6 December 2014

A French union leader is accused of wasting his members’ money on internal decoration. Artists take up the climate change fight. French activists demonstrate against police violence.
French President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana
05/12/2014 - France - Kazakhstan

Hollande in uranium-rich Kazakhstan to discuss contracts, relations with Russia

French President François Hollande arrived in Kazakhstan on Friday for a two-day visit to a country with vast uranium and gas reserves and infrastructure contracts on offer.

French press review 5 December 2014

A cap on French actors' wages, a ban on household fires in the capital, a new, French, James Bond Girl and a Tobin Tax that could be buried by the government are all topics in today's French ...