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French press review 29 August 2014

French Socialists go to La Rochelle for what promises to be a stormy get-together. Hollande hopes for help from Europe. Lagarde is in trouble in her home country.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
10/08/2014 - France

Ligue 1 opening weekend beset by violence

Clashes broke out after a football match in Corsica on Saturday night that left 44 French riot and paramilitary police officers injured, the interior ministry said Sunday.


French press review 2 August 2014

The deadly Ebola virus spiralling out of control in West Africa after claiming 729 lives and infecting more than 1,300 others since March gained front page attention from Le Monde this ...


African press review 11 July 2014

The South African press is buzzing about rejection of parole for apartheid death squad commander De Kock imprisoned 20 years ago. And South African men prefer the World Cup to sex.


African press review 10 July 2014

SA's immigration laws sow panic among foreign residents, Odinga denies seeking violent regime change, the ICC prosecution accuses Kenyan officials of covering up for Kenyatta, Nigeria is suspended ...

06/07/2014 - France

French soccer team back home after World Cup exit

The French football team, 'Les Bleus' arrived back in the country on Sunday amidst the praise of their supporters. The team lost to Germany in the quarterfinals on Friday.

France's coach Didier Deschamps (R) consoles Karim Benzema after the team's loss against Germany.
05/07/2014 - Brazil World Cup 2014

France exits World Cup with their heads held high

France crashed out of the World Cup quarter finals on Friday with a 1-0 defeat against their old rivals Germany.

04/07/2014 - Brazil World Cup 2014

Volkswagen employees head home early to watch football clash with France

German fans are gearing up for the upcoming clash against France in the World Cup quarter-finals this Friday, including Volkswagen employees who can go home early to watch the match starting at ...

Michel Platini's disappointment... The French midfielder sits on the pitch while West German players celebrate after Horst Hrubesch won the penalty kick in extra time, leading West Germany to World Cup final, Seville, 8 July 1982.
03/07/2014 - Brazil World Cup

Disappointing Germany faces rejuvenated France in World Cup quarter-final

Ahead of the World Cup quarter-final clash on Friday between two European powerhouses, Germany v France, at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Maracana stadium, here is a look at the past meetings between ...


African press review 1 July 2014

Implications of the Southafrican metalworkers' strike, Zuma’s private residence in KwaZuluNatal and Kenyan divisions in former prime minister Raila Odinga’s opposition coalition are ...