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Incumbent presidential candidate Faure Gnassingbe casts his ballot in Lome 25 April 2015.
25/04/2015 - Togo

Winds of change will not sweep Togo says government, as hopes of new "Black Spring" fade

Voters in Togo took to the polls on Saturday to elect their new president. Outgoing leader Faure Gnassingbé is expected to win a third term, yet his main rival Jean Pierre Fabre has called for an end to his family’s rule of almost 50 years.

Serge Atlaoui has been granted a temporary reprieve from execution in Indonesia
25/04/2015 - Indonesia - France

Indonesia notifies convicts of execution, Frenchman granted temporary reprieve

A Frenchman on death row in Indonesia has been granted a temporary reprieve as eight other foreign drug convicts have been transferred to a high-security prison island to be executed by firing ...

French press review 25 April 2015

The French press has robust coverage of Africa, including the anti-xenophobic rallies in South Africa, the high-tension presidential elections in Togo, political unrest in Guinea and revelations that ...
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Archbishop of Paris Cardinal André Vingt-Trois speak to the press after the discovery of a terrorist plot to attack a church in France
25/04/2015 - France

Terror charges brought against suspect in plot to attack church

The Algerian scholarship student accused of planning to attack at least one church in France was charged Friday night with terror-related murder and criminal conspiracy after five days of police ...
Serge Atlaoui faces the death penalty in Indonesia over drug charges.
24/04/2015 - Indonesia - France

Indonesia moves forward with imminent executions against global condemnation

Indonesia has signalled that the execution of 10 inmates on death row over drug charges is quickly approaching, sparking outrage from political leaders and activists as spread out as Paris and ...

French press review 24 April 2015

The French press takes on a duty of remembrance as Armenians mark 100 years since the Ottoman World War I genocide.
French President Francois Hollande was joined by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic at a ceremony in Yerevan commemorating the Ottoman massacres, 24 April 2015.
24/04/2015 - France - Armenia - Turkey

Turkey should share Armenia's grief, recognise genocide: French president

French President Francois Hollande has urged Turkey to recognise as genocide the Ottoman empire’s massacre of Armenians during World War I.

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival completes its selection
23/04/2015 - Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes completes official line-up, with 19 films competing for the Golden Palm

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival completes its selection including an entry from Ethiopia.


French press review 23 April 2015

An amateur jihadist wrecks his terrorist attack on Paris after shooting himself, and France raises its terror alert to an all-time high.
Serge Atlaoui at a hearing near Jakarta, 1 April 2015
23/04/2015 - Indonesia - France

Death sentence in Indonesia reveals 'serious dysfunctions': French foreign minister

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has condemned the sentencing to death of a Frenchman in Indonesia, calling the trial hasty and filled with errors.