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Graphics from RFI's Hausa service
30/08/2015 - CAMEROoN - FRANCE

RFI correspondent held incommunicado in Cameroon Boko Haram inquiry

RFI has called on Cameroon to allow lawyers to see journalist Ahmed Abba, the correspondent for its Hausa service who has been held in custody for a month without it being made clear what charges he ...
Belgian police officers stand guard on a platform at the Thalys high-speed train terminal at Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station 22 August 2015.
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

France to tighten rail security as EU ministers meet after foiled train attack

Nine European interior ministers met in Paris on Saturday and agreed to enhance security measures for international rail transport.
Front National leader Marine Le Pen
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Marine Le Pen calls for end to legal immigration to France

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has called for an end to all immigration to France, legal and illegal.
The seafront at Nice, one of the resorts where the theives operated
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal French hotel safes

Two men believed to have posed as rich Gulf tourists to steal safes from posh French hotels have been arrrested in central France.
The Paris ring road
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Gridlock on French motorways as holidays end, travellers blockade

There were over 300 kilometres of traffic jams on French roads on Saturday as holidaymakers headed home to Paris and to the Channel ports.
Catherine Graciet with her book, The Predator King
29/08/2015 - FRANCE - MoROCco

French court charges journalists accused of blackmailing Moroccan king

Two French journalists have been charged with blackmail and extortion after allegedly promising not to publish a book about Morocco's King Mohammed VI in exchange for large sums of money.

France's environment minister Ségolène Royal speaking to the press in October 2014.
29/08/2015 - GABON - FRANCE

Ségolène Royal announces EU-Africa migration summit on Gabon visit

The European Union is to organise an EU-African summit on migration in November, French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced on a visit to Gabon this weekend. 

French public prosecutor François Molins gives a press conference about the Thalys attack on Tuesday
26/08/2015 - France - European Union

European ministers to meet Saturday in Paris after high-speed train attack

Ministers from nine European countries are to meet in Paris on Saturday to discuss tranpsort security after last week's high-speed train attack.
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (L) and his Britain's Theresa May  on an overpass near the Eurotunnel entrance in Calais
20/08/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

May, Cazeneuve in Calais to agree British-French migrant command and control centre

British police are to be stationed in Calais at a "command and control centre" that the two countries will set up to prevent migrants crossing the Channel to the UK.

Pont Saint-Bénézet, Avignon
20/08/2015 - FRANCE - south korea

19-year-old Korean drowns beneath Avignon bridge

A 19-year-old South Korean has drowned at the foot of the world-famous mediaeval bridge in the southern French city of Avignon.