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African press review 25 July 2014

The crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in northern Mali with 118 passengers and crew on board is the top story in most African newspapers.

US comic Jay Leno (c) demonstrates outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, also owned by the Sultan of Brunei
01/06/2014 - France - Brunei

French celebrities call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotel over sharia law

Business tycoon François-Henri Pinault and fashion editor Anna Wintour are among hundreds of people here in France calling for a boycott of Paris’s Meurice Hotel, which is owned by ...

20/05/2014 - France

French anti-smacking law postponed amid opposition to family bill

A debate in the French parliament on outlawing smacking by parents was postponed on Monday, amid an already fractious climate surrounding family affairs.

"Equal rights for all!" demands this banner on a pro-gay marriage demonstration in Nice last year
08/05/2014 - France

French family kidnaps lesbian daughter fleeing arranged marriage

Three members of a French family of Turkish origin have been charged with kidnapping a young gay woman for fleeing an arranged marriage.

Supporters of gay marriage stage a fake marriage before the law was passed
02/05/2014 - France

French court blocks lesbian adoption of MAP babies

A French court has refused to allow two lesbians to officially adopt babies born to their partners by medically assisted procreation (MAP).


African press review 28 February 2014

Nigeria is reeling from Boko Haram violence. François Hollande and other European leaders promise solidarity.


African press review 26 February 2014

European countries are angry about Uganda’s anti-gay law. SA growth slows for third year in a row as an election looms. Kenyan MPs demand more money. Mobile banking means more fraud.


African press review 5 February 2014

Police examine what they seized in Mombasa mosque raid. Kenya's Anglican archbishop is worried about gays. Kenyatta's ICC case takes a new turn. A Ugandan judge lashes the attorney general.

Trademark flag of the Manif Pour Tous movement, Paris, 2 February, 2014
04/02/2014 - France

French PM's postponement of family bill provokes anger among ruling Socialists and Greens

There is anger among some members of France’s ruling coalition parties following the news that the government is to shelve plans for a new Family Law until, at the earliest, 2015.


African press review 31 January 2014

Kenya's on alert for al-Shebab attacks. British archbishops criticise Uganda's and Nigeria's anti-gay laws.