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A helicopter landing in the South-Kivu region in DR Congo in November 2014.
30/11/2014 - FRANCE - BURKINA FASO

French soldier dies in helicopter accident in Burkina Faso

A French special forces commando has died in Burkina Faso during a training flight, the French defence ministry announced Sunday.


French press review 08 October 2014

The French budget bust continues to make front-page news as a confrontation with the European Commission appears to be on the cards. And Nicolas Sarkozy faces yet more corruption accusations.

The château of Montbéliard
02/10/2014 - France - Switzerland

Five Swiss die in French helicopter crash

Five people died and two more were injured when a helicopter crashed in the garden of a house near the Swiss border on Thursday morning.

The European consortium is based near Toulouse in France
13/05/2014 - France

Airbus profits leap

Airbus Group on Tuesday reported that it had almost doubled its quarterly net profit, after a rise in sales driven by helicopters.

Rescue workers search for the bodies in the Dordogne river
23/12/2013 - France - China

Bordeaux police search for Chinese billionaire's body after helicopter crash

The crashed helicopter that was carrying Chinese billionaire Lam Kok is to be fished out of the Bordeaux river where it has been lying since Friday, French police said on Monday.
Chinese billionaire Lam Kok and vineyard owner James Grégoire celebrating the sale on 20 December.
21/12/2013 - France - China

Chinese billionaire feared dead in French helicopter crash

A Chinese billionaire and his 12-year old son are among four people feared dead when their helicopter crashed into a river near a French vineyard he had just bought.

Mount Everest.
28/10/2013 - France - Nepal

Frenchman becomes first disabled person to skydive onto Everest

A French man with multiple sclerosis became the first disabled person to skydive onto Mount Everest on Sunday.

12/01/2013 - France - Mali

France suffers first loss in Mali air strikes

France has its first soldier in the offensive against Mali’s Islamist rebels – a helicopter pilot was injured and later died as French military gave aerial support to the Malian ...

African press review 31 October 2012

The Kigali High Court sentences an opposition party leader to eight years in jail. Kagame tells African leaders to work for the people and gives his analysis of the DRC's failings.

African press review 2 October 2012

The latest developments in Kismayo in Somalia and fake mobile phones in Kenya are among the stories covered in today's African papers..