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29/09/2014

African press review 29 September 2014

Kenya celebrates Dennis Kimetto's Berlin marathon triumph and in South Africa there's speculation about Jacob Zuma's future - some of the stories in today's African papers...

Algerian military vehicles near Ait Ouabane, where Hervé Gourdel was captured
25/09/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Niger - Côte d'Ivoire

Algeria tracks French hostage’s killers, Africans condemn jihadist murder

Algeria has mobilised 3,000 troops to find the body of murdered French hostage Hervé Gourdel and wipe out the Islamist armed group that killed him.

French citizen Hervé Gourdel who was murdered by Jund al-Khilafa
25/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France outraged by Algerian jihadists’ murder of French hiker, Iraq airstrikes continue

President François Hollande has called a crisis meeting of the French government on Thursday after the decapitation of French hostage Hervé Gourdel by Algerian jihadist, linked to the ...
A still from the Jund al-Khilafa video announcing the capture of Hervé Pierre Gourdel
23/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France to continue Iraq air strikes despite Frenchman’s kidnapping in Algeria

France will not stop its air strikes on the Islamic State armed group or negotiate with the Algerian Islamists who threatened to kill French hostage Hervé Pierre Gourdel

A still from the video purporting to show  the Islamic State's murder of British aid worker David Haines
14/09/2014 - France - Iraq

France condemns ‘abhorrent’ Haines murder ahead of Paris Iraq conference

France on Sunday condemned the “abhorrent murder” of British aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State (IS) fundamentalist armed group.
Mehdi Nemmouche
06/09/2014 - France - Belgium - Syria

Ex French hostage says Jewish museum killings suspect was his jailer

A freed French hostage has said the suspected gunman behind the deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May was among his Islamic extremist captors in Syria.

Journalist James Foley in Tripoli on May 18, 2011. He was kidnapped on November 22, 2012.
21/08/2014 - France

French journalist might know identity of James Foley killer

French journalist Didier François said on Wednesday that he might know who killed the journalist James Foley.
Serge Lazarevic in the video aired by Alaan TV
04/06/2014 - France - Mali

Last French hostage appears in Al-Qaeda video

The last French hostage still in captivity has appeared in a video aired by an Arabic television channel.
Prime Minister Moussa Mara , Kidal, 17 may 2014.
19/05/2014 - France - Mali

France calls for release of Mali hostages

French president François Hollande called on Monday for the "immediate and unconditional release of Kidal's administrator and the hostages" after Saturday's deadly clashes between ...
The entrance to Fleury-Mérogis prison, near Paris, the biggest in Europe
06/05/2014 - France

Prison wardens picket France's overcowded, understaffed jails

French prison wardens picketed three-quarters of the country’s jails on Tuesday during a day of industrial action to protest at security in the overcrowded penitentiary system.
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