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French soldiers in Chad's capital Ndjamena to take part in the Barkhane operation against Islamist militias in the Sahel
19/12/2014 - France

French military to be allowed to form professional associations, not unions

French soldiers’ rights campaigners have welcomed President François Hollande’s announcement Friday that they will be allowed to form professional associations, following a ruling ...
A worker in a laboratory of Sanofi, which now operates part of the Institut Mérieux.
17/12/2014 - France - Iraq

Iraqi man seeks compensation for deadly HIV-infected blood transfusions from France

Khalid al-Jabor, a 58-year-old retired civil servant, has been seeking compensation for his and 270 other families for deaths related to the use of infected blood imported by a French biological ...
Kamel Daoud, author of Meursault, contre-enquête
17/12/2014 - Algeria - France

Islamist calls for Algerian author Daoud to be executed for French TV remarks

A hardline Islamist preacher has called for Algeria’s Goncourt-shortlisted author Kamel Daoud to be executed for apostasy, following an appearance on French TV in which the writer called on the ...
Front National.leader Marine Le Pen
10/12/2014 - France - US

Le Pen denies defending torture, far-right MP says it can be courageous

The leader of France’s far-right Front National (FN), Marine Le Pen, on Wednesday denied that she had defended the use of torture when commenting on the US’s report on its use by the CIA.
10/12/2014

African press review 10 December 2014

Is Zimbabwe becoming a monarchy? Kenyan police deny running a murder programme as the country gets its own Patriot Act. Tutu will miss a Nobel peace get-together for health reasons.
A demonstration against Exhibit B in Saint Denis
07/12/2014 - France - United Kingdom - South Africa

French Exhibit B theatre defies anti-racist human zoo protests

The controversial performance installation Exhibit B is set to begin a seven-day run on Sunday in Paris’s Centquatre contemporary arts centre.
Somali pirates in 2010 in the Gulf of Aden
05/12/2014 - France - Somalia

European court orders France to compensate Somali pirates

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered France to pay a 10 Somali pirates compensation for failing to immediately present them to a judge after capturing them and bringing them to ...
The reenactment of the exhibition of the embalmed body of African-born philosopher Angelo Soliman in the Vienna Natural History Museum in the18th century
28/11/2014 - France - South Africa

Protesters stop Exhibit B ‘human zoo’ performance at Paris theatre

Protesters stopped the controversial Exhibit B performance at a Paris theatre on Thursday evening, accusing it of being racist and exploitative.
Hollande welcome Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the Elysée presidential palace
26/11/2014 - France - Egypt

Hollande calls for democratic transition in Egypt on Sisi Paris visit

French President François Hollande called on Egypt to pursue its “democratic transition” after lunching with Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday.
Basque lettering on a funerary stela
09/11/2014 - France

Thousands rally against closure of Basque school in south-west France

Over 5,000 people demonstrated against the closure of an infant school teaching the Basque language in the town of Ciboure in the French Basque country.
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