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African press review 4 February 2016

Suspended South African Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says she's the victim of a witch hunt over her role in the 2012 Marikana massacre.
Going for seconds - lMF chief Christine Lagarde
22/01/2016 - FRANCE - World economy

France's Lagarde to run for second term as IMF chief

Christine Lagarde has announced that she will run for a second term as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), pointing out that France, Britain, Germany and China have backed her and seeming ...
Current IMF boss, Christine Lagarde
21/01/2016 - FRANCE - IMF

Will Lagarde apply for new term as IMF boss?

The IMF opens formal nominations for the next term of managing director later today, with incumbent Christine Lagarde seen as the leading candidate This despite possibly facing a trial in France.
IMF boss Christine Lagarde, seen in this file picture, faces trial for her role in the Bernard Tapie case.
18/12/2015 - France

French IMF chief to stand trial in Tapie affair

The International Monetary Fund IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been ordered to stand trial in France for her role in the Bernard Tapie case.

French press review 12 November 2015

Upcoming French regional elections causing political clashes and mergers, violence in refugee camps in Calais and unease within the French journalistic community are among the topics making the ...
Business as usual in Burundi, until the money runs out
03/11/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Business as usual in Burundi, until the money runs out

Burundi’s economy is being squeezed by a multitude of factors stemming from the ongoing political crisis, violence and human rights abuses sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s ...
Dominique Strauss-Kahn. File
16/10/2015 - France

Strauss-Kahn: prosecutor investigates over hedge fund failure

According to national public radio station France Inter, former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is under a preliminary investigation over fraud following the failure of a ...
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama speaks to RFI, 6 October 2015
06/10/2015 - Ghana

In lead-up to elections, Ghana's Mahama promises to continue fight against corruption

Ghana has bright economic prospects in the medium term and remains attractive to foreign investors.
Christine Lagarde on French TV, 13 September 2015
23/09/2015 - FRANCE- IMF

France to drop charges against IMF boss Lagarde

French prosecutors are to drop charges against IMF chief Christine Lagarde, accused of negligence when she was France's economy minister over a 403-million-euro payout to ex-Olympique Marseille boss ...

French press review 3 August 2015

The French press is excited by the prospect that an Ebola vaccine is within reach.