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Pope Francis celebrates mass for the victims of the Armenian genocide on 12 April 2015
12/04/2015 - Turkey - Armenia - Vatican

Armenians welcome Pope's genocide statement, Turkey protests

Turkey summoned the Vatican ambassador to Ankara on Sunday after Pope Francis used the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces during World War I.

French weekly magazines review 12 April 2015

Mixed reactions to the recently signed nuclear deal with Iran, a profile of the most influential man in France, a warning about the dangers posed by robots and the challenges facing Nigeria's newly ...
A candle-light vigil in Nairobi's Uhuru Park for Garissa victims
09/04/2015 - Kenya

In Kenya, fear and trauma haunt Garissa attack survivors

Hundreds of Kenyan students who survived the University of Garissa attack at the week-end are expected to pursue their studies.
An Islamic State militant carries the armed group's flag on the streets of Raqqa, Syria, 29 June 2014
07/04/2015 - South Africa - ISIS

Should South Africa act against ISIS radicalisation, or is Cape Town teenager an isolated incident?

South African authorities must act to stop the further radicalisation of young people, a leading analyst told RFI on Tuesday after a 15-year-old girl was intercepted and stopped from joining the ...

French press review 7 April 2015

French Muslim leaders terrify the far-right with a proposal to build 2,000 mosques by 2017.
Front National vice-president Florian Philippot
06/04/2015 - FRANCE

'There are enough mosques' in France, says Front National vice-president

France does not need more mosques because “100 per cent of places of radicalisation are mosques", Florian Philippot, the vice-president of the far-right Front National party, has told ...

French press review 4 April 2015

Al-Shebab's anti-Christian barbarism unleashed on Kenya and Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran grab front-page attention of French press.
Amar Lasfar, president of the UOIF
03/04/2015 - FRANCE

French Muslim leaders call for more mosques

The head of the French Council of the Muslim Faith has called for double the number of mosques in the country in the next two years.

Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari
01/04/2015 - Nigeria

Buhari victory in Nigeria boosts hopes of Boko Haram defeat

As opposition supporters celebrated Muhammadu Buhari’s election as Nigerian president on Wednesday, questions were being raised about the former general’s strategy for defeating the ...
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has warned of sectarian tensions in the run-up to the referendum
30/03/2015 - Tanzania

Fears of delays, sectarian violence as Tanzania prepares referendum

Tanzania’s referendum on a new constitution could be delayed due to debate over Islamic courts and practical difficulties, analysts warn, with fears of sectarian violence as President Jakaya ...