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Belgian police officers stand guard on a platform at the Thalys high-speed train terminal at Brussels Midi/Zuid railway station 22 August 2015.
30/08/2015 - FRANCE

France to tighten rail security as EU ministers meet after foiled train attack

Nine European interior ministers met in Paris on Saturday and agreed to enhance security measures for international rail transport.
Algerians celebrated 50 years of independence in 2012
21/08/2015 - Algeria

Ghost of French colonialism haunts education debate in Algeria

A proposal for changing the way school children in Algeria learn how to read and write has sparked a storm of protest, underscoring sensitivities about language half a century after independence from ...
20/08/2015 - Mauritania

Jailed Mauritanian anti-slavery activist to boycott court hearing

A former slave who stood for the presidency of Mauritania is due back in court Thursday.
Pro-Tobruk forces have waged a losing battle against the Islamic State armed group
17/08/2015 - Libya

Tobruk-based Libya government calls for airstrikes on IS-held city

The internationally recognised government of Libya is calling on Arab countries to bomb positions held by the Islamic State (IS) armed group on its soil.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
14/08/2015 - Nigeria

US exporting arms to Nigeria despite 'ban'

Despite a much touted “ban” allegedly preventing the United States from exporting arms to the Nigerian forces, Pentagon records show the US Army is sending military equipment, including ...
Omar Omsen, also known as Omar Diaby, was one of the main recruiters of French nationals to the jihadist fight in Syria
09/08/2015 - France-Syria

Notorious ISIS recruiter, Omar Omsen, dies in Syria

Franco-Senegalese jihadist, Omar Diaby, better known as Omar Omsen, has been killed in Syria, French media reported on Sunday.
Mali soldiers in training, 2015
08/08/2015 - Mali-France

12 dead, 7 arrested, after deadly siege in Mali ends

Malian special forces backed by French soldiers have ended the siege of a hotel in central Mali, freeing four hostages being held there by gunmen, according to officials.
French President Francois Hollande (L), Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (C) and Mexico's First Lady Angelica Rivera at the Bastille Day parade 14 July 2015
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

Charlie attacks, Africa interventions set grim mood for France's Bastille Day celebrations

The trauma of this year's Charlie Hebdo attacks and France's military presence in Africa overshadow the Bastille Day national holiday.
11/07/2015 - Nigeria

Dispelling the myths about Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigerian militant Boko Haram group has become a permanent fixture on the news, especially with the kidnap of the Chibok girls.
Forsane Alizza Mohamed Achamlane in Paris in 2012
10/07/2015 - FRANCE

French Islamist group leader jailed for nine years

The leader of a French Islamist group has been jailed for nine years for terrorism-related offences, although his group committed no attacks.
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