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Victor Muhammadu Buhari to be sworn in an Nigerian president
28/05/2015 - Nigeria

Buhari-mania sweeps Nigeria but new president faces tough challenges

Muhammadu Buhari, the former military leader who won a resounding victory in Nigeria’s historic elections in February, will be sworn in as president on Friday.
Surveying the damage after a deadly suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia, 22 May 2015.
23/05/2015 - MIDDLE EAST

Islamic State armed group advances reflect regional and propaganda strategy

The Islamic State armed group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia on Friday.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in propanda video
21/05/2015 - Africa

Nigerian intelligence chief calls for untangling of Boko Haram funding

Nigeria’s Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) is urging banks to do more to understand who is behind Boko Haram.
Luz on the march in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo killings
19/05/2015 - FRANCE

Top cartoonist Luz quits Charlie Hebdo

The cartoonist who drew the front-page cartoon of the prophet Mohammed for Charlie Hebdo after the massacre of its editorial team is to leave the French satirical paper.
Members of the CMA, the Coordination of Azawad Movements gather in Algiers during  a preliminary peace agreement, 14 May 2015
15/05/2015 - France-Mali-Algeria

Mali signs half-baked peace deal without main ingredients: Tuareg rebels

Mali's government and allied fighters signed a long-awaited peace deal on Friday in a ceremony attended by numerous heads-of-state but boycotted by the country's main Tuareg-led rebel groups.
Zineb El Rhazoui at the funeral of Charb, the Charlie Hebdo boss killed during the January attacks
15/05/2015 - France- Morocco

Charlie Hebdo takes disciplinary action against Moroccan journalist

The French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has started disciplinary proceedings against an outspoken Moroccan-born woman journalist, amid a row over how the paper is run following January's murderous ...
Bilal Agh Cherif, secretary general of The Coordination of the Movements of Azawad (CMA), signs a preliminary peace agreement in Algiers, 14 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - Mali - France - ALGERIE

France’s Hollande welcomes Tuareg rebels initial Mali peace deal

French President François Hollande welcomed on Thursday Mali’s main Tuareg-led rebel alliance initialling a peace document and signing a comprehensive agreement in Algiers.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, 3 novembre 2014
06/05/2015 - Lebanon - Syria

Hezbollah Qalamun offensive could plunge Lebanon into spiral of violence, analyst

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, has vowed to oust Syrian opposition fighters from a mountainous region on the border with his country.
Minusma troops have also been targeted by Tuareg rebels in Timbuktu
04/05/2015 - Mali

Ceasefire violations in Mali threaten peace deal

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is calling on warring parties in northern Mali to sign a long-awaited peace deal.
03/05/2015

French weekly magazines review 3 May 2015

Is “money curse” haunting UMP leader and ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy?
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