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Aurore Gros-Coissy escorted by police as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Port Louis, 30 January 2015.
26/11/2015 - FRANCE-mauritius

Mauritius releases French woman in drug smuggling case

The Mauritian justice overturned on Wednesday the conviction of a French woman sentenced to 20 years imprisonment over drug smuggling.

26/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso elections: A new constitution, judiciary to deal with Compaore, says presidential candidate Diabre

Presidential election frontrunner Zephirin Diabre addressed a campaign rally in Ouagadougou on Wednesday attended by some 10,000 supporters ahead of Burkina Faso’s landmark polls.
A French police officer patrols Paris's Trocadéro area on 22 November, 2015
24/11/2015 - FRANCE-BELGIUM

French, Belgian authorities pursue new leads in Paris attacks

French police are examining a suspected suicide belt, 11 days after the terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in the capital.
Migrants queue as volunteers distribute sleeping bags in the makeshift camp in Calais, 16 October 2015.
24/11/2015 - FRANCE

Court gives French government a week to clean up Calais camp

France’s Council of State ordered on Monday authorities to clean up the migrant camp in Calais known as the Jungle, where thousands of people are currently living in unsanitary conditions.
Pascal Fauret and co-pilot Bruno Odos, Santo Domingo, 15 August 2015.
23/11/2015 - FRANCE

Dominican Republic orders arrests of more French nationals in ‘Air Cocaine’ case

The Dominican Republic issued an arrest warrant on Sunday against three French nationals.
Police forces in front of the Radio publique africaine (RPA) in Bujumbura on 26 April 2015
16/11/2015 - BURUNDI

Judge in Bujumbura calls media director to court

The director of the last independent media group in Burundi was called in front of a judge on Monday morning. Short afterwards Antoine Kaburahe left a free man.
Claude Guéant leaving the tribunal in Paris on 13 November 2015
13/11/2015 - FRANCE

Former French interior minister sentenced in cash trial

A court in Paris has given Claude Gueant, a close aide of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, a two-year suspended jail sentence and fined 75,000 euros for his role in misusing public funds at ...

African press review 12 November 2015

Nigeria's cabinet finally revealed with some surprises, the migrant crisis issue in Malta as EU and African leaders meet, and South Africa's latest corruption scandal are in today's African ...
A file photo shows a man looking closely at the door with the message "Omar m'a tuer" (Omar killed me) in the courtroom in Nice, January 31, 1994.
06/11/2015 - France

New DNA could unlock one of France's most famous murder mysteries

The case of Omar Raddad, an illiterate Moroccan gardner convicted of killing his wealthy employer in 1991, could be reopened after new DNA strands were discovered at the scene of the crime in Mougins near Nice.

Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema (C) leaves the court house in Versailles, near Paris, on November 5, 2015
06/11/2015 - France-Spain

Blackmail scandal: Benzema returns to Madrid, protests his innocence

Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema returned to Madrid on Thursday after he was charged for complicity in blackmailing his fellow team mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.