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Members of Jabhat al-Nusra in Aleppo
03/09/2014 - France - Syria - Turkey

French mother brings home daughter taken by alleged Syria jihad father

A young mother returned to France early Wednesday with her two-year-old daughter, who had been taken to Turkey by her father, suspected of trying to join jihadi groups fighting in Syria.

André Bamberski at Krombach's trial
18/06/2014 - France - Germany

French father found guilty of kidnapping German suspected of killing daughter

A Frenchman who organised the kidnapping of the man he held responsible for his daughter’s death so that he could be jailed in France was given a one-year suspended sentence by an Alsace court ...
French President Francois Hollande (C) poses for a familly photo with  Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, African leaders and EU representatives, May 17, 2014.
17/05/2014 - France-Nigeria

Global strategy against Boko Haram adopted at Paris security summit

African and Western leaders agreed on Saturday to combine their intelligence information and defence mechanisms in a bid to reduce the security risk posed by Boko Haram.

African press review 16 May 2014

The extension of emergency laws in Nigerian states facing Boko Haram insurgency dominates comments in the African press today.


African press review 15 May 2014

Strikers' show of force in South Africa, Boko Haram extremists' abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria and a controversial HIV/Aids Prevention programme in Uganda are all topics in today's ...

African press review 14 May 2014

SA’s next government will face economic challenges. Jonathan extends emergency rule in three Nigerian states as parents identify some of the kidnapped schoolgirls.

African press review 13 May 2014

Violence flares up in the South African platinum sector, South Sudan likely to postpone next year's scheduled presidential election and the ongoing power struggle in Harare are all topics in today's ...

French press review 13 May 2014

Nigeria and Boko Haram, federalisation of Ukraine and Chinese policemen in Paris dominate the front page stories of French dailies.


African press review 12 May 2014

There's confusion over the whereabouts of the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. SA's Democratic Alliance has parliamentary personnel problems. China is set to make tracks in east Africa.