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18/10/2014

French press review 18 October 2014

The French press looks to Africa today. There’s a glimmer of hope about the fate of Nigeria’s kidnapped schoolgirls and its fight with Ebola is praised.
Residents of Hervé Gourdel's village, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, pay tribute to him after his murder
03/10/2014 - France - Algeria- Syria - Iraq

Algeria hunts 15 jihadists for Frenchman’s beheading

Algeria has issued arrest warrants for 15 suspects in the kidnapping and beheading of French tourist Hervé Gourdel on terrorism, kidnapping and murder charges.
French Muslims pay tribute to Hervé Gourdel after his murder
01/10/2014 - France - Algeria- Syria - Iraq

Algeria identifies some of French hiker’s Islamist murderers

Algerian authorities say they have identified some of the kidnappers of French tourist Hervé Gourdel and have vowed to track them down and identify the rest.
23/09/2014

African press review 23 September 2014

The "Islamic State" armed group, which now controls part of Iraq and Syria, is making quite a few front pages this morning, following its call for the murder of nationals of countries ...
23/09/2014

French press review 23 September 2014

Two very different types of menace dominate this morning's front pages. You can take your pick between global warming and Islamic State (IS) terrorism.

A still from the Jund al-Khilafa video announcing the capture of Hervé Pierre Gourdel
23/09/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

France to continue Iraq air strikes despite Frenchman’s kidnapping in Algeria

France will not stop its air strikes on the Islamic State armed group or negotiate with the Algerian Islamists who threatened to kill French hostage Hervé Pierre Gourdel

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.
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