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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 ...

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.

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.