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Socialist activist and poet Shaimaa al-Sabbagh was taking flowers to the site of Tahrir Square killings when she was shot dead
03/07/2015 - Egypt

Coup, repression fail to stamp out Egyptian military's enemies

Friday 3 July marked the second anniversary of the military coup which toppled Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen leaves the courthouse in Nanterre on 12 June
02/07/2015 - FRANCE

French court orders Front National to reinstate Jean-Marie Le Pen

A French court has ordered the far-right Front National (FN) to reinstate its long-time leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was suspended from membership in a clash with his daughter, Marine, who now leads ...
French police take a woman and child out of the building where Salhi lived
01/07/2015 - France

French Syria jihadist admits to involvement in Lyon factory beheading

A French jihadist fighting in Syria has admitted to involvement in the attack on a chemical plant near Lyon during which Yassin Salhi beheaded his boss, according to his mother. 

Patriotic Front supporters cheer President Edgar Lungu's election victory
30/06/2015 - Zambia

Anti-graft campaigners urge appeal after ex-president acquitted

A court in Zambia acquitted on Monday ex-president Rupiah Banda, who had been accused of personally benefiting from an oil deal with Nigeria.
Burudians stand guard before a Bujumbura polling station
29/06/2015 - Burundi

Burundi polls open with grenade attack, boycott calls

Polling stations opened in Burundi on Monday with a grenade blast and electoral boycott calls, a stark reminder that the fractious elections are the latest round in a protest movement keen to prevent ...
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh
26/06/2015 - Gambia

Regime keen to make capital punishment easier

The opposition in Gambia are fighting government plans to make more crimes punishable by death. Under Gambian law, capital punishment can only be meted out to murderers who use violence or poison.
The streets of N'Djamena
25/06/2015 - CHAD - France

Chad claims deported RFI reporter was working illegally

Chad has claimed that it deported RFI reporter Laurent Correau for working illegally in the country, following protests by RFI management and condemnation by the French government.

Court sketch of Dominque Cottrez.
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

Frenchwoman on trial for murder of eight of her own babies

A 46-year-old French nurse who has confessed to murdering at least eight of her own babies went on trial in the northern French city of Lille on Thursday.
Wikileaks reveal at least three French presidents' phones were tapped
24/06/2015 - FRANCE

US spying on French presidents shows mistrust of 'allies', experts

Wikileaks' revelations that the US's NSA agency tapped the phones of three French presidents and other officials have sparked angry reactions in Paris.
Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement  fighters in the north-west Syrian city of Idlib in March
24/06/2015 - TURkey - SYRIa - IRAq - FRANCE

Turkey deports three French nationals for joining Syria jihad

French terror police were Wednesday questioning two women and a man who have been thrown out of Turkey after working with jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.