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French press review 7 August 2014

Illegal immigration, the former French President and jobs - or lack thereof - are making headlines in France.


French press review 31 July 2014

Today's papers are looking in dismay at Libya and Russia and the French commemorate historic socialist leader Jean Jaurès today.

Dejvid Nikolic, photo taken by French army
17/07/2014 - France - Mali

Belmokhtar's jihadis say they killed French soldier in Mali

A jihadist movement led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who is linked to Al Qaeda, has reportedly claimed responsibility for the death of a French soldier in Mali.


French press review 25 June 2014

The case of a paraplegic man is taken to the European human rights court. Islamist violence in Syria spills over into Iraq ...

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and President François Hollande with troops in CAR
08/05/2014 - France - Mali - Niger - Chad

France to deploy 3,000 troops in Sahel

France is to deploy 3,000 troops in the Sahel, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.


French press review 29 April 2014

Alstom, the Pacific Basin and Kadhafi's son Saif's trial are among the subjects in today's French papers ..

Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of ...

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship
18/03/2014 - African news explained

US Navy Seals take control of rogue Libya oil ship

US Navy Seals have boarded and taken control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a Libyan port held by militias in the east of the country and escaped to sea.

Benghazi residents flee fighting between the army and Islamists in the Ansar al-Sharia militia last year
02/03/2014 - Libya - France

French engineer shot dead in Libya, hospital

A French engineer has been shot dead in the Libyan city of Benghazi, hospital sources said Sunday.

Niger calls for international intervention in Libya
06/02/2014 - African news explained

Niger calls for international intervention in Libya

Niger is calling for Western intervention to eradicate a growing threat from radical Islamist fighters in Libya.