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African press review 26 August 2015

The Kenyan press is dominated by the glittering achievements of the country’s athletes at the world athletics championship in Beijing.
France looks to horses to treat soldiers with PTSD
24/08/2015 - Spotlight on France

France looks to horses to treat soldiers with PTSD

As taboos break down around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the French military, doctors are looking to alternative treatments to address a problem that affects an increasing number of ...
Pro-Tobruk forces have waged a losing battle against the Islamic State armed group
17/08/2015 - Libya

Tobruk-based Libya government calls for airstrikes on IS-held city

The internationally recognised government of Libya is calling on Arab countries to bomb positions held by the Islamic State (IS) armed group on its soil.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari
14/08/2015 - Nigeria

US exporting arms to Nigeria despite 'ban'

Despite a much touted “ban” allegedly preventing the United States from exporting arms to the Nigerian forces, Pentagon records show the US Army is sending military equipment, including ...
Jean-Yves Le Drian, France's defence minister
25/07/2015 - EGYPT - FRANCE

French defence minister in Egypt after Rafale delivery

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian began a two-day visit to Cairo Saturday, days after France delivered the first three of 24 Rafale fighter jets sold to Egypt in a 5.2-billion-euro deal.
A Rafale at the Le Bourget Air Show 2015
20/07/2015 - EGYPT - FRANCE

France delivers three Rafale fighter-planes to Egypt

France's Dassault Aviation on Monday handed over three Rafale fighter jets to Egypt, the first sold abroad in the 14 years it has been building the versatile but hard-to-sell plane.

Paris prosecutor François Molins
17/07/2015 - France

Suspect in French terror plot had orders from IS group: Paris prosecutor

One of the three men suspected of planning an attack against a French military base had been asked by an Islamic State group militant in Syria to "strike" France, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Friday.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
16/07/2015 - France

Terrorist attack on French military base foiled

French security forces have thwarted a terrorist plot to decapitate a senior officer of a military base in southern France, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said late Wednesday.

Troops march down the Champs-Elysees avenue during the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris, France, July 14, 2015. In the background, the Arc de Triomphe.
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

Bastille Day parade unrolls under shadow of anti-terror fight

France’s annual Bastille Day military parade took place on Paris’s Avenue des Champs-Elysées on Tuesday morning.
Smoke billows out of the LyondellBasell plant on Tuesday morning
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

France opens inquiry into fuel plant fires amid arson fears

French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into fires, which may have been started deliberately, at a petrochemical plant in the south of the country.