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The port at Le Havre
16/12/2014 - France

Police shoot knife-wielding man dead in French Channel port

French police shot dead a man in the Channel port of Le Havre on Monday night. He had attacked and stabbed him 22 times, they say.

Video screenshot of two of the kidnappes of Hervé Gourdel.
27/11/2014 - Algeria - France

Algerian army claims one of French hiker’s murderers killed

The Algerian army has killed one of the jihadist kidnappers responsible for the beheading of French hiker, Hervé Gourdel.
Hand grenades and other items are displayed by police after a raid at a mosque in Mombasa on 17 November, 2014
19/11/2014 - Report: Kenya

Three killed by gang in Mombasa

At least three people have been killed by a gang of youths in the Kenyan city of Mombasa. The murders are said to be revenge following police raids on two mosques on Monday.
Maxime Hauchard in an IS video
19/11/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

Second French national identified in IS execution video

A second Frenchman has been identified as one of the executioners featured in a video of the killing of 18 Syrian soldiers and US aid worker Peter Kassig by the Islamic State (IS) armed group.

Soldiers and bystanders examine the remains of a car that exploded in Mogadishu on Sunday
19/11/2014 - Report: Somalia

Somali broadcast journalist murdered

In Somalia gunmen have shot dead a journalist with Radio Daljir in the central Somali town of Galkayo.

African press review 14 November 2014

There’s jubilation in Mubi as it is recaptured from Boko Haram. Ebola drugs are to be tested in west Africa. A South African killer’s trial has been postponed 30 times.
The interior of the prison at Bourg-en-Bresse, central France
13/11/2014 - France

European rights court backs France’s whole-life sentences

France has the right to pass whole-life sentences, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday,

Nabilla Benattia with Thomas Vergara on television last year
09/11/2014 - France

French reality TV star held on suspicion of stabbing boyfriend

A French reality TV star has being investigated for the attempted murder of her boyfriend after he was found with several knife-wounds in his chest in a hotel near Paris.

African press review 30 October 2014

Burkina Faso’s MPs face a historic vote. Zambia buries its former president. Egypt and Sudan fall out over a dam. Press freedom takes a hit in Egypt but it’s even worse in Eritrea.

African press review 29 October 2014

Burkina Faso is shaken by protests. The US warns of jihadist threats In Egypt. There's dissatisfaction with South Africa's medium-term budget.