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Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, a leader of the Yemeni branch of al Qaeda (AQAP) in a still from a social media website, which purports to show Al Qaeda in Yemen claiming responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack
31/01/2015 - France - Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen declares France enemy number one

The spiritual leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) says France has become the top enemy of Islam.

African press review 30 January 2015

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Pallbearers carry the coffin of late satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Bernard Verlhac, known as Tignous
16/01/2015 - France

Five Charlie Hebdo victims buried in France

Five victims of last week’s Charlie Hebdo killings were buried on Tuesday, including two of the satirical paper's best-known cartoonists, Georges Wolinski, and Bernard "Tignous" ...
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims the network's global leader Ayman Al Zawahri ordered the Charlie Hebdo attack.
14/01/2015 - France - Yemen

Al-Qaeda in Yemen claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack

The Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed it planned and financed last week's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in a video posted online on Wednesday.

Dieudonné, lors d'une conférence de presse à Paris, le 11 janvier 2014.
13/01/2015 - France

Comic Dieudonné to be sued for Charlie Hebdo gag

French prosecutors said Monday they were investigating controversial French comedian Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala for "defending terrorism" after he posted a Facebook comment ...
A French police officer places flowers outside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket near Porte de Vincennes
11/01/2015 - France

Muslim worker saved kosher store hostages, cop’s family slams Islamophobia, anti-Semitism

A Muslim employee saved the lives of hostages at the Paris kosher supermarket taken over by armed Islamist Amedy Coulibaly on Friday.
Paris's Arc de Triomphe declares solidarity with Charlie Hebdo.
10/01/2015 - Analysis: France

How will the Charlie Hebdo attacks change France?

On Friday evening Chérif Kouachi, Saïd Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly achieved the martyrdom they aspired to after having imposed the same fate on 17 people who had no wish to die.
Hayat Boumeddiene (L) and Amedy  Coulibaly
10/01/2015 - France

Hundreds of French police search for Paris jihadi gunman’s girlfriend

Hundreds of extra police were deployed around Paris on Saturday as they hunted for Hayat Boumeddiene, the girlfriend of Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four hostages in a kosher supermarket while Charlie ...
(L-R) Chérif Kouachi, Saïd Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly
10/01/2015 - France

Who were the Charlie Hebdo killers?

Two brothers wanted for Wednesday’s Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris were shot dead by elite French police on Friday, as was Amedy Koulibaly who had taken hostages in a kosher supermarket.
A police helicopter over Dammartin-en-Goële
09/01/2015 - France

Charlie Hebdo suspects take hostage in north-east France

The two suspected Charlie Hebdo killers on Friday morning took a hostage and holed up on an industrial estate after a car chase and exchange of fire with police in an area north-east of ...