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Laurent-Désiré Kabila in 1997 in Kisangani
28/02/2015 - France - DRC - Belgium

Belgian businessman convicted in 14-year-old DRC murder mystery

A Belgian businessman has been sentenced to 20 years in jail in his absence for the murder in France of two Congolese in an apparent attempt to wipe out plotters of a coup against former president ...
Nemtsov's corpse on the bridge near St Basil’s Cathedral and the Kremlin where he was gunned down
28/02/2015 - France - Russia

Hollande condemns Nemtsov assassination

French President François Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Boris Nemtsov.
Georges Ibrahim Abdallah
27/02/2015 - France - Lebanon - Israel - Palestinian Territories

French court rules Lebanese left-winger Abdallah must stay in jail

A French court on Thursday rejected for the ninth time a request for the release of Lebanese pro-Palestinian left-winger, Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, who was jailed in France for 30 years for killing ...
Troops from the African force Amisom at the scene of an attack on Mogadishu airport in December
17/02/2015 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab claims drive-by shooting of four Somali officials in Mogadishu

In Somalia four civil servants were killed in a drive-by shooting on Monday. The deputy director of Mogadishu airport was among the dead.

Security forces outside the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli last month
17/02/2015 - Report: Italy - Libya

Italy closes Tripoli embassy as Libya marks four years without Kadhafi

Italy closed its embassy in Tripoli and evacuated its citizens as the conflict in the country worsens, as Libyans marked the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Moamer Kadhafi on ...
The families of the Copts demonstrate on Friday before their murder
16/02/2015 - France - Egypt - Libya

France, Egypt call for new measures against IS after Coptic beheadings video

France and Egypt on Monday called for the UN Security Council to meet to plan new measures against the Islamic State (IS) armed group as Cairo launched air strikes against the jihadists following the ...
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.
30/01/2015

African press review 30 January 2015

Will the AU join forces against Boko Haram? Why did Goodluck Jonathan get stoned? Why did Indonesia execute two Nigerians? Will Kenyan MPs be charged with murder?
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.

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