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Kenyan police inspect the scene after the attack by gunmen in a Mombasa church
24/03/2014 - Report: Kenya

Gunmen kill six during church service in Kenya

At least six people were killed and scores injured when three gunmen burst into a church on Sunday in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa and opened fire on worshippers.

Cardinal Peter Turkson gestures during a news conference at the Vatican, March 17, 2014.
23/03/2014 - South Sudan - Central African Republic - Nigeria - Ghana

Have hope in nation building, cardinal tells South Sudan

In an exclusive interview with RFI, an influential African cardinal has urged South Sudan to work hard towards nation building despite recent violent conflict.

UN Rapporteur says much more to be done on human rights in Myanmar
18/03/2014 - World news explained

UN Rapporteur says much more to be done on human rights in Myanmar

The United Nations special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has presented his final report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Jihadis fighting at Aleppo airport
14/03/2014 - France - Syria - Spain - Morocco

France detains seven in crackdown on Syria jihadi networks

Four men and three women have been arrested in France suspected of helping aspiring jihadis, some of them teenagers, to go to fight against Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

François Hollande meets French troops at Mpoko military base in the CAR capital, Bangui
11/03/2014 - France - Mali - Central African Republic

Al Qaida-linked website calls for Hollande's assassination

An Al Qaida-linked website has called for the assassination of President François Hollande and French soldiers because of France's military interventions in Mali and the Central African ...

François Hollande addresses members of the Asian community to mark the festivities of the Lunar New Year on Monday
18/02/2014 - France

Far right slams Hollande tribute to Muslim World War I dead

France's far right is up in arms over President François Hollande's participation in a ceremony honouring Muslims who fought for France during World War I.

Cartoonist Charb, publishing director of Charlie Hebdo, in 2012
17/02/2014 - France

Muslims sue satirical paper for blasphemy, MP for hate speech

French Muslims are taking satirical paper Charlie Hebdo to court for blasphemy over a front page insulting the Koran.

UNESCO says the Tomb of Askia in Gao is in a poor state of disrepair.
16/02/2014 - Mali

Race to repair Malian heritage site before rainy season

The United Nation’s cultural agency UNESCO has told RFI of an urgent need to preserve the Tomb of Askia in northern Mali before the rainy season starts in June.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian with CAR Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza in Mbaiki
13/02/2014 - CAR - France

France to send no more troops to CAR as 'catastrophe' looms

The Central African Republic (CAR) is facing "a humanitarian catastrophe of unspeakable proportions", a top UN official has said after visiting the country.

10/02/2014

African press review 10 February 2014

The headlines on the front page of South African financial paper, BusinessDay, would leave you wondering just where the country is headed . . .

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