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Total's oil exploration in Western Sahara illegal, says Sahrawis
09/06/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Total's oil exploration in Western Sahara illegal, says Sahrawis

In the Western Sahara, Total, the French oil and petroleum company, have returned to the occupied territory of the Western Sahara to look for oil through contracts signed with the Moroccan ...
Sudan President Omar al Bashir voting in Khartoum in April
03/06/2015 - Sudan

Sudanese president Bashir sworn in, promising change, raising doubts

Analysts doubt that Omar al-Bashir who was sworn in for a new presidential term on Tuesday will steer Sudan in a radical new direction.
Journalist Rafael Marques was sentenced in connection with "Blood Diamonds" book
29/05/2015 - Angola

Suspended jail sentence bolsters Angolan journalist's determination to carry on

A court in Angola has sentenced an award-winning Angolan journalist to a six-month suspended prison term.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in propanda video
21/05/2015 - Africa

Nigerian intelligence chief calls for untangling of Boko Haram funding

Nigeria’s Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) is urging banks to do more to understand who is behind Boko Haram.
'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.
John Kerry meeting GCC heads in September 2014
14/05/2015

Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in Camp David dominated by fears over Iran

US president Barack Obama met with leaders of the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council Thursday at Camp David.
French Minister of Finance Michel Sapin, Brussels, Belgium, 7 May 2015.
14/05/2015 - France- Europe

France outperforms with strongest growth in nearly two years

European Union data released on Wednesday shows a surprisingly strong performance in France as growth picked up to 0.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2015.

11/04/2015 - Nigeria

Allegations of voter intimidation in Rivers state as Nigeria votes in local elections

Nigerian voters go to polls on Saturday to elect state governors and local assemblies, weeks after the All Progressives Congress (APC) party scored the first ever opposition win in the presidential ...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov meet in Moscow on 7 April, 2015
07/04/2015 - Russia - China

Russia-China strategic alliance overshadows traditional mistrust, analyst tells RFI

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow to prepare a meeting between the presidents of the two countries in the beginning of May.
24/03/2015

French press review 24 March 2015

You might have thought the French papers would have gotten over Sunday's first round departmental elections . . . not a bit of it. Five dailies to hand, five views of a blighted political landscape .
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