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25/07/2015

African press review 25 July 2015

Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has received the country’s most famous son, US President Barack Obama. 'The prodigal son' has returned.

Smoke billows out of the LyondellBasell plant on Tuesday morning
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

France opens inquiry into fuel plant fires amid arson fears

French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into fires, which may have been started deliberately, at a petrochemical plant in the south of the country.
One of the fires at the petrochemical facility owned by American firm LyondellBasell at the refineries around the Etang de Berre, near Marseille,
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

French chemical plant blaze may have been deliberate

French investigators believe two fires that closed a chemical plant in the south of the country on Tuesday may have been started deliberately.
French President François Hollande arrives in Luanda, 2 July 2015
03/07/2015 - ANGOLA - FRANCE

Hollande praises Angola's stability on business-centred visit

French President François Hollande praised Angola as a force for stability in Africa during a visit to the oil-rich country on Friday.
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.
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