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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani meets Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, 25 January 2016.
25/01/2016 - Iran - Italy - France

Iran's Rouhani in Italy, France for first post-sanctions EU trip

Before arriving in France this week to sign business deals and repair a sometimes tense relationship, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is in Italy, the first stop in his first visit to Europe ...

African press review 25 January 2016

Dead millionaires, women fighting electoral fraud and parliamentary procrastination are all in today's press review, straight from Africa.

31/12/2015 - Nigeria - Renewable energy

Football pitch in Nigeria powered by kinetic energy: vanity project for oil multinational or future for renewables?

An innovative new football pitch in Lagos opened in December using power generated by the players running on special tiles that capture kinetic energy.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, 16 December 2015
22/12/2015 - FRANCE - RUSSIA

France, Russia to share military information on IS

France and Russia agreed on Monday night to share intelligence relating to the Islamic State armed group (IS) especially on foreign fighters having joined jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria.

Olivier Petitjean shows Engie across from the French Environment Ministry at La Defense
03/12/2015 - France - Cop21

Business role in climate negotiations welcomed by some, questioned by others

In recent years, businesses have been indirectly part of the United Nations climate change conferences as observers or lobbyists.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
01/12/2015 - Turkey - Russia

Turkey denies Russian claim It ships Islamic State oil

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called on Russia to reestablish dialogue instead of making "baseless accusations" that his country has been helping the Islamic State (IS) armed ...
03/11/2015 - Nigeria

Nigerian government failed to ensure Shell cleaned up Niger Delta oil spills: campaigners

Nigeria’s government is ultimately responsible for failing to hold oil multinational Shell accountable for failing to properly clean up oil spills in the Niger Delta region, according to ...
Rapper Luaty Beirao on hunger strike since September 21
14/10/2015 - ANGOLA

Activists call for release of Angolan hunger-strike rapper

The rapper Luaty Beirao is a key figure in Angola's opposition movement, and he has been on hunger strike for 25 days.
Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama speaks to RFI, 6 October 2015
06/10/2015 - Ghana

In lead-up to elections, Ghana's Mahama promises to continue fight against corruption

Ghana has bright economic prospects in the medium term and remains attractive to foreign investors.

African press review 3 September 2015

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has called time on the politics of rhetoric, Nigeria increases oil exports projecting shipments of 63 million barrels by October and a Ugandan business school ...