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Asian Football Confederation (AFC) head Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa arrives for a meeting with the FIFA task force in Doha February 24, 2015.
31/12/2015 - Football

Sheikh Salman wants to split Fifa in two

Fifa presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa has revealed he wants to separate world football's governing body into two entities.
17/12/2015 - Burundi

International community must take immediate action to prevent escalation of Burundi crisis: UN human rights body

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday made an urgent plea to take action on the crisis in Burundi, less than a week after attacks in Bujumbura, where at least 89 people were killed.
30/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso elections

Burkina Faso concludes well organised elections despite minor logistical problems

Turnout was high in Burkina Faso’s landmark elections on Sunday, according to the electoral commission.
Gabon's President Ali Bongo with France's François Hollande in September 2015
12/11/2015 - FRANCE - GABON

French court allows viewing of Gabon President Ali Bongo's birth certificate

A French court has allowed details of the birth certificate of Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba to be seen by another member of the family of former president Omar Bongo Ondimba.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete and Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, Washington DC, August 2014.
12/11/2015 - Burundi

Kenya sends envoy to meet Burundi government and opposition

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a special envoy to Burundi to meet with the government and opposition leaders to discuss the ongoing crisis.

French press review 7 November 2015

Ebola-free Sierra Leone not off the hook as trauma lives on; France orders major border controls for COP 21 summit, but experts warn of encroachments on Schengen treaty; And Aung San Suu Kyi's hour ...

French press review 6 November 2015

Western countries spark diplomatic clash with Russia and Egypt after linking Sinai aircrash to a terrorist attack; EU Commission adopts conciliatory tone in a forecast of France's inability to meet ...

French press review 5 November 2015

President Hollande faces media storm for shelving reform agenda on election eve; And Real Madrid star Karim Benzema spends night in police custody over his role in Valbuena blackmail sex tapes.


French press review 4 November 2015

Conservative press dismises government labour reforms as sick joke; brand President Francois Hollande as "Copernican revolutionary".

French press review 29 October 2015

Austria opens deep fracture in the EU's Schengen treaty; Iran's rehabilitation as a partner in the Syrian crisis forces France to reshuffle her cards; Fertility problems put China on the verge of ...