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Roadblocks in Bujumbura, Burundi, 15 May 2015.
15/05/2015 - Burundi

Bujumbura tense after Burundi coup plotters' arrest

Burundi’s capital Bujumbura remains tense on Friday after the authorities arrested a group of coup plotters.

General Godefroid Niyombare gives an address on 13 May
15/05/2015 - Burundi

Burundi coup leader on the run as Nkurunziza returns to Bujumbura

The leader of the failed military coup in Burundi was on the run on Friday morning after three of his fellow plotters were arrested. President Pierre Nkurunziza had returned to the capital


French press review 14 May 2015

Congo faces bankruptcy after an international court orders Brazzaville to pay a Franco-Lebanese tycoon 800 million euros.

French press review 13 May 2015

A Picasso goes for a whopping 179 million dollars (158 million euros) at a New York auction sale. Is the Cannes Film Festival turning into a "Promenade des Anglais"?

French press review 12 May 2015

The French press takes a look at the heavy toll of air polution in France: more than 16,000 lives lost and 48 billion euros every year.

French press review 11 May 2015

Can the smiling face of South Africa's "Obama" Mmusi Maimane draw blacks to the country's former "white" Democratic Alliance opposition party?
05/05/2015 - Burundi

Burundi court rules in favour of president's third term as judge flees in fear of his life

Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday ruled that President Pierre Nkurunziza could run for a controversial third term in office.
01/05/2015 - Burundi

Burundi’s army called on to protect protesters against ruling party youth wing, says civil society

At least seven people have died and 66 injured in nearly a week of clashes between police and demonstrators in Burundi, with many suffering gunshot wounds, according to the Burundian Red Cross.
Analysis: Burundi protests - the opposition, security forces and regional implications
28/04/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Analysis: Burundi protests - the opposition, security forces and regional implications

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza will not back down on his bid for a third term in office, despite three days of protests.
Nigeria goes to the polls
28/03/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Nigeria goes to the polls

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Nigerian presidential contenders.