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African press review 19 January 2015

Kenyan teachers return to work after a court rules their strike illegal. A Liberian doctor battles Ebola. Military men squeeze out technocrats as leaders of African nations.

A demonstration in Port-au-Prince calls for President Michel Martelly to resign and eletions to be held
14/12/2014 - Haiti

Haiti’s prime minister resigns amid anti-government protests

Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has resigned after repeated anti-government protests and calls for him to quit. A man was shot dead as youths clashed with police on Saturday.

"The Crocodile" - Zimbabwe's nes first vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa
11/12/2014 - Report: Zimbabwe

Mugabe appoints new vice-presidents as Zanu-PF succession battle continues

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has ended weeks of speculation by naming his two new vice-presidents.
Venezuela's opposition leader Maria Corina Machado arrives to state prosecutor office in Caracas, 3 December 2014.
04/12/2014 - Venezuela

Venezuela opposition leader charged over conspiracy to kill president

A prominent Venezuelan opposition leader has been charged for her alleged involvement in an assasination plot against the country's President. Maria Corina Machado denies the accusations.

French President François Hollande and actress Julie Gayet
29/11/2014 - FRANCE

Pictures of Hollande and actress prompt presidential palace job transfers

Five members of the presidential staff are being transferred after photos were published of French President François Hollande with actress Julie Gayet inside the Elysee Palace, officials said ...
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy tipped to lead right-wing UMP party.
29/11/2014 - FRANCE

Sarkozy tipped to win leadership of French right political party

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Saturday tipped to win the leadership of the right-wing UMP in party elections against main rival Bruno Le Maire – a former minister and ...
Watch out François! French presidents can now be impeached ... but only for faults "manifestly incompatible" with the post
19/11/2014 - France

French presidents may now be impeached

French MPs can now impeach their president. France’s top constitutional body on Wednesday okayed a law that makes a US-style impeachment procedure possible.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika after being reelected in April
15/11/2014 - Algeria - France

Algerian President Bouteflika in French hospital again

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has left the private clinic in the southern French city of Grenoble where he has been treated since Thursday.
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy (R) with his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (C) and former president Jacques Chirac's wife Bernadette (L) at his rally on Friday
08/11/2014 - France

Former PM Fillon urged French presidency to speed up anti-Sarkozy legal action, report

Former prime minister François Fillon is lying when he denies having urged the French presidency to intervene in legal action against Nicolas Sarkozy, the president under whom he served and ...
Nicolas Sarkozy in September 2014.
01/11/2014 - FRANCE

Sarkozy's support wanes among French voters

Former president and future presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy is losing points among voters, and is seen as lacking in new solutions to France's problems.