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French ex-prostitute in protest to force government to make clients pay fines
13/10/2014 - On-the-spot France

French ex-prostitute in protest to force government to make clients pay fines

A former French sex worker has just completed a 800-km march across France pushing for the government to deliver on its promise to fine prostitutes' clients.
Rosen Hicher (L) is greeted by Women's Rights Minister Pascale Boistard on arrival in Paris
12/10/2014 - Report: France

French ex-prostitute ends long march to support fines for clients

A former sex worker on Sunday finished an 800-kilometre hike to Paris in an effort to persuade the French Senate to endorse a bill that would fine prostitutes’ clients.
Femen activists on Moulin Rouge roof, Paris, 6 Oct.
07/10/2014 - France

Topless Femen protestors climb Moulin Rouge in Paris

Two Femen activisits staged a topless protest on the roof of the world-famous Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris on Monday.


African press review 12 September 2014

There are fears of a new Boko Haram attack in northern Nigeria. Ebola fears spread in Nigeria, while kenya keeps its travel ban.

French press review 12 July 2014

Israeli mobilization to intensify airstrikes on Gaza attracts a flurry of reactions from the main national dailies.
Prostitutes in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris
18/06/2014 - France - EU

France refuses EU order to include drugs, prostitution in GDP figures

France is refusing to comply with a European Union demand to include proceeds from the drug trade and prostitution in its gross domestic product (GDP) figures.
Don't say "DSK" - Strauss-Kahn is taking legal action over use of his initials in a dubious enterprise
30/04/2014 - France - Belgium

Strauss-Kahn to sue pimp over 'DSK' brothel

Disgraced IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is embroiled in a new sex-related legal case.
Franck Ribéry (L) Karim Benzema (R)
30/01/2014 - France

Ribery, Benzema sex case charges dropped

A Paris court on Thursday dropped the case against French footballers Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery, who had both been accused of having sex with an underage prostitute.


African press review 24 January 2014

SA businesses are worried about striking miners. The rich get richer and it could mean trouble, Davos organisers warn. The Mandela-ear rabbit may find a new home.
Zahia Dehar launches a lingerie boutique
20/01/2014 - France

Ribéry, Benzema face underage prostitution trial in Paris

Two French football stars go on trial in Paris on Monday for using the services of an underage prostitute.