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A placard calling for an end to abolition legislation for sex work at a demonstraion in Paris ahead of the Senate vote.
31/03/2015 - FRANCE

French sex workers fear Senate vote will push prostitution underground

After France’s right-wing-dominated Senate voted against a Socialist government proposal to punish clients of prostitutes, analysts and sex workers told RFI they fear prostitution will continue ...
Prostitutes demonstrate in Paris with the slogan "We want rights",  28 March 2015
31/03/2015 - France

French Senate tears up controversial prostitution law

The French Senate has scrapped key sections of a government-backed law on prostitution, restoring the offence of soliciting and rejecting the criminalisation of clients.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrives at the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Prosecutor calls for unconditional discharge for Strauss-Kahn in French pimping case

French public prosecutors have called for an unconditional discharge for former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the case of pimping brought against him in Lille, northern France.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces the cameras outside the court in Lille
17/02/2015 - France

Ex-prostitutes drop civil cases against Strauss-Kahn ahead of prosecution’s summing-up

Two ex-prostitutes yesterday dropped a civil suit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is standing trial for pimping in France, their lawyer said.
A Femen protester is dragged off after throwing herself at Stauss-Kahn's car when he arrived at the trial in Lille
10/02/2015 - France

Strauss-Kahn denies knowing women were prostitutes at French pimping trial

Former IMF director and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn denied knowing that women he had sex with at orgies in Paris, Lille and Washington DC were prostitutes and accused the ...
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.

12/09/2014

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.
12/07/2014

French press review 12 July 2014

Israeli mobilization to intensify airstrikes on Gaza attracts a flurry of reactions from the main national dailies.
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