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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.

French Press Review 01 Jan 2014

The papers are divided between those which look backwards to the mess that was 2013 and those looking forward to the mess that will be 2014.

Proposed law penalising prostitutes' clients divides opinion in France
03/12/2013 - On-the-spot France

Proposed law penalising prostitutes' clients divides opinion in France

French lawmakers are on Wednesday expected to vote in favour of a bill that penalises the clients of prostitutes.
A prostitute from Eastern Europe waits for customers along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice
29/11/2013 - France

French lawmakers vote to penalise prostitution clients

French lawmakers have adpoted a highly controversial part of a bill that fines the clients of prostitutes.