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Béziers mayor Robert Ménard
06/05/2015 - FRANCE

French police question far-right mayor over counting Muslim pupils

French police questioned the far-right mayor of a southern French town on Wednesday after he said he had compiled a list of Muslim pupils in local schools.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) and Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve present the anti-racism plan in Créteil on Friday
17/04/2015 - FRANCE

France to devote 100 million euros to fight against anti-Semitism, racism

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Friday pledged 100 million euros to finance a plan to fight racism and anti-Semitism, three months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.
16/04/2015 - South Africa

Immigration controls tightened in wake of South Africa's xenophobic attacks

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday appealed for calm and for the attacks against immigrants to end.
Family feeling - Jean-Marie Le Pen (R) kisses his daughter Marine at the Front National's 1 May parade in 2013
10/04/2015 - FRANCE

Jean-Marie Le Pen vows to fight daughter Marine in Front National row

The founder of France's Front National (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, on Friday said he would defend himself and "probably attack" at a disciplinary hearing called by his own daughter, Marine

French soldiers from Operation Turquoise arriving at a village near Butare, 3 July 1994
08/04/2015 - France - Rwanda

France opens Rwanda genocide archives

The French government has decided to declassify archive documents relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Dark chocolate - vital for pastry modelling, claims baker Yannick Tavolaro
27/03/2015 - FRANCE

'Racist' cakes banned from French shop window

A court in southern France has banned the display of cupcakes sporting naked figures of a man and a woman in dark chocolate on the grounds that they are racist.
The contract for Dieudonné's show in Avignon has been cancelled by the venue's manager.
25/03/2015 - Culture/FRANCE

French court backs ban on Avignon show by controversial comedian Dieudonné

A show by controversial French comic Dieudonné will not open in the southern city of Avignon Saturday as scheduled after a court ruled that the venue's operator could cancel the lease.


French press review 6 March 2015

France’s ruling Socialists fear a drubbing in regional elections. The government promises to clean up the ghettos but doesn’t seem to have the money. Is gender parity in France improving?
Dieudonné M'Bala M'bala leaves the Paris court on Wednesday
05/03/2015 - France

Dieudonné DVD banned for anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial

A Paris court has banned the sale of a DVD of a show by controversial stand-up comedian Dieudonné on the grounds that it is anti-Semitic, condones the Holocaust and condones ...
Foreign nationals, specifically African migrants, working and living in towns and cities across South Africa are routinely targeted
05/03/2015 - Report: South Africa

Xenophobic attacks erupt in South Africa's Limpopo province

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa have moved to the north-eastern province of Limpopo.