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Syrian asylum seekers remove placards from a footbridge after a demonstration at the ferry terminal in Calais, 4 October, 2013
18/10/2013 - Report: France

'I want to live like a human being' - Eritrean, Syrian refugees caught in Calais

Currently witnessing an influx of Syrians and Eritreans, Calais has been a point of passage for refugees bound for Britain since the 1990s.
School students protest at Paris's Place de la Nation on Thursday
17/10/2013 - France

Paris school students protest after Kosovo Roma girl's deportation

Police fired teargas in Paris Thursday after clashes at a school students' protest against the deportation of a 15-year-old Roma from Kosovo and a 19-year-old Armenian.

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls
16/10/2013 - France - Kosovo

France's Socialists fall out after 15-year-old Roma girl grabbed from school bus

France's ruling Socialist Party has been plunged into a public row over the deportation of a 15-year-old Roma girl to Kosovo.

Marine Le Pen in Marseille last month
16/10/2013 - Interview: France

EU will collapse like Soviet Union, far-right leader Le Pen tells RFI

The EU “will collapse as the Soviet Union collapsed”, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has told RFI.
François Hollande visits Nelson Mandela's former house in Soweto
15/10/2013 - France - South Africa

Hollande pays 'very emotional' visit to Mandela's old Soweto home

French President François Hollande described as "very emotional" a visit on Tuesday to the small Soweto house where South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela lived before ...
Workers from the Médecins du Monde NGO visit a Roma camp near Paris
30/09/2013 - France - Romania - Bulgaria

France opposes Romania, Bulgaria joining Schengen

France is standing firm in its opposition to Romania and Bulgaria joining the Schengen group of nations, Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday.
Eoma living in tents after being thrown ouf of a camp at Villeneuve-d'Ascq, near Lille, in 2012
26/09/2013 - France

French Socialist government's Roma policy under fire from EU

The European Union (EU) has slammed France's policy towards Roma migrants, repeating criticisms made against right-wing former president Nicolas Sarkozy's government.
Lawyers protesting what they call "justice behind bars"
24/09/2013 - Report: France

Planned immigration courts at Paris airport anger lawyers, rights groups

Lawyers and immigrants' rights activists are up in arms about new immigration courts due to open this year near detention centres at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport.
Is Martin Luther King a hero in Africa?
28/08/2013 - African news explained

Is Martin Luther King a hero in Africa?

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech. His legacy and contribution to the civil rights movement is being celebrated across the United States.
Police on the streets of Trappes in July
27/08/2013 - France

Alleged Islamophobe attack victim attempts suicide

A 16-year-old girl who claimed to have suffered an Islamophobic attack in the tense French town of Trappes this month was set to undergo surgery on Tuesday after trying to commit suicide.