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French weekly magazines review

Rwanda’s standoff with France over genocide charges, the challenges facing France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls and a bestseller on the hidden life of Jesus hit the cover pages of the ...

Kenyan police inspect the scene after the attack by gunmen in a Mombasa church
24/03/2014 - Report: Kenya

Gunmen kill six during church service in Kenya

At least six people were killed and scores injured when three gunmen burst into a church on Sunday in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa and opened fire on worshippers.

Cardinal Peter Turkson gestures during a news conference at the Vatican, March 17, 2014.
23/03/2014 - South Sudan - Central African Republic - Nigeria - Ghana

Have hope in nation building, cardinal tells South Sudan

In an exclusive interview with RFI, an influential African cardinal has urged South Sudan to work hard towards nation building despite recent violent conflict.

French Catholics use social media to preach, organise
19/03/2014 - On-the-spot France

French Catholics use social media to preach, organise

Catholics around the world this week have been marking the first anniversary Pope Francis' election.

Jerome Kerviel
05/03/2014 - France - Vatican

Rogue trader Kerviel walks from Rome to Paris after meeting Pope

French rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel is walking from Rome to Paris after meeting Pope Francis on 19 February in a lone march against the "tyranny of the market".

Cartoonist Charb, publishing director of Charlie Hebdo, in 2012
17/02/2014 - France

Muslims sue satirical paper for blasphemy, MP for hate speech

French Muslims are taking satirical paper Charlie Hebdo to court for blasphemy over a front page insulting the Koran.


African press review 20 January 2014

A strike in the mining sector in South Africa, religious leaders support the anti-gay law in Nigeria and Kenyan Deputy President Ruto's ICC trial set to resume in The Hague dominate the front ...

Allegations against the Nigerian police in relation with the anti-gay law
20/01/2014 - African news explained

Allegations against the Nigerian police in relation with the anti-gay law

Canada has cancelled a state visit by the Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan citing its disapproval of Nigeria's decision to enact a Same Sex Marriage Prohibition law last week.

Syria's Assyrians flee to Turkey
16/01/2014 - International report

Syria's Assyrians flee to Turkey

The increasing presence of radical Islamic groups supported by Jihadists fighting the Syrian regime is putting Syria’s ancient Assyrian Christian population under growing pressure.

The Unification Church's Rev Sun Myung Moon peforms a mass blessing in 2010
09/01/2014 - Reports: Cults of Christ

St John Coltrane, Jesus the black African ... cults of Christ around the world

There are a myriad of ways that people choose to worship Jesus Christ.