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Victor Muhammadu Buhari to be sworn in an Nigerian president
28/05/2015 - Nigeria

Buhari-mania sweeps Nigeria but new president faces tough challenges

Muhammadu Buhari, the former military leader who won a resounding victory in Nigeria’s historic elections in February, will be sworn in as president on Friday.
28/05/2015 - World football

Uefa boss calls for Blatter to step down

A day before Fifa elects its new leader, Uefa president Michel Platini called on Sepp Blatter to stand down as head of world football's governing body because of the corruption scandals engulfing the ...
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius poses in front of the Paris 2015 climate change conference logo in his office in Paris, France, May 22, 2015, after an interview with Reuters.
27/05/2015 - France

French Greens prepare for Paris climate change conference

France's Green Party (EELV) has kicked off a nationwide campaign to galvanise public opinion in the fight against global warming.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter  attends a news conference  in Zurich 26  September 2014
27/05/2015 - Football

Fifa corruption probe has taken everybody by surprise, expert

The arrest of senior members of Fifa is "quite extraordinary”, an expert told RFI Wednesday as two crimininal investigations into corruption within world football's governing body were opened.

Jason Rezaian
26/05/2015 - Iran - United States

Trial of US journalist accused of spying starts in Iran

The trial of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian started behind closed doors in a revolutionary court in Tehran on Tuesday.
Donald Kaberuka, outgoing president of the African Development Bank
26/05/2015 - African economy

Who will be Africa's next top banker?

The African Development Bank is meeting this week for their annual meeting and will decide who among the eight candidates will become the next president of the African Development Bank.
The Lariboisière hospital in Paris
25/05/2015 - France

France's first drug consumption room to open in Paris hospital despite protests

The Paris city council announced Monday that France's first drug consumption room will open in the Lariboisière hospital, following a campaign by residents against it opening in another ...
Kampala women protest ban on mini-skirts
25/05/2015 - Uganda

Uganda performer faces 10-year jail sentence under new anti-porn law

Ugandan pop singer Jemimah Kansiime, 21, is facing 10 years in jail under Uganda’s Anti-Pornography Law for a racy music video on YouTube.
Jacques Audiard receives the Palme at  the Cannes Flim Festival
25/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Exceptional year for French filmmakers at 68th Cannes Festival

Three out of five French films in competition won prizes at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival which ended on Sunday night with the awards ceremony.

Iraqi soldiers fighting the Islamic State militant group
24/05/2015 - Syria-Iraq

Syrian, Iraqi government troops seen weakening in face of Islamic State armed group

The US Pentagon says Iraqi forces lacked the will to defend Ramadi which fell to Islamic militants last week, as the Islamic State armed group seized the Iraqi side of a key border crossing with Syria after isolated government forces pulled out.

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