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A poster warning of the danger of Ebola in Guinea's capital, Conakry
19/12/2014 - Report: Guinea

Guinea capital bans New Year festivities because of Ebola

The governor of Guinea’s capital Conakry has banned all festivities marking the end of 2014 due to the emergency following the Ebola epidemic in the country.
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on 5 novembre 2013 in Bamako
18/12/2014 - Mali - France

Mali president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita vows to free remaining Western hostages

In an exclusive interview with RFI, Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (IBK) says that the four Jihadists freed in exchange for the French hostage Serge Lazarevic will be hunted down by Malian, Niger and French troops.

A Syrian child in a  refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley
18/12/2014 - Report: Syria - Lebanon

Hezbollah and allies form militias in case Islamic State, Al Nusra attack Lebanon

The Lebanese opposition Future Movement party has demanded that Hezbollah "stop spawning armed groups" after the Shia faction has founded groups intended to fight jihadists in Syria if they ...
My Watch by Olesegun Obasanjo
14/12/2014 - Interview: Former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo

Exclusive: Obasanjo lays into Jonathan as autobiography faces Nigeria libel ban

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo slammed a Nigerian politician who has held up publication of his autobiography by suing him for libel in an exclusive interview with RFI.
"The Crocodile" - Zimbabwe's nes first vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa
11/12/2014 - Report: Zimbabwe

Mugabe appoints new vice-presidents as Zanu-PF succession battle continues

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has ended weeks of speculation by naming his two new vice-presidents.
A portrait of police officer Ali Bazzal executed by the Al-Nusra Front on show in a Beirut street
11/12/2014 - Report: Syria - Lebanon

Islamic State commander calls on jihadists to attack Lebanon

A commander with the Islamic State (IS) armed group has said his militia should target Lebanon, accusing its government of complicity with Shia-Muslim movement Hezbollah.

Syria refugeees in Lebanon's Bekaa valley
10/12/2014 - Report: Syria - Lebanon

UN vouchers for Syrian refugees saved by ‘unprecedented’ flood of donations

The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it will reinstate food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai (3rd R) greets young women activists whom she invited to the Nobel award ceremony
10/12/2014 - Report: Nobel award ceremony

Malala, Kailash in Oslo for Nobel prize award along with Modiano, Tirole

Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Wednesday for the official Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony.
Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam
09/12/2014 - Report: Lebanon

Lebanon's Tammam Salam calls for help to fight jihadists

In Lebanon, Prime Minister Tammam Salam has appealed for increased outside help to fight jihadist elements in the country. This, ahead of a scheduled visit to France later this week.

A demonstration against Exhibit B in Saint Denis
07/12/2014 - France - United Kingdom - South Africa

French Exhibit B theatre defies anti-racist human zoo protests

The controversial performance installation Exhibit B is set to begin a seven-day run on Sunday in Paris’s Centquatre contemporary arts centre.
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