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Climate change activists on Sunday's demonstration in Paris
29/11/2015 - France

Activists demand climate change action at Cop21 on tense Paris streets

Thousands of environmental activists from all over the world joined hands in a line across Paris Sunday in defiance of a ban on a climate demonstration following the 13 November terrorist attacks.
29/11/2015 - Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso elections: Early voting calm and peaceful in Ouagadougou for landmark polls

Early voting for Burkina Faso’s landmark election passed without incident at polling stations visited by RFI on Sunday morning in Ouagadougou.
A demonstration against US ambassador who spoke out against anti-defamation laws
28/11/2015 - Thailand

Thai lèse majesté cases on the rise

Thailand has seen a recent rise in the use of its law on lèse majesté, the offence of making statements that show insufficient respect for the country's monarchy.
28/11/2015 - Burkina Faso

Burkina election analysis: connections to the old regime, assessing the transition and accepting the results

Voters in Burkina Faso head to landmark elections on Sunday in the first polls since the ousting of strongman Blaise Compaore last year.
28/11/2015 - Burkina Faso

Burkina elections: Kaboré fills Ouagadougou national stadium for last campaign rally

Some 35,000 people filled Ouagadougou’s national stadium on Friday for an election campaign rally supporting Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Burkina Faso’s landmark election.
27/11/2015 - Burkina Faso

Burkina elections: Judge my competence not my gender, says female candidate Sereme

Campaigning is wrapping up for Burkina Faso’s landmark presidential and legislative elections - these are the first polls since the ousting of former strongman Blaise Compaore, who ruled the ...
26/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso elections: A new constitution, judiciary to deal with Compaore, says presidential candidate Diabre

Presidential election frontrunner Zephirin Diabre addressed a campaign rally in Ouagadougou on Wednesday attended by some 10,000 supporters ahead of Burkina Faso’s landmark polls.
25/11/2015 - Report: Burkina Faso

Election observers preparing for 'extraordinary' polls in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, electoral observers are readying themselves for this weekend’s landmark polls. Codel, a grouping of civil society organisations, is deploying some 5,000 observers to monitor elections temporarily derailed by a failed coup attempt in September.

Global warming: French vineyards look to new grape varieties
23/11/2015 - Spotlight on France

Global warming: French vineyards look to new grape varieties

France, which is preparing to host the UN Climate Conference is not immune to global warming. Wine, the country's second-biggest export, is sensitive to rising temperatures.
The Senegalese village of Niomoune
20/11/2015 - Senegal

Lighting African households with smartphones

Households in Senegal could soon be able to light their homes using their mobile phones.