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US President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro meet at Nelson Mandela's funeral in 2013
27/02/2015 - Report. US - Cuba

US, Cuba meet to discuss reopening embassies after 54-year freeze

Delegations from Cuba and the United States were to meet in Washington DC on Friday to discuss the second round in moves to restore diplomatic relations - the opening of embassies in their respective ...
Still from "Bwaya" by Francis Xavier Pasion
22/02/2015 - Report: Culture

Philippines’ film "Bwaya" takes gold at France’s main Asian Cinema Festival

A film about a crocodile in the Philippines outback helps raise local cultural awareness at home and abroad, coming out as the top jury pick at the 21st Festival International du Cinéma ...
20/02/2015 - Nigeria - United States

US reluctant to provide lethal equipment to Nigeria for fight against Boko Haram, interview former top US diplomat for Africa

Johnnie Carson, the former US Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of African Affairs, has told RFI that the US is unwilling to provide lethal weaponry to Nigeria in their fight against the ...
Migrants arrive in Sicily last week on an Italian patrol boat
20/02/2015 - Report: Italy

Europe extends Mediterranean migrants mission

The European Commission announced on Thursday that it was extending its rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea off Italy until at least the end of the year.
Reinforced security at St Peter's in Rome
19/02/2015 - Report: Italy

Italy warns IS could pose threat to Europe, steps up security

Italy has issued its strongest warning yet about the danger of the Islamic State (IS) armed group establishing a stronghold in Libya that would threaten Europe’s security.
91 years old on Saturday - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe
19/02/2015 - Report: Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe opposition wants Mugabe birthday bash cancelled

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party has demanded that President Robert Mugabe call off his 91st birthday party scheduled for later this month.
Young Malians and Senegalese play football at the Lampedusa reception centre
18/02/2015 - Report: Italy

Lampedusa migrant centre full to bursting as more migrants expected

With a record number of migrants expected to arrive in Europe this year, the reception centre on the Italain island of Lampedusa is packed beyond its capacity.

Troops from the African force Amisom at the scene of an attack on Mogadishu airport in December
17/02/2015 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab claims drive-by shooting of four Somali officials in Mogadishu

In Somalia four civil servants were killed in a drive-by shooting on Monday. The deputy director of Mogadishu airport was among the dead.

Security forces outside the Corinthia hotel in Tripoli last month
17/02/2015 - Report: Italy - Libya

Italy closes Tripoli embassy as Libya marks four years without Kadhafi

Italy closed its embassy in Tripoli and evacuated its citizens as the conflict in the country worsens, as Libyans marked the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled Moamer Kadhafi on ...
16/02/2015 - Africa - Cybercrime

Lack of laws governing cybercrime making Africa a safe haven for cybercriminals, interview

Cybercrime is on the increase worldwide with some estimates putting the cost to the global economy at more than 500 billion euros a year.
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