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Expert says multinational land lease in Senegal pushes herders off land
03/03/2014 - African news explained

Expert says multinational land lease in Senegal pushes herders off land

A new report on a government-sanctioned land grab in Senegal shows a new deal that threatens thousands of Peul pastoralists in the rural Ndiel area.

Jean-Yves Le Drian,  ministre français de la Défense.
31/12/2013 - France - Mali

French defence minister in Africa's Sahel region for security talks

France’s defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited Mali on Tuesday at the start of a tour of Africa’s Sahel region continuing ongoing efforts to fight the “threat of ...

François Hollande withthe presidents of Comoros, Tanzania, Cameroon, Togo, Gabon and Côte d'Ivoire
06/12/2013 - France - Africa summit

France strives to keep African influence at Paris summit

"The world is in mourning" for Nelson Mandela, French President François Hollande told a summit on peace and security in Africa as it opened on Friday.

French troops on patrol in northern Mali
15/11/2013 - France - Senegal - Mali

France to appoint Dakar-based anti-terror czar for Sahel

France is to name an anti-terror czar for the Sahel region, to be based in Dakar, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced on a visit to the Senegalese capital Friday.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius reacts with RFI chief Marie-Christine Saragosse
03/11/2013 - France - Mali

Murder of two RFI journalists met with anger and sadness

France, the journalism world and many others have reacted in horror to yesterday’s killings of Radio France Internationale journalists Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon.

Youssou N'Dour revient sur les planches de son Grand bal à Bercy ce samedi 12 octobre 2013, pour une soirée exceptionnelle
13/10/2013 - France - Senegal

Youssou N'Dour celebrates Africa at first Paris appearance for two years

Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour returned to the Paris music scene after a two-year break on Saturday to play a concert sponsored by RFI.

Senegal's fashion designer Sophie Zinga Sy explains Dakar move
10/10/2013 - On-the-spot France

Senegal's fashion designer Sophie Zinga Sy explains Dakar move

Paris likes to think of itself as the European capital of fashion.


African press review 4 October 2013

A Nigerian plane crash is a double tragedy. SA police try to tackle trauma. Questions about Westgate remain unanswered. Who killed Sheikh Ibrahim Rogo? Who won Guinea's election?

15/09/2013 - Report: Senegal

Water woes continue for Senegalese

In several suburbs in the Senegalese capital Dakar people have been facing an acute shortage of tap water. Residents who can’t afford bottled water are forced to drawn water from a dug-out well, which poses potential health problems.


French press review 3 September 2013

Syria, Senegal's new leader and school hours are among the subjects in today's French papers...