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16/12/2014

African press review 16 December 2014

Nigerian motorists queue for petrol as oilworkers strike. Nobody opposes Malema in the Economic Freedom Fighters leadership election. Conflict in South Sudan has cost thousands of lives.
Adventures in democracy
13/12/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Adventures in democracy

This week on The Sound Kitchen you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about the Tunisian legislative elections. There’s great music, listener letters and, of course, the new quiz question.
Somali pirates in 2010 in the Gulf of Aden
05/12/2014 - France - Somalia

European court orders France to compensate Somali pirates

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered France to pay a 10 Somali pirates compensation for failing to immediately present them to a judge after capturing them and bringing them to ...
Somali bank loans tractors to local farmers
02/12/2014 - International report

Somali bank loans tractors to local farmers

Despite decades of political turmoil in Somalia, the recent news that one of the local banks is now giving out brand new tractors on loan has delighted farmers.
Soldiers and bystanders examine the remains of a car that exploded in Mogadishu on Sunday
19/11/2014 - Report: Somalia

Somali broadcast journalist murdered

In Somalia gunmen have shot dead a journalist with Radio Daljir in the central Somali town of Galkayo.
First ATM machine opens in Mogadishu
04/11/2014 - International report

First ATM machine opens in Mogadishu

In Somalia, last month saw the opening of the country's first ATM machine in the capital Mogadishu.
Somalis watch the news of Godane's death on CNN television
13/09/2014 - France - US -Somalia

French spies helped US kill al-Shebab leader

French intelligence services helped the US track down and kill the leader of Somalia’s al-Shebab Islamist armed group two week ago, sources close to President François Hollande said on ...
Eritrean migrants in Calais hoping to cross the Channel.
03/09/2014 - FRANCE - BRITAIN

Calais mayor threatens to block port over British immigration policy

The mayor of Calais has threatened to shut down the the French Channel port unless Britain helps end the influx of hundreds of immigrants, who hope to sneak into the UK, to the town.

Somali government soldiers during the attack
01/09/2014 - Report: Somalia

Al-Shebab attack Somali intelligence HQ

Suspected Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists attacked the Somali intelligence headquarters in the capital Mogadishu on Sunday.
24/08/2014 - Europe

18 Migrants die off the coast of Italy

The Italian coast guard confirmed on Sunday that eighteen people were found dead on an inflatable dinghy that was floating south of the island Lampedusa. 73 Survivors were rescued.

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