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The sister-in-law of Flight AH 5017 passenger Randa Daher from Lebanon
25/07/2014 - France - Algeria - Mali - Burkina Faso

Storm most likely reason for Air Algérie plane crash, French minister

Weather conditions are the most likely cause of Thursday’s crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in Mali, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday.

22/07/2014 - France - Syria

Suspected jihadists arrested in southern France

French police special operations arrested Tuesday morning three suspected jihadists in southern France.

François Hollande meets Ivorians in Abidjan on Friday
19/07/2014 - France - Mali - Niger - Chad

Hollande in Chad ahead of Sahel anti-jihadi base launch

French President François Hollande was in Chad on Saturday in a visit to prepare the launching of a new headquarters for French forces in the Sahel region.


African press review 18 July 2014

The African papers lead with the Malaysia Airlines crash in east Ukraine. Nigeria’s government brings in PR experts after the abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram.


African press review 17 July 2014

Rail track theft in South Africa, Kenyan politics, and Nigeria's president asks his parliament for an urgent loan to help fight Boko Haram - all in today's papers.


African press review 16 July 2014

SA’s engineering strike looks set to spread, Kenya’s opposition want troops pulled out of Somalia, auditors find most Kenyan counties misuse public money and Uganda charges 97 in ...

A Palestinian on the site of a home destroyed by Israeli bombardment Wednesday
16/07/2014 - France - Middle East

France proposes EU take over control of Israel-Gaza border crossings

France has proposed that European Union teams take over the running of border crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip in a bid to encourage a truce in the escalating conflict that has seen 205 ...

Isbaheysiga Mosque in Mogadishu
16/07/2014 - Somalia

Somalia firing squad executes al-Shebab members for nurse's murder

A Somali firing squad has executed two men found guilty of murdering Nafisa Osman, a nurse working in a foreign-funded clinic, officials and relatives said Tuesday.

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian photographed on May 12, 2014.
13/07/2014 - France - Mali

France to launch military operation in Sahel region within days

France on Sunday said it would replace its Serval operation in Mali that broke the grip of Islamists in the north with a sweeping initiative covering the broad, largely unruly Sahel region.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve presented the bill aimed at cracking down on would-be Jihadists.
12/07/2014 - France - Pakistan - Afghanistan

France convicts four of fighting on Afghan-Pakistani border

A Paris court sentenced four men of joining combatants on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan on Friday as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged network of Jihadists in ...