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African press review 21 May 2015

More than 500 pending cases in Nigeria's military courts, the South African government's U-turn on Gauteng's toll road system, East Africa as the hub for illegal wildlife trade on the continent and ...
Uber faces competition from other smartphone apps in Nairobi, Kenya
20/05/2015 - Kenya

Taxi war looms in Nairobi as startups take on Uber

A taxi war is looming in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, where startups are hoping to outdo Uber, the global transportation network.
Police working on a French motorway
19/05/2015 - FRANCE

Fake police stage carjackings on motorways near Paris

Fake police officers have staged 10 carjackings on motorways west of Paris in the last fortnight, making off with expensive cars, vans and cash and leading police to believe that a gang is operating ...
An idle high-speed Eurostar train at the Paris Gare du Nord train station
13/05/2015 - France

France's SNCF wins EU approval to take over Eurostar

The European Union has given conditional approval for French rail operator SNCF to take full control of cross-channel train company Eurostar, but says it must agree to share ticket offices and ...
One of the Germanwings A320's flight recorders
06/05/2015 - France - Germany

Germanwings pilot practised fatal crash, report

The copilot who is thought to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings airliner in the French Alps may have rehearsed steering the plane into a rapid descent on his previous flight, according to an ...
Eurostar trains at London's Saint Pancras International station. The high-speed trains will bring passengers from London to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille.
01/05/2015 - France - United Kingdom

Eurostar debuts London to Marseille high-speed rail service

Eurostar’s new link between London and Marseille launched Friday with trains reaching the Mediterranean city in just over six hours.

Could Paris's Seine River become a major shipping route?
27/04/2015 - Spotlight on France

Could Paris's Seine River become a major shipping route?

As the French capital looks for ways to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, some companies are looking to the Seine River as a passageway for their goods and services.
The site of the Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps
21/04/2015 - FRANCE - Germany - Spain

Debris cleared from Germanwings crash site

The collection of debris from the site of the Germanwings A320 that crashed in the French Alps last month has finished. Decontamination of the site can now start.

Smoke from the fire which started at a textile warehouse in La Courneuve, near Paris
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Massive fire closes Paris motorway

The A86 motorway out of Paris was closed until 11.00am Saturday morning as thick smoke continued to billow out of a massive fire in a textile warehouse just outside the French capital.
Outside Cologne Cathedral on the day of the Germanwings homage ceremony
17/04/2015 - Germany - FRANCE - Spain

Germany pays homage to Germanwings crash victims

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck led a homage to the victims of last month's Germanwings A320 crash in the French Alps on Friday.