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The grand mosque in Paris.
12/07/2014 - France

French rector in trial over missing mosque funds

The rector of a Paris suburb mosque appeared in French court on Friday on charges of embezzlement for allegedly diverting donations to a personal offshore bank account.

André Bamberski at Krombach's trial
18/06/2014 - France - Germany

French father found guilty of kidnapping German suspected of killing daughter

A Frenchman who organised the kidnapping of the man he held responsible for his daughter’s death so that he could be jailed in France was given a one-year suspended sentence by an Alsace ...

Algerian billionaire Rafik Khalifa, currently in jail in his homeland
03/06/2014 - France - Algeria

‘Algerian Bill Gates’ on trial in France on massive embezzlement charges

An Algerian billionaire, whose billion-euro business empire extended to sponsoring Olympique Marseille, in on trial for allegedly embezzling large sums of money in France.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague (R) with other dignitaries at the commemoration of the Rwandan genocide this year
31/05/2014 - France - Rwanda

Two to face trial in France over Rwandan genocide

Two former Rwandan local officials are to face trial in France for their alleged participation in the 1994 genocide.

Nicolas Sarkozy
16/05/2014 - France

French police in court for detaining anti-Sarkozy protest leader

Two French police officers were in court on Thursday for holding a trade unionist for four hours allegedly to prevent him demonstrating against then-president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2010.

Cocaine seized by customs officers
26/04/2014 - France - Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic court postpones French pilots' drug trial for seventh time

The families and friends of two French pilots are furious after a court in the Dominican Republic postponed their trial on drug-running charges for the seventh time.

Photos of victims at the genocide memorial in Kigali
08/04/2014 - Report: Rwanda genocide 20 years

Serving time for Rwandan genocide in Nyamagabe prison

It’s a hot day on an April morning at Nyamagabe prison in Rwanda’s Southern Province.

South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason
17/03/2014 - African news explained

South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason

In South Sudan the trial of four men for treason is slated to return to court on Wednesday.

Journalists arrive for the sentencing of Pascal Simbikangwa at a Paris court. The trial of the former Hutu officer is the first of its kind in France
15/03/2014 - FRANCE-RWANDA

French court sentences former Rwandan spy-chief to 25 years in prison for genocide

Pascal Simbikangwa, a former Rwandan intelligence chief, was found guilty of complicity in the 1994 genocide and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The wheelchair of former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa is seen before the start of his trial at Paris court, 4 February 2014.
13/03/2014 - France - Rwanda

French prosecutor calls for life in prison for Rwandan genocide suspect

A French prosecutor on Wednesday requested life imprisonment for Pascal Simbikangwa, a Rwandan on trial for his alleged participation in the 1994 genocide in his country. This is the first ...