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Belgian soldiers on the streets of Brussels Saturday
21/11/2015 - BELGIUm - FRANCE

Brussels on highest terror alert as hunt for Paris terror attacker continues

The Brussels metro was closed on Saturday as the Belgian capital was placed on the highest level of terror alert. Police believed that one of the Paris attackers, Salah Abdeslam, could be in Belgium.
France's President Francois Hollande with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping
19/11/2015 - CHINA

China may use Paris attacks to justify Xinjiang crackdown, experts

The Islamic State (IS) armed group's claim on Thursday to have killed two more hostages - one Chinese, the other Norwegian - has dragged China into the ongoing conflict with the Islamist movement.
Logo of Paris's coming COP21 climate conference
13/11/2015 - FRANCE-COP21

France reintroduces border checks ahead of UN climate talks

France has reintroduced border checks as part of its security-tightening measures ahead of UN climate talks. The Cop21 Paris climate conference opens on 30 November in the French capital.

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is seen while school children participate at the inauguration of the World People's Conference on Climate Change, in Bolivia, October 10, 2015
06/11/2015 - France

UN unblocks climate finance to poor countries as France unveils 'dress rehearsal'

The UN's Green Climate Fund approved its first projects to help developing nations on Friday, three weeks before a crucial word summit to reach a climate rescue pact.
The mother of Idris Mavukiro, an opposition supporter who was killed on 23 July 2015 during an alleged robbery, mourns the death of her son in Bujumbura.
06/11/2015 - Burundi

UN Security Council incapable of handling Burundi 'tragedy' says UN Special Rapporteur

Members of the international community need to “stop playing games” and effectively deal with the “impending crisis” in Burundi, UN Special Rapporteur Pablo de Greiff has told ...
People attend the funeral of a Burundian journalist and his family and a member of the International Organization for Migration humanitarian team in Bujumbura on 20 October 2015, after they were shot dead on 13 October.
29/10/2015 - Burundi

UN Security Council 'follows in the footsteps' of the African Union on Burundi crisis

The UN Security Council on Wednesday stood behind the African Union and its tough stance on Burundi in light of continuing violence and human rights abuses.
French NGO's gather outside France's National Assembly on 20 October, 2015.
20/10/2015 - France

Activists pressure Hollande on development aid cuts, as climate talks loom

Activists gathered outside the French Parliament on Tuesday to put pressure on the government to keep its promise on development aid. NGOs are furious after France's Budget commission proposed to slash 177 million euros from the 2016 Budget.

French soldiers in Rwanda, ten days after the start of Operation Turquoise.
19/10/2015 - RWANDA - FRANCE

Further call on the French government to release archives dating back to the Rwandan genocide

Anti-racist groups in France held talks at the French Senate to call on the government to release archives dating back to the Rwandan genocide.
Eastern Afar region in Ethiopia, severly hit by drought
12/10/2015 - ETHIOPIA

Severe drought threatens millions of Ethiopians

Recent figures reveal that the number of Ethiopians in need of food has risen sharply because of the lack of rain, combined with the El Nino weather phenomenon.
A wounded man is carried into a hospital in Bangui, 26 September 2015
02/10/2015 - CAR

Additional $26m raised for Central African Republic crisis, but funding gaps remain

Donor countries have pledged an additional 26 million dollars (23 million euros) at an event in New York for the Central African Republic, RFI learned on Friday.