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French press review 11 April 2014

The French press welcomes the unanimous UN Security Council vote to send 12,000 UN peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR), where violence between Christians and Muslims has triggered ...

French soldiers arrest Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden
09/04/2014 - France - UK - Somalia

Frenchman murdered in Somalia was piracy profits expert

The motives for the killing of a 28-year-old Frenchman and a 57-year-old British citizen working for the UN were still unclear two days after they were shot at an airport in Somalia.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame shown on a big screen in Kigali's Amahoro stadium, 7th April 2014.
07/04/2014 - Report: Rwanda genocide 20 years

Rwandans grieve at genocide memorial 20 years on

Screams and wails punctured the crowd at Rwanda’s Amahoro stadium in Kigali on Monday, as people were overcome with grief while listening to a survivor of the 1994 genocide tell his ...

UN Rapporteur says much more to be done on human rights in Myanmar
18/03/2014 - World news explained

UN Rapporteur says much more to be done on human rights in Myanmar

The United Nations special rapporteur on Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has presented his final report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Violence spreads in Sudan's Darfur
10/03/2014 - African news explained

Violence spreads in Sudan's Darfur

The United States has accused the Sudanese government of supporting mercenaries in the Darfur region, and has urged Khartoum to prevent further violence there.


African press review 4 March 2014

The pace of economic growth in South Africa, Mugabe's daughter's wedding in Zimbabwe, teaching local languages to younger pupils in Kenya's primary schools and new prospects for US-Africa trade: ...

Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares with their award for best animated short film "Mr. Hublot".
03/03/2014 - France - United States

French film "Mr. Hublot" wins Best animated short film Oscar

"Mr Hublot", a joint Franco-Luxembourger production, took the prize for Best animated short film at the US Academy Awards on Sunday, beating the Disney favourite "Get a ...

Red Cross employees bury victims of violence in Bangui on Monday
18/02/2014 - Central African Republic - France

CAR president calls for French military to stay until 2015

The president of the Central African Republic (CAR) has called for French troops to prolong their in the country until elections due in early 2015, French MPs reported after meeting her in Bangui ...

CPJ slams attacks on journalists
16/02/2014 - International media

CPJ slams attacks on journalists

The Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) has just released its latest annual report, "Attacks on the Press", slamming the scale of attacks on journalists as they carried out their work ...

Somali officials arm al Shebab, UN monitors report
14/02/2014 - African news explained

Somali officials arm al Shebab, UN monitors report

A confidential UN monitors' report says Somali officials have diverted weapons to al Shebab, the radical Islamist rebels. The report recommends tightening up the arms embargo of Somalia.