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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency
03/02/2016 - North Korea

How dangerous is North Korea's latest satellite launch plan?

Japan on Wednesday threatened to shoot down any missile that threatens its territory following North Korea announcement that it is preparing to launch an Earth observation satellite.
This woman is a refugee from Sudan's wartorn Darfur region.
28/01/2016 - SUDAN

Former UN official slams failure to protect Darfur's refugees

RFI spoke with the former head of the United Nations in Sudan, Dr.
Ségolène Royal, ecology minister
28/01/2016 - France

French pushes higher carbon pricing at UN

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal made the case for higher carbon pricing to promote green technology at a UN gathering of investors on in New York.“We need a carbon price, to give ...
Relatives grieving for Alexandre Mpawenimana, opposition party activist, allegedly killed by police in Muyira, Bujumbura province on 11 January 2016.
20/01/2016 - Burundi

Burundi civil society urges UN Security Council to take strong stance during two-day visit

Members from the UN Security Council are expected to arrive in Burundi's capital Bujumbura on Thursday as part of a diplomatic effort to help solve the crisis in the country.
French President Francois Hollande welcomes Syrian opposition coordinator Riad Hijab at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 11 January 2016.
11/01/2016 - FRANCE - SYRIA

France's Hollande condemns Syrian regime's 'policy of starving whole cities'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called on the Syrian regime to end its siege on rebel-held Madaya, where people are dying of starvation, and says the government and its Russian ally must ...

French press review 5 January 2016

The French papers continue to give front-page coverage to the dispute between Iran and Saudi Arabia in the wake of last weekend's Saudi execution of Shia-Muslim religious figure Nimr al-Nimr.


French press review 4 January 2016

This morning's front pages are dominated by the angry dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran following the weekend execution by the Saudi authorities of the shiite opposition figure, Nimr Baqr ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov after the Syria resolution was unanimously passed
19/12/2015 - FRANCE - SYRIa - un

France calls for Assad to go after UN vote on Syria peace talks

France has called for assurances that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will quit power after the unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council of a resolution backing a peace process that should mean ...
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn during the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report.
15/12/2015 - ETHIOPIA

UNDP launches 2015 report on links between work and human development

The United Nations Development Programme on Monday released its annual human development report which this year is called "Work for Human Development".
Abdoulaye Bathily has warned that Boko Haram could take advantage of the unrest in Central African Republic.
14/12/2015 - Central African Republic

Boko Haram ‘eyeing power vacuum’ as CAR heads to polls

As war-weary Central African Republicans vote on a new constitution on Sunday, the country is facing a potentially pivotal point in its history, with the United Nation’s Central Africa chief ...