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Chadian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in February
12/03/2015 - France - Nigeria - Niger

France to move troops from CAR to back anti-Boko Haram fight

France is to boost its military presence in the Sahel region of Africa to support the fight against Boko Haram, whose insurgency has spread from Nigeria to Chad and Niger.
A Shia-Muslim fighter in the town of Hamrin in Iraq's Salahuddin province
06/03/2015 - Unesco - Iraq

Unesco condemns Nimrud destruction

The Islamic State (IS) armed group’s destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud is a war crime, the head of the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco, said at its Paris headquarters on ...
16/02/2015

African press review 16 February 2015

Was the loss of cellphone signal as MPs protested during Zuma’s State-of-the-Nation address just a glitch? Will diamond prices regain their glitter?
15/02/2015 - Nigeria - Boko Haram

West Africa must fight Nigeria's Boko Haram with international support, interview UN Special Representative

UN Special Representative for West Africa Mohammed Ibn Chambas has urged Lake Chad basin countries to “aggressively” tackle Nigerian militant group Boko Haram themselves.
10/02/2015

African press review 10 February 2015

Zuma’s not nervous. Economic Freedom Fighters MPs are ready to break ranks. Egypt winds down film censorship, except for porn and atheism.
09/02/2015

African press review 9 February 2015

Football tragedy in Egypt, postponement of national elections in Nigeria and President Zuma’s state of the nation address in South Africa are all topics in today's African papers.

Peru 2014: which countries emit the most CO2?
31/01/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Peru 2014: which countries emit the most CO2?

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the world’s five highest CO2 emitting countries.There’s great music, listener letters, and of course, ...
The Minusma blue helmets are a regular target of deadly attacks in Mali.
17/01/2015 - MALI

Terrorist attack against UN base in Mali

Gunman launched an attack against UN troops, the Minusma, in Mali on Saturday, killing one soldier and injuring a second - the latest in a series of terrorist attacks on the blue helmets.

Gambian President  Yahya Jammeh in 2011
16/01/2015 - Report: Gambia

Gambia to work with UN on coup investigation

The UN secretary general’s special envoy for west Africa, Muhammed Ibn Chambas, has confirmed that Gambian authorities are willing to work with the United Nations in the investigation into the ...
Mahmud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority
31/12/2014 - France - Palestinian territories

French-backed Palestinian bid for UN occupation resolution fails

A Palestinian bid to secure a UN resolution setting an end date for the occupation, which was supported by France, failed to pass a Security Council vote on Tuesday.

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