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IS video footage purporting to show IS members with the Ethiopian Christians at Wilayat Fazzan
20/04/2015 - Ethiopia - Libya

Ethiopians, Eritreans shocked by Islamic State murders

In Ethiopia people are reacting via social media, shocked at the news that their fellow countrymen were brutally murdered by the Islamic State (Isis) armed group, which released a video showing the ...
The Lebanese army going to fight Al-Nusra last year
20/04/2015 - FRANCE - Lebanon - Syria - Saudi Arabia

First delivery of Saudi-funded French arms arrives in Lebanon

Lebanon on Monday took delivery of the first French weapons in a 2.8-billion-euro Saudi-funded programme to beef up its army, faced with incursions from armed Islamist groups fighting in ...
Todeschini lays a wreath in tribute to the victims of the Sétif massacre (from his Twitter account @JM_Todeschini)
19/04/2015 - ALGERIa - FRANCE

First-ever French minister visits Algerian colonial massacre site

For the first time ever a member of the French government has visited the scene of a colonial-era massacre in Algeria.
The Hermione's sails are unfurled during the week before setting off for the US
18/04/2015 - France - US

Replica of La Fayette's Hermione sets sail from France to US

French President François Hollande on Saturday saw off a replica of the ship that took the Marquis de La Fayette and his comrades to the aid of the American revolution 235 years ago.
Combat between Assad's army and IS fighters in Idlib, Syrie, on 28 March 2015.
17/04/2015 - Syria

Syrian volunteers demand action to stop barrel bombs

While the United Nations Security Council has vowed to take action against those behind deadly chemical weapons in Syria, members of the Syrian Civil Defense volunteers tell RFI that the grim ...
UN Special Representative Zainab Bangura briefs journalists on the Secretary-General's latest report, which will be discussed by the Security Council on 15 April.
15/04/2015 - Nigeria - South Sudan

Nigeria, South Sudan fail miserably in protecting women: UN Special Representative

Women bear the brunt of most conflict, says UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Women in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, on the release of her report on sexual violence in conflict ...
12/04/2015 - Kenya

Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp closure must be voluntary, UNHCR

The closure of Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp must be carried out on a voluntary basis and conducted in a systematic manner, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Kenya told RFI on ...
The site of a bombardment, which reportedly killed three women and three children, at Bait Rejal village west of Yemen's capital Sanaa earlier this month
12/04/2015 - FRANCE - Saudi Arabia - Yemen

France's Fabius in Saudi Arabia to back Yemen bombing campaign

France Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius visited Saudi Arabia on Sunday to show France's support for the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.
A Saudi border guard near the Yemen border
10/04/2015 - Pakistan

Pakistan parliament's no to military involvement in Yemen no surprise, analyst

Pakistan's parliament on Friday voted to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels.
08/04/2015 - Sudan

'Leaked' documents claimed to show African Union pro-Khartoum bias in Sudan negotiations

A fiery debate was ignited this week over the authenticity of leaked intelligence documents from the Sudanese government.
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