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New York Forum Africa 2013: The ICC, judicial colonialism in Africa?

New York Forum Africa 2013: The ICC, judicial colonialism in Africa?

At a debate on "independence" in Africa during the second edition of the New York Forum Africa 2013 in Libreville, Gabon, the Rwandan minister...
More than a Distributor, THEMA is THE partner when it comes to international development

More than a Distributor, THEMA is THE partner when it comes to international development

THEMA* continues its distribution and marketing strategy of ethnic offers, in Europe and worldwide, confirming its status of preferred partner for international development of...
Orange launches Orange Horizons to seek out new business opportunities outside its operator footprint

Orange launches Orange Horizons to seek out new business opportunities outside its operator footprint

PARIS, France, January 16, 2013/ -- Orange ) has launched a new subsidiary called Orange Horizons that aims to seek out new business opportunities...
France provides financial aid to DR Congo to assist the homeless persons

France provides financial aid to DR Congo to assist the homeless persons

France has provided a financial aid of one million Euros to the World Food Programme (WFP) in order to support emergency operations in the...
Canada: A cameroonian  appointed Minister

Canada: A cameroonian appointed Minister

Maka Kotto, a Cameroonian borned has been appointed Minister of Culture and Communication of Quebec. He became the first African-Canadian to reach this level...
France: the  group”Do not touch my prophet” called for a demonstration in Paris

France: the group”Do not touch my prophet” called for a demonstration in Paris

Two appeal for demonstrations on Saturday against the anti-Islam film ''Innocence of Muslims'', have been published on social networks. The gathering of the...
International fraud: Le Floch-Prigent charged in Togo

International fraud: Le Floch-Prigent charged in Togo

After passing in front of a togolese judge Le Floch-Prigent was accused for complicity in fraud. The former...
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International fraud: Le Floch-Prigent extradited to Togo

Le Floch-Prigent, the former boss of Elf was arrested Saturday at the airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast , where he ...
France Telecom-Orange announces a major incident on one of its cable ships off the coast of Namibia

France Telecom-Orange announces a major incident on one of its cable ships off the coast of Namibia

PARIS, France, August 10, 2012 -- France Telecom-Orange ) has suffered a major incident on its cable-ship, the Chamarel. A fire broke out on...
Burqa Ban: Islamophobia verses the Enlightenment

Burqa Ban: Islamophobia verses the Enlightenment

Writing during a period of great religious conflict, John Locke stated that the “toleration of those that differ from others in matters of religion...
Of Western hypocrisy, Obdurate tyrants and Changing times

Of Western hypocrisy, Obdurate tyrants and Changing times

As the Bob Dylan song goes, the times they are “achanging”. But, do the lowly tyrants and dictators of our world, or those Western...
Ivory Coast civil war could destabilize region

Ivory Coast civil war could destabilize region

A few days after Mr. Alassane Ouattara announced the formation of a new army, the Republican Forces of Côte d’Ivoire, elements close to Mr....
Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo on his way out, says French official

Ivory Coast: Laurent Gbagbo on his way out, says French official

Henri Guaino, special advisor to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Monday announced that the departure of the outgoing president of Côte d'Ivoire is "on track"....
Allied attacks target Libya air force

Allied attacks target Libya air force

Allied officials said two days of missile and aircraft strikes have effectively grounded Muammar Qaddafi’s air force, halting his advances into the rebel stronghold...
Discovering the birth of France’s first “child donor”

Discovering the birth of France’s first “child donor”

Umut Talha, born on 26 January 2011 at the Antoine Béclère de Clamart Hospital near Paris, is the first “child donor” – NOT “medicine...
Youssou Ndour: Live!

Youssou Ndour: Live!

Five years ago, the famed Pompidou Centre in central Paris hosted Africa Remix, a far-reaching exhibition of modern artists from all across the Motherland....
Libya: France gets ready to intervene militarily

Libya: France gets ready to intervene militarily

The propensity for a military intervention in Libya is at its highest, and while the motive is simply to stop Libyans' legitimate aspiration for...
Libya: Light at the end of tunnel for freedom fighters

Libya: Light at the end of tunnel for freedom fighters

Muammar Gaddafi’s government has warned the international community that any attack on Libya would threaten air and sea traffic in the Mediterranean after it...
Gaddafi’s “grave secret” threat triggers French internet craze

Gaddafi’s “grave secret” threat triggers French internet craze

Following Nicolas Sarkozy's acknowledgment of the leadership of the Libyan rebel movement, the National Libyan Council, as the country’s legitimate government, Gaddafi's regime has...
Natalie Portman denounces Dior’s Galliano

Natalie Portman denounces Dior’s Galliano

The actress Natalie Portman, who has an endorsement contract with Dior for its Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, has strongly condemned its chief designer, John...
Libya: The Gaddafis between the devil and the deep blue sea

Libya: The Gaddafis between the devil and the deep blue sea

Following reports that the death toll may have climbed to nearly 2000 since the beginning of anti-government protests in Libya, France has embarked on...
Addis Ababa: France and U.N. seek good governance in Africa

Addis Ababa: France and U.N. seek good governance in Africa

United Nation (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon has urged African leaders to work closely to ensure peace in Africa. Warning that "violence breeds violence",...
France drags heels to help Tunisia

France drags heels to help Tunisia

France, slow to express support for the Tunisian demonstrators who overthrew its longtime ally, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, is moving to try to...
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Top 5 2010 celebrity ups and downs

2010 was a year juicy tabloid year. To be brutally frank, the downs -- and dirty -- proved more entertaining than the ups. After...
Canada cracks down on cadmium jewelry

Canada cracks down on cadmium jewelry

Cadmium, a metal that is toxic if ingested or inhaled, has come under fire from the Canadian Ministry of Health. The Ministry has asked...
Is omega-6/omega-3 imbalance at the root of obesity?

Is omega-6/omega-3 imbalance at the root of obesity?

According to a French study, an excess of omega-6 type fatty acids, combined with a shortage of omega-3, may favor the transmission of obesity...
Child hostages freed in French preschool

Child hostages freed in French preschool

Gendarmes entered a pre-school Monday where a 17-year-old armed with swords was holding several small children and their teacher hostage in eastern France. Specialists officers...
Nigeria: Rebels resume oil attacks?

Nigeria: Rebels resume oil attacks?

Two Americans, two French, two Indonesians and one Canadian have been taken hostage by militiamen in Nigeria after an attack on an oil company...
Malaria-resistant mosquitoes the key to malaria eradication?

Malaria-resistant mosquitoes the key to malaria eradication?

A team at INSERM (the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) has identified a gene that makes certain mosquitoes malaria resistant. According...
Guerlain’s racist and denialist scent

Guerlain’s racist and denialist scent

From Port-au-Prince where I was on Friday, October 15, the words uttered by Jean-Paul Guerlain, aired live on French national television: "I do not...