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French official to discuss French-African relations with African students

French official to discuss French-African relations with African students

French Secretary of State for Co-operation, Jean-Marie Bockel, is to discuss the French-African relations with African students next Wednesday in Saint-Denis, near the French...
Biological cotton growing programme in Mali

Biological cotton growing programme in Mali

Malian economic experts and a French NGO, called the "Association Bretagne internationale", say they will institute a biological cott on growing programme within the...
Somalia: BBC stringer arrested on orders of provincial governor

Somalia: BBC stringer arrested on orders of provincial governor

IFEX - News from the international freedom of expression community BBC stringer arrested on orders of provincial governor (RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has protested...
Mauritanian police arrests 3 alleged terrorists

Mauritanian police arrests 3 alleged terrorists

At least three people, close to the Salafist mov ement in Mauritania, were arrested this weekend by the police, Mauritanian newsp a per, Al-Akhbar,...
Australian Open 2008 – Jo-Wilfried TSONGA makes sensation and surges into the fourth round

Australian Open 2008 – Jo-Wilfried TSONGA makes sensation and surges into the fourth round

The Franco-Congolese Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, after his explosive performance, at the first round of the Australian Open, when he sent Andy Murray (Men’s no.9) packing,...
Ex-Congolese Prime Minister writes book on Bantu culture

Ex-Congolese Prime Minister writes book on Bantu culture

Former Congolese Prime Minister Bernard Kolelas has published a book on initiatory rites in Bantu society, an ethnic group present in several countries of...
Football: Guinean Fode Mansare extends deal with Toulouse

Football: Guinean Fode Mansare extends deal with Toulouse

Guinean international Fode Mansare has extended his contract with the Toulouse Club until 2011, sources close to the French premier league football club told...
French tour operators keep Mauritanian schedule despite threats

French tour operators keep Mauritanian schedule despite threats

French tour operators have decided to maintain their travel schedule for Mauritania, despite warnings from the French government, the state-run daily "Horizon" reported here,...
Mauritania sad at Dakar Rally cancellation

Mauritania sad at Dakar Rally cancellation

The cancellation of this year's Lisbon-Dakar rally over security fears in Mauritania has continued to elicit reactions from the African nation, which was billed...
Chadian rebel leader denounces arms supply to Déby by Paris

Chadian rebel leader denounces arms supply to Déby by Paris

A Chadian opposition leader has strongly denounced France for allegedly supplying missiles to the government of President Idriss Déby, warning Paris that this risked...
Chad court jails Zoe’s Ark aid workers eight years each in hard labour

Chad court jails Zoe’s Ark aid workers eight years each in hard labour

Six French aid workers, whose attempt to fly out more than 100 children from Chad last October triggered a huge international outcry, were on...
Ananzie.net, Africa and its diaspora’s website

Ananzie.net, Africa and its diaspora’s website

Some months back, Ananzie.net made a remarkable appearance on the Afro Virtual scene. The reason being their peculiar design aimed at african and diaspora...
AGROED: bioenergy at the service of african development

AGROED: bioenergy at the service of african development

The new french industry will begin its activites in Mali and Burkina Faso. Producing bioenergy while contributing towards development in developing countries. This is...
France: controversy surrounding a wall dedicated to those lost in the Algerian war

France: controversy surrounding a wall dedicated to those lost in the Algerian war

Sunday’s inauguration of the “wall of the lost, death without tombs in Algeria (1954-63)” is widely criticised by human rights and left wing activists....
MEND claims responsibility for Shell pipeline attack

MEND claims responsibility for Shell pipeline attack

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack on a pipeline supplying crude oil to Shell's...
Zoe’s Ark affair : Is Cécilia Sarkozy on-board ?

Zoe’s Ark affair : Is Cécilia Sarkozy on-board ?

Daniel Gonzalez, a crew member of the Spanish flying company Girjet told the judge in charge of the inquiries that Cécilia Sarkozy was on...
Zoe’s Ark: French will stay in Chad’s prison

Zoe’s Ark: French will stay in Chad’s prison

This Wednesday, the judge has refused to release the nine person accused in the Zoe’s Ark affair. His decision followed the huge anti-French march...
David Haye before fight

David Haye wins the WBA and WBC cruiserweight world titles

The Sports Hall "Marcel Cerdan" in Levallois (near Paris, France) was overcrowded last saturday to support local hero Jean-Marc Mormeck, defending his WBA and...
Cameroon’s civil society rejects calls for limitless term for Biya

Cameroon’s civil society rejects calls for limitless term for Biya

Cameroon's civil society organisations and opposition political parties, grouped under the "civil society's platform for democracy in Cameroon," have strongly condemned calls to change...
Government accused of hypocrisy in Zoe’s Ark affair

Government accused of hypocrisy in Zoe’s Ark affair

Surrounded by the 103 African children caught up in an alleged abduction plot by a French charity, Chadian president Idriss Déby appeared before photographers...
Deby-Sarkozy Meeting in N’Djamena

Deby-Sarkozy Meeting in N’Djamena

Chad President Idriss Deby Itno meet today French President Nicolas Sarkozy in N'Djamena for a short visit of... 2 hours! They spoke about the...
Déby briefs Kadhafi on alleged child trafficking in Chad

Déby briefs Kadhafi on alleged child trafficking in Chad

A special envoy of Chadian President Idriss Deby has delivered a special message to Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi, briefing him on the alleged plan...
HAITI: Children start getting specialised AIDS services

HAITI: Children start getting specialised AIDS services

Erika, 17, (not her real name) is one of an estimated 17,000 children living with HIV in Haiti, the Caribbean island most affected by...
One thousand CFA francs

No plan to devalue CFA franc

The Director General of the Treasury and the Economic Policy at the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, Xavier Musca, has said there...