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Mauritania: Why the United States and France validated Abdel Aziz’s election

Mauritania: Why the United States and France validated Abdel Aziz’s election

According to Paris, the locally criticised election that sought to legitimise Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz’s presidency took place under internationally acceptable conditions. In other...
After London and Paris, Venus regains her dignity, but how much?

After London and Paris, Venus regains her dignity, but how much?

She was called The Hottentot Venus, for her civil status she was Saartjie (Sara) Baartman. Sent back to South Africa, her homeland, to be...
Egyptian telecoms giant, Orascom takes fight with Orange to France

Egyptian telecoms giant, Orascom takes fight with Orange to France

Egyptian telecoms operator, Orascom, is on the lookout for opportunities that might enable him gain a foothold in France: acquisitions, partnerships, mergers or an...
L’Oreal and Adecco’s employment discrimination conviction reveals systemic racism

L’Oreal and Adecco’s employment discrimination conviction reveals systemic racism

The Court of Cassation, June 23, confirmed the condemnation of L'Oreal and Adecco for discriminatory employment practices in France. The two companies only recruited...
Japan and China in Botswana follow French example in Niger?

Japan and China in Botswana follow French example in Niger?

One hundred and eleven Chinese enterprises now own exploration licenses to dig up Botswana for Uranium and other raw materials. China, which is competing...
France to renegotiate Zimbabwe debts

France to renegotiate Zimbabwe debts

France, yesterday, said it is willing to cancel Zimbabwe's Paris Club debt but there should be strong indications that it will channel the money...
Cameroon-France: President Paul Biya enters corruption hall of shame

Cameroon-France: President Paul Biya enters corruption hall of shame

The Catholic Committee against Hunger and for Development (CCFD Terre solidaire) Wednesday published a new study highlighting the embezzlement of public funds by heads...
Olympique de Marseille pays homage to sacked president Pape Diouf

Olympique de Marseille pays homage to sacked president Pape Diouf

The owner of the Olympique de Marseille football club Wednesday fired Pape Diouf after a meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. A majority of the Marseille...
Bongo’s France-Afrique legacy and Jean Ping’s dilemma

Bongo’s France-Afrique legacy and Jean Ping’s dilemma

When Omar Bongo was propelled to the presidency of Gabon in 1967, General De Gaulle still held the reins in Paris and Jacques Foccart,...
Gabon: Omar Bongo is dead, long live France-Afrique?

Gabon: Omar Bongo is dead, long live France-Afrique?

According to French government sources, Gobonese President Omar Bongo passed away Sunday June 7, 2009 after 41 years in power. With his passing, an...
Tsvangirai to visit France on first overseas trip as PM

Tsvangirai to visit France on first overseas trip as PM

French Minister of State for foreign trade, Anne-Marie Idrac in Harare on Friday praised Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai for his bravery and invited...
Virginity begins at the tip of the doctor’s scalpel

Virginity begins at the tip of the doctor’s scalpel

The majority of women who seek hymen repair in France live in constant fear that the absence of blood on the wedding night risks...
3 African Presidents to pay for their ill-gotten wealth

3 African Presidents to pay for their ill-gotten wealth

The doyen of judges in the financial hub of Paris, Françoise Desset, has ordered a judicial inquiry into the luxury property bought by three...
Niger’s uranium, poverty and France’s growing wealth

Niger’s uranium, poverty and France’s growing wealth

The President of Niger, Mr. Mamadou Tandja has sought peace-talks with rebel groups in the country to reach terms of agreement to share the...
South Africa Trade Unions threaten France for apology

South Africa Trade Unions threaten France for apology

A member South Africa’s Young Communist League was sent back to South Africa from France as he arrived in the French capital to attend...
Chad: French assassin soldier a victim of the African sun?

Chad: French assassin soldier a victim of the African sun?

Not a lot has been made of the 27-year-old French soldier of Brazilian origin who went on a killing spree in Chad on Tuesday....
Fighting Nazism with Racism: A worrying discovery

Fighting Nazism with Racism: A worrying discovery

General Charles De Gaulle wanted the liberation of Paris in 1944 to be seen as a french only affair. The allied forces agreed to...
Sudan: Gov’t doing its best to free kidnapped aid workers

Sudan: Gov’t doing its best to free kidnapped aid workers

A Canadian and a French national, serving humanity in Darfur, under the Aide Medicale Internationale (AMI) agency have been kidnapped by Islamic Gunmen, at...
Football: Top 20 earners list released in France

Football: Top 20 earners list released in France

An African International is among the ten best paid players in the French Premier League. The Ivorian Kader Keita, of the Olympic Lyon (OL),...
France gets Ivory Coast relief package through IMF

France gets Ivory Coast relief package through IMF

With an immense support from France, the Ivory Coast has been set Debt Free by the International Monetary Fund. The sum of $3...
France to exploit DRC uranium Sarkozy promises change

France to exploit DRC uranium Sarkozy promises change

France has become the latest country to go hunting in the resource wealth of DR Congo. Areva, a French nuclear firm has moved to...
Madagascar crisis: No light at the end of the tunnel

Madagascar crisis: No light at the end of the tunnel

An arrest warrant has been issued for Madagascar opposition leader, Mr Rajoelina. The ex-mayor of Antananarivo who has been at loggerheads with the country's...
West backs trans-Sahara pipeline to counter Russian monopoly

West backs trans-Sahara pipeline to counter Russian monopoly

Total, the French oil major, said on Wednesday that it was ready to participate in a planned Trans-Saharan gas pipeline, seen by European governments...
Football: French Minister supports Mensah’s racist suit

Football: French Minister supports Mensah’s racist suit

A French football supporter who racially abused John Mensah, Ghanaian international currently playing for Olympique Lyonnais (OL), during a match against Le Havre, was...
French chopper crash in Gabon not blamed on weather

French chopper crash in Gabon not blamed on weather

A military training session between Gabonese and French troops in Gabon struck disaster struck as a military helicopter carrying about eleven French soldiers crashed...
France lauds exemplary Ghanaian democracy

France lauds exemplary Ghanaian democracy

The spokesman of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eric Chevallier, Monday commended the transparency and consistency of the presidential elections in Ghana, noting...
Islamophobia: A new French plague?

Islamophobia: A new French plague?

Racist acts against Muslims has taken the French press by storm. After the defilement of gravestones at the military cemetery of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, in Northern...
Moroccan group buys French bank out of West and Central Africa

Moroccan group buys French bank out of West and Central Africa

Maghreb's leading banking and financial group, Attijariwafa Bank (AWB), will in 2006 hold 59% of the share capital of the Union Gabonaise de Banques...
African women’s effort to reach World Cup semis brought to naught

African women’s effort to reach World Cup semis brought to naught

With Nigeria's 3-2 loss to France in the quarter-final of the current FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup Chile on Sunday, Africa's two representatives in...
Diplomatic war : France, Germany and Rwanda in a tangle

Diplomatic war : France, Germany and Rwanda in a tangle

Ms. Rose Kabuye who was one of the nine senior officials wanted over the shooting down of former President Juvenal Habyarimana's plane that triggered...