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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...
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Football: France and Nigeria to clash in international friendly

Nigeria and France will clash at their first full international match 3 June in St. Etienne, France, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)....
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Usain Bolt named 2008 Champion of Champions

Jamaican sprinter and triple Olympic champion (100m, 200m and 4x100m), Usain Bolt, has been named the Champion of Champions by the French sports daily...
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...
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Islamic, Jewish and Christian clerics to meet in Paris, France

Imams and Rabbis from Israel and the Palestinian Territories as well as many from other countries including Egypt, Iran, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia,...
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...
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Football: Mali and Algeria draw in France encounter

The national teams of Mali and Algeria drew 1-1 on Tuesday in Rouen, France, in a friendly match being used by both teams to...
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...
Scolari asked to consider Anelka – Drogba partnerhip

Scolari asked to consider Anelka – Drogba partnerhip

France’s Nicolas Anelka has reiterated that a partnership alongside Cote d’Ivoire’s strong man Didier Drogba could work wonders. Despite his recent hat-trick that caps the...
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Death of first chairman of Congo’s National Conference announced

The former chairman of Congo's National Conference, which opened up the way to multiparty system in the country in 1991, Ernest Kombo, 67, has...
Rwanda to become English-speaking

Rwanda to become English-speaking

« Rwanda wants to speak English. » French is to be banned from the Rwandan educative and administrative system. The decision announced by the...
Incense use and cancer

Incense use and cancer

A new study into the risks associated with indoor pollution draws some worrying conclusions. This time the pollutant in question is incense. According to...
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African cotton farmers granted US$ 4.5 million by the French Development Agency

The French Development Agency has granted US$ 4.5 million to the African Cotton Producers Association (APROCA) to support the development of the genetically-modified (GM)...
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International Francophonie Organization to train 300,000 Caribbean and African teachers

About 300,000 school teachers will be trained in Africa and the Caribbean by the International Francophonie Organization in an effort to contribute to education...
Citizen’s summit on migration demands a more humane Europe

Citizen’s summit on migration demands a more humane Europe

Over 200 civil society organisations from across the globe are organising a "citizens' summit" on migration from 17-18 October in Paris to demand a...
Cinéma-vérité highlights Egyptian film “Hassan and Morcos”

Cinéma-vérité highlights Egyptian film “Hassan and Morcos”

The film, "Hassan and Morcos" by the Egyptian actor Abdel Imam, sponsored by the Office of the High Commission of the United Nations for...
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Controversial European Pact on immigration set for endorsement

The European Union's heads of state and government summit slated for Wednesday and Thursday in Brussels, is expected to endorse the European Pact on...
Abdou Diouf, Secretary General of OIF, congratulates Nobel laureate

Abdou Diouf, Secretary General of OIF, congratulates Nobel laureate

The Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), Abdou Diouf, on Thursday congratulated French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, for winning the 2008...
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Mauritanian junta not to get permission to attend International Francophonie Organisation summit in Canada

No delegation of the ruling Mauritanian junta will be granted permission to attend a summit of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), holding 17-19 October...
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French military ship in Nigeria to ‘consolidate technical links’ not to protect

The French warship BAP Jules Verne is in Nigeria to consolidate technical links rather than to protect French oil firms' facilities in the African...
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Families of victims condemn Senegalese opposition to French court ruling in Joola ferry disaster

A group of the families of the victims of the 2002 ''Joola'' ferry disaster which claimed over 1,000 lives have expressed support for the...
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IFJ demands the release of Niger correspondent for Radio France Internationale

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has demanded the unconditional release of Moussa Kaka, the Niger correspondent for Radio France International (RFI), who has...
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Senegal sues French judge who issued international arrests against Senegalese officials for “malfeasance”

Senegal has decided to begin a lawsuit against a French judge, Jean-Wielfried Christmas, who issued arrest warrants against 9 Senegalese, including former PM Mame...
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Brice Hortefeux, French Immigration minister visits the West African country of Benin

French Minister of Immigration, National Identity and Solidarity Development, Brice Hortefeux, will visit Benin this week, official sources have confirmed. While in the country,...
“Thomas Sankara, the struggle is on” opens in Paris

“Thomas Sankara, the struggle is on” opens in Paris

A show inspired by the life and the political action of the former Head of State of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara, opens Thursday evening...
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France applauds the release of 44 soldiers in Malian conflict settlement

France has described as an ''encouraging sign'' the recent release of 44 Malian soldiers for the settlement of the conflict which has been destabilising...
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Suspected Mauritanian terrorists and suspected killers of French tourists transferred to prison

Several dozen alleged Islamist terrorists were on Sunday night transferred from a military barracks in Nouakchott to a civilian prison located near the law...
Concerned France clarifies Italy – Libya colonial reparation

Concerned France clarifies Italy – Libya colonial reparation

Only three days after Italy's reparatory treaty with Libya to compensate the African country for damages during the colonial period, France says there cannot...
Zimbabwe official’s smuggling plan foiled by France and the Netherlands

Zimbabwe official’s smuggling plan foiled by France and the Netherlands

Gideon Gono, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe boss has felt the sting on sanctions imposed on him by the European Union when his consignment...
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Football: Moroccan Mounir Diane transfers to RAEC Mons

Moroccan footballer Mounir Diane has moved from French second division RC Lens to Belgian first division RAEC Mons, Panapress reported. Diane signed a two-year...