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French police abuse African lawyer

French police abuse African lawyer

Several Mauritanian NGOs under the umbrella National Human Rights Forum (FONADH) have slammed "the violence and abuses" of the French police against lawyer Fatimata...
Violent attack on cartoonist

Violent attack on cartoonist

Reporters Without Borders, Paris, has condemned an attack on "The Guardian" newspaper's cartoonist Obe Ess, who was hit by armed intruders in his home...
Chad kicks out its only foreign correspondent

Chad kicks out its only foreign correspondent

The Chadian government effectively forced the country's only permanent foreign correspondent to leave the country on Thursday after withdrawing her work permit without explanation,...
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27 Malian footballers for France friendly match

Mali's national football team managers Mory Goita and Mamadou Coulibaly have called 27 players for the friendly match against a second-string French team on...
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France helps Africa curb bird flu

The French Ministry of Health, Youth and Sports has granted a 2,700,000-euro subsidy (about FCFA1.7 billion) to set up a monitoring and study network...
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Obama’s response to race

Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these...
Chad opposition leader alive

Chad opposition leader alive

Chadian opposition leader Ibni Oumar Mahamat Saleh, who has been missing since 3 February 2008 in N'Djamena, Chad, is still alive, his son, Hicham...
Pressure on christian churches in Algeria

Pressure on christian churches in Algeria

The Algerian christian church has been under immense pressure from islamists for several years now. by Kaci Racelma our correspondent from Algiers....
Obama – Clinton : the product of negative numbers equal positive

Obama – Clinton : the product of negative numbers equal positive

After the Somali elder garb near-scandal which almost hurt his fame forcing Obama to publicly defend his religious stance, which some still doubted, Rev....
Benzema becomes one of the highest paid footballers in France

Benzema becomes one of the highest paid footballers in France

Karim Benzema said in an announcement Thursday that he would stay with Olympique Lyonnais (OL) until 2013, with an extra optional year. Olympique Lyonnais,...
Morocco orders removal of painting from Paris exhibition

Morocco orders removal of painting from Paris exhibition

A painting of the Malagasy painter, Brigitte Rabarijaona, representing the 53 member countries of the African Union (AU), including the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic...
Obama – Clinton duel against Al Gore’s rose

Obama – Clinton duel against Al Gore’s rose

What right did Mr. Clinton have to suggest that Barack Obama takes the second place position of Vice Pesident? Why put Mrs. Clinton on...
Boxing: Samuel Peter’s glory after Hogan Bassey and Dick Tiger

Boxing: Samuel Peter’s glory after Hogan Bassey and Dick Tiger

Samuel Peter's victory against Oleg Maskaev in the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title fight in Cancun, Mexico, Saturday night has again put Nigeria...
Katoucha assassinated ?

Katoucha assassinated ?

Crime or accident? Katoucha’s father and sister are not ruling out a criminal intent behind her death. To help clarify circumstances relating to Katoucha’s...
Obama, Clinton working the math

Obama, Clinton working the math

Barack Obama talked about math. And he was right to talk about it, because when all is said and done, it appears none of...
Gabon to deport illegal French residents

Gabon to deport illegal French residents

The Gabonese government says it is ready to deport illegal French residents on its soil. It is a direct reaction to the forced deportation,...
French Soldier’s body found in Sudan

French Soldier’s body found in Sudan

The body of the French Eufor soldier reported missing last Monday in Sudan, has been found. The Sudanese authorities notified the European forces in...
Katoucha, the ever present fighter

Katoucha, the ever present fighter

Emotions are still running amok after Katoucha’s body was discovered floating on the seine last Thursday. Fashion personalities in both Africa and the diaspora...
Chadian Opposition leader Alive

Chadian Opposition leader Alive

The Chadian opposition leader Ngarlejy Yorongar is alive. The head of the Federation of Action for the Republic (FAR) arrived Sunday in the Cameroonian...
Sarkozy seeks new ties in Africa

Sarkozy seeks new ties in Africa

France is to renegotiate all defence agreements with its former colonies in Africa, Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday, in the strongest signal yet that...
Katoucha is really dead

Katoucha is really dead

“She fell into the seine river and drowned right on the spot... her body bore no suspicious marks", indicated sources close to the police...
Katoucha’s body found?

Katoucha’s body found?

Katoucha Niane’s body may have been found at last. Her mysterious disappearence almost a month ago raised lots of suspicions. Among them, a theory...
French President negotiates deals in South Africa

French President negotiates deals in South Africa

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on a two day visit to Cape Town, South Africa’s political capital, where he is expected to sign a...
French President Nicolas Sarkozy targets deals in Africa

French President Nicolas Sarkozy targets deals in Africa

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is on a two day visit to Cape Town, South Africa's political capital, where he is expected to address the...
Ayaan Hirsi Ali soon a french citizen ?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali soon a french citizen ?

France supports Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a former Dutch Minister who has received death threats for her views on radical islam. Paris is examining how...
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Katoucha’s Disappearance : Police Inquiry begins

Paris Police Department has started an inquiry into the disappearance of Katoucha Niane. Persons close to the former Super Model from Guinea have been...
CPJ urges Cote d’Ivoire to lift RFI suspension

CPJ urges Cote d’Ivoire to lift RFI suspension

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Ivorian authorities to immediately lift the indefinite suspension of the FM broadcasts of the...
Chad: Rebels withdraw from N’djamena

Chad: Rebels withdraw from N’djamena

Chadian rebels who surrounded the presidency in N'Djamena on Sunday in a bid to oust President Idriss Deby have withdrawn completely following helicopter raids...
Chad: Government forces claim Victory

Chad: Government forces claim Victory

Rebels seeking to topple the government of President Idriss Deby fought their way to a few blocks to the presidential palace on the weekend,...
Chad: War rages on

Chad: War rages on

After a calm night following the intense violent exchange between rebel and government forces on Saturday, Sunday has been crippled with more intense fighting....