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Four Frenchmen kidnapped in Niger

Four Frenchmen kidnapped in Niger

Four French expatriates, working in Niger, were abducted Sunday by people suspected to be members of the Movement of Nigeriens for Justic e (MNJ),...
Dysentery bacteria discovery marks research breakthrough

Dysentery bacteria discovery marks research breakthrough

Researchers at INSERM in France recently discovered that Shigella, a bacterium responsible for causing acute intestinal inflammation, destroys our immune defences. This is an important discovery...
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Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine in a coma

Legendary Egyptian film director Youssef Chahine was airlifted to France Monday after slipping into a coma as a result of brain hemorrhage, Khaled Yussef,...
Security accord signed by Mauritius and France

Security accord signed by Mauritius and France

Mauritius and France on Saturday signed an agreement in the French capital, Paris, covering security and civilian protection. Official sources in Port-Louis said on...
Nigerian President promises increase in oil production

Nigerian President promises increase in oil production

Nigeria's President Umaru Yar'Adua said Thursday in Paris that his administration would work to raise Nigeria's crude oil production capacity from the current 2...
France to help Sudan investigate plane crash

France to help Sudan investigate plane crash

France on Wednesday offered to send a team of investigators to Khartoum to help the Sudanese authorities find the cause of Tuesday's plane crash...
Football : Cameroon Olympic Team meets Japan

Football : Cameroon Olympic Team meets Japan

The Olympic team of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroons left France Saturday night, for Japan. While in the land of the rising sun, the...
Yves Saint Laurent’s ashes to be kept in Marrakech Morocco

Yves Saint Laurent’s ashes to be kept in Marrakech Morocco

The ashes of the late french international designer, 71 year old Yves Saint Laurent, who passed away Sunday evening in Paris, will be kept...
Train and Bus crash kills children in France

Train and Bus crash kills children in France

At least five children were killed when a train run into a school bus in a French town, Allinges near the French Alps and...
Yves Saint Laurent kicks the bucket

Yves Saint Laurent kicks the bucket

Yves Saint Laurent, the international fashion legend passed away Saturday in Paris, France, his business partner and longtime friend Pierre Berger, announced. Yves Saint Laurent...
Football :  Morocco’s Amine Erbate Amine signs with Olympique de Marseille

Football : Morocco’s Amine Erbate Amine signs with Olympique de Marseille

Moroccan footballer Amine Erbate is set to play for French side Olympique of Marseille for the next three years, the French premier league side...
U.S: Joakim Noah caught for drug possesion

U.S: Joakim Noah caught for drug possesion

Joakim Noah has been arrested last Sunday at Gainesville (Florida, United States) with some weed and for non-respect of the local legislation regarding public...
Return of Obelisk of Axum improves Italy – Ethiopia relations

Return of Obelisk of Axum improves Italy – Ethiopia relations

Lauding last April’s return of the Obelisk of Axoum -- stolen by the Italian government under Mussolini who tried to colonise Ethiopia between 1935...
Football : French club AS St Etienne thrashes Mauritius national team

Football : French club AS St Etienne thrashes Mauritius national team

French League 1 football side, AS St-Etienne, completed their tour of the Indian Ocean island on Friday with a 3-1 victory over the Mauritius...
Six Moroccans die and several wounded in French accident

Six Moroccans die and several wounded in French accident

A bus carrying Moroccan workers to Paris from Morocco drove into a motorway pillar near Blois, killing seven people and injuring twenty five others....
Samir Nasri gets a transfer from Olympique de Marseille to Arsenal

Samir Nasri gets a transfer from Olympique de Marseille to Arsenal

Following the French sports daily L’Equipe’s announcement, Wednesday, that Samir Nasri was to sign a four year contract with Arsenal, the English club and...
Lung cancer : Genetic or Smoke induced ?

Lung cancer : Genetic or Smoke induced ?

Is it possible to be genetically predisposed to lung cancer? The answer seems to be “yes”. Why do some smokers develop lung cancer, while others...
Kenya Airways resumes Paris flights

Kenya Airways resumes Paris flights

Kenya Airways, one of Africa's leading international air lines, on Friday announced plans to resume its Paris flights after a three-month suspension following the...
Al Qaeda suspects arrested in France

Al Qaeda suspects arrested in France

According to France 24 eight people were arrested in France in a joint operation with police in Germany and the Netherlands where two other...
FARC documents compromising Venezuela considered genuine

FARC documents compromising Venezuela considered genuine

Documents implicating that the FARC guerilla has strong ties with Venezuela and Ecuador were judged to be authentic by Interpol this Thursday according to...
Morocco : Three French nationals charged for illegal possession of arms

Morocco : Three French nationals charged for illegal possession of arms

Three French nationals arrested at the Marrakech airport (southern Morocco) with guns, cartridges and undeclared euros were charged at the Rabat military court on...
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French Minsterial visit to Comoros rejected by Parliamentarians

French State Secretary for Overseas France, Yves Jégo, who was scheduled Thursday to begin a day-long visit to Moroni with his Cooperation counterpart, Alain...
Football : Abdeslam Ouaddou wins racism case in France

Football : Abdeslam Ouaddou wins racism case in France

The Metz family court (Tribunal de Grande Instance de Metz), France, sentenced a football fan on Tuesday for having insulted the Moroccan footballer Abdeslam...
French police under fire for the death of young Tunisian

French police under fire for the death of young Tunisian

Witnesses accused the police of blunder following the arrest and death of a young Tunisian on Friday in the city of Grasse (South East...
Morocco gets a new French coach

Morocco gets a new French coach

Frenchman Roger Lemere has been appointed coach of the Moroccan national football team, a statement from the Moroccan Royal Football Association (FRMF) indicated Tuesday....
Four EUFOR troops seized by gov’t of Chad

Four EUFOR troops seized by gov’t of Chad

Four troops from EUFOR, the European Union force in Chad, were arrested on 7 May by local authorities near the southern town of Moundou....
Hardcore racism in the French film industry

Hardcore racism in the French film industry

I am a French actress; I studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique. I am a dub actor for theater plays, television and...
French rugby club to sign Namibian player

French rugby club to sign Namibian player

Namibian Kees Lensing has undergone medical tests with a view to signing a contract with the Castres rugby club (Top 14) in France, a...
Football : Zambia signs French coach from Ghana

Football : Zambia signs French coach from Ghana

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has hired Frenchman Herve Renaud to prepare the African nation's team for the 2010 World Cup finals in...
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Sophia Nelson sings Jazz

Sophia Nelson was born in Ghana, where the local music -- high-life -- is directly related to Caribbean calypso and Cuban rhythms. This could...