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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...
Albinos victims of human sacrifices

Albinos victims of human sacrifices

Water-Genies, fortune tellers, half-men half-gods, those are some of the attributes associated with albinos in some countries in Africa. Sought after for their good...
Football : French club Ivorian player Dindane out

Football : French club Ivorian player Dindane out

Ivorian international Aruna Dindane of the French club Lens will be out of action for six months, after he tore a ligament on his...
Football : Niang shortlisted for best player in France

Football : Niang shortlisted for best player in France

Senegalese International and Olympique of Marseille Striker Mamadou Niang is among the players shortlisted for the 2007-2008 Trophies of the National Union of Professional...
Suspected terrorist and killer of four French nationals re-arrested

Suspected terrorist and killer of four French nationals re-arrested

Sidi Ould Sidna, a suspected member of the gang of four that shot dead four French tourists in Mauritania last December, was re-arrested Wednesday,...
Dilemma of a black woman who wanted to be light skinned

Dilemma of a black woman who wanted to be light skinned

A British medical team recounts the misfortunes of a young woman of African origin who was obsessed about the colour of her skin. She...
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Egyptian President talks about budget plans to fight crisis

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has said his government would be keeping a watchful eye on budget expenditures for the near future in the face...
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Heavy debt relief for Liberia from the US and Paris club

The United States and other Paris Club official creditors have reached an accord with the Government of Liberia to forgive approximately US$ 254 million...
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Alcatel and Libya telecom and tehnology sign a $56m deal

Libya Telecom and Technology, the nation's main internet service provider and Alcatel-Lucent, a French manufacturing company, Wednesday signed an agreement to provide for the...
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Frenchlocked Ghana to improve french education

With Ghana being surrounded by French-speaking countries the education authorities, in conjunction with the French Embassy in Accra, are making conscious efforts to improve...
Swedish EUFOR colonel sacked for protecting french torturers

Swedish EUFOR colonel sacked for protecting french torturers

Swedish Col. Hans Am, who has been serving in the European Force in Chad and the Central African Republic (EUFOR), has been relieved of...
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UN conference to tackle Palestinian crisis to be held in Paris

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People says it will convene a UN International conference on the Palestinian...
Federer wins his first title of the season.

Federer wins his first title of the season.

Roger Federer, the top-ranked tennis player from Switzerland obtained his first title this year by beating Nikolay Davydenko in Portugal yesterday. The Russian sportsman...