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Christophe Parayre

Christophe Parayre

    French seize Abidjan airport as battle rages
    French seize Abidjan airport as battle rages
    The French army took over Côte d'Ivoire's main airport on Sunday as the battle for Abidjan dragged into a fourth day and recognised leader...
    Guinea faces difficult political transition
    Guinea faces difficult political transition
    Guinea is entering a delicate transition due to end within six months with the first democratic presidential elections since 1958, now that junta...
    Kidnapping lucrative for al-Qaeda in north Africa
    Kidnapping lucrative for al-Qaeda in north Africa
    Kidnapping has become a lucrative business for al-Qaeda's north African branch, experts said on Tuesday after a French national and three Spaniards...
    Africa wants polluters to pay for climate change
    Africa wants polluters to pay for climate change
    Africa will demand billions of dollars in compensation from rich polluting nations at a UN climate summit for the harm caused by global warming on...
    Guinea: A country blighted by its 'sick army'
    Guinea: A country blighted by its 'sick army'
    Brutal, indisciplined and divided, the Guinean army that turned a peaceful demonstration into a bloodbath on Monday is still powerful and difficult...
    African incomes to drop for first time in 15 years
    African incomes to drop for first time in 15 years
    Per capita income in Africa will fall in 2009 for the first time in 15 years, the head of the African Development Bank warned on Tuesday, in the...
    Opposition slams delay to Guinea's first free vote
    Opposition slams delay to Guinea's first free vote
    Guinea's opposition leaders on Tuesday slammed the electoral commission's decision to postpone the West African country's first free elections...
    Food prices: Africa shows first signs of trouble
    Food prices: Africa shows first signs of trouble
    Recent violent unrest over soaring food prices in several West African nations points to new signs of trouble on a continent where nearly half the...
    Abdallahi wins Mauritania's presidential vote
    Abdallahi wins Mauritania's presidential vote
    Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi won Mauritania's historic presidential election with 52,85% of the vote, the interior minister said on Monday.
    Senegalese to elect new president
    Senegalese to elect new president
    After a historic change of power in 2000, Senegal, one of Africa's oldest democracies, elects a new president on Sunday.
    Senegal to mark birth of poet-president Senghor
    Senegal to mark birth of poet-president Senghor
    Senegal will mark on Monday the 100th anniversary of the birth of "poet-president" Leopold Sedar Senghor, whose political and literary legacy will...
    Africa: The world's 'septic tank'
    Africa: The world's 'septic tank'
    "We talk of globalisation, of the global village, but here in Africa, we are under the impression of being that village's septic tank," says...