Laurence Boutreux

Spain’s elite shaken by ‘blackmailer’ cop’s recordings

Spain's justice minister is the latest high-profile personality to be embarrassed by leaked recordings of a past conversation with the "blackmailer"

Delay envisaged in Guinea vote

Two days short of the planned presidential election in Guinea, people were still waiting to know whether the poll will go ahead on Sunday.

Eat local? No thanks, say Senegalese

The look on Mame Couma Tandjigora's face tells the story. She scowls, as many in her country might when asked about locally grown rice.

Soldiers accused of rape after Guinea massacre

Women caught up in a massacre of opposition protesters in Guinea alleged on Monday they had been raped by soldiers behind the bloodbath.

Guinea’s junta leader calls for probe into massacre

Guinea's military ruler has asked for a UN-backed probe after junta forces massacred more than 150 people.

Seventeen die in Paris inferno

Seventeen people including many children died and about 30 were injured early on Friday when a blaze ripped through a dilapidated apartment building in Paris occupied by African families. The origin of one of the worst blazes in post-war Paris was not known, but a criminal investigation is under way. The fire was a reminder of a blaze on April 15 this year in the central Opera district in which 24 people, also immigrants, perished in a hotel.

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