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The new French president's hands may be too tied to work with Africa
The new French president's hands may be too tied to work with Africa
On May 7, the French people spoke and elected Emmanuel Macron as their next president of the Republic. He was inaugurated on Sunday. Gathering...
Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency
Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency
Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a...
Why are former colonies in Africa so important to France?
Why are former colonies in Africa so important to France?
France's presidential candidates are all too well aware of the importance that their country attaches to Africa and the former colonies. In the...
Gloves off in French presidential live TV bout
Gloves off in French presidential live TV bout
Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron have clashed over France’s economy, security and Europe in an ill-tempered televised...
Macron's optimistic centrist vision for France
Macron's optimistic centrist vision for France
France holds its final-round presidential election on Sunday with Emmanuel Macron the favourite to win against Marine Le Pen. The stand-off between...
​Curbing ‘big men’ may stem exodus
​Curbing ‘big men’ may stem exodus
Walk around the Eiffel Tower and you’re struck by two things: the enormity of a structure three times the height of Victoria Falls, and the...
France to seek ICC options for war crimes probe in Aleppo
France to seek ICC options for war crimes probe in Aleppo
France is working to find a way for the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into war crimes it...
Corsica refuses to drop burkini ban, becomes the third French town to do so
Corsica refuses to drop burkini ban, becomes the third French town to do so
A Corsican seaside resort has become the third French town to ban full-body swimsuits worn by some Muslim women after scuffles on the beach.
Artist Nelson Makamo – rural boy made good
Artist Nelson Makamo – rural boy made good
There is a verve to Nelson Makamo even as he plots a future without the support of a gallery.
The France of the Indian Ocean: Everyone belongs on Reunion Island
The France of the Indian Ocean: Everyone belongs on Reunion Island
An island escape conjures up visions of endless untouched white sand, crystal-blue water and days that roll into one another as you soak up the...
These troglodytes had more brains than brawn
These troglodytes had more brains than brawn
Long thought of as thick-skulled brutes, Neanderthals were already building complex underground structures by firelight 176 500 years ago, said a...
Jet crash in French Alps reported to have no survivors
Jet crash in French Alps reported to have no survivors
French President François Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people.

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