Latest articles on Nicolas Sarkozy

French court rules Sarkozy should be tried over campaign funding

Sarkozy faces charges of illicit financing of his failed 2012 election campaign

Women’s unpaid work must be included in GDP calculations: Lessons from history

The methods used to measure gross domestic product are being criticised for excluding the unpaid work done by women

Sarkozy ‘arrested over campaign financing’

The former president is being questioned in connection to former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and the source of his funding for his 2007 campaign

French presidents ‘tried to torpedo SA arms deal probe’

An arms deal insider has quit the People's Tribunal on Economic Crimes after claiming French leaders tried to quash the probe into Thales and Thint.

Macron faces hurdles, despite massive boost

France's youngest president in the six decade-long Fifth Republic has transformed the country’s political landscape in a matter of weeks

Assange: Time for legal action against US snooping

Julian Assange says that the time has come for legal action after leaked documents reveal Washington spied on three French presidents.

You’re nicked, Sarkozy

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy is facing criminal charges for alleged abuse of power.

France’s former leader Sarkozy charged with corruption

France's former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors say.

IMF’s Lagarde in court for arbitration battle

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has arrived in court to be questioned by a French magistrate over her role in a €285-million arbitration payment.

France unhappy with the new normal

Whatever the PR, things are not looking sunny for Franois Hollande. Opinion polls show that normal is not enough.

Sarkozy’s house raided as L’Oreal detectives make up for lost time

Detectives investigating alleged illegal campaign-financing by L'Oreal heir Liliane Bettencourt, have raided the former French president's mansion.

Hollande replacements denounced as start of ‘witch hunt’

Francois Hollande has replaced France's top three security officials after he criticised them for being too close to his predecessor.

Can France’s Hollande smooth Africa’s ruffled feathers?

Observers say Francois Hollande should pursue more equitable relations with Africa than Nicolas Sarkozy, who at times showed obvious arrogance.

The economic week ahead: Merkozy out, Merde in

Beyond French election results, central bank speeches in the US, production figures in Europe and key releases in SA, it will be an interesting week.

Don’t pop the champagne just yet, warns France’s Hollande

France's defending president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has promised supporters a "surprise" as Socialist rival Franois Hollande says he's certain of nothing.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.


Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday