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Libya: The infernal trap

Issued on: 09/12/2019 – 18:01Modified: 09/12/2019 – 18:01 FRANCE 24 brings you an exclusive documentary filmed in war-torn Libya by Catherine Norris Trent, Julie Dungelhoeff and Abdallah Malkawi. This special report takes you to the front lines of the conflict and to the heart of the huge
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Abidjan ‘Festival of Laughter’ celebrates African stand-up comedy

Issued on: 07/12/2019 – 16:26Modified: 07/12/2019 – 16:26 Comedians from across French-speaking Africa are at the Palace of Culture in Abidjan this weekend for the fifth-annual Festival of Laughter, an event that aims to promote stand-up comedy on the continent. Advertising Read more This weekend, Abidjan is Africas “Capital of Laughter” — or at least, thats the
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UK court dismisses torture charges against former Liberia first lady

Issued on: 06/12/2019 – 19:24Modified: 06/12/2019 – 19:25 A British judge on Friday dismissed torture charges against the ex-wife of the former Liberian president Charles Taylor, relating to the west African countrys bitter civil war. Advertising Read more Agnes Taylor, 54, had denied accusations of being involved in the torture of a child and conspiring to use
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Pirates kidnap 19 crew members of Greek tanker off Nigeria

Issued on: 05/12/2019 – 11:35Modified: 05/12/2019 – 11:35 Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria, an official with the ships operator said on Thursday. Advertising Read more The loaded vessel was attacked 77 nautical miles off Bonny island late on Dec. 3 and the crew – 18 Indians and one Turk – were seized, the official
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Rwanda inks deal with PSG football club to promote tourism

Issued on: 05/12/2019 – 09:52Modified: 05/12/2019 – 09:52 Rwanda signed a deal on Wednesday with French football club Paris St Germain to promote tourism in the east African nation, its second such agreement since last year. Advertising Read more “We invest part of our tourism revenues in strategic collaborations such as the one with Paris St Germain because we