France News

Governance takeaways from the upheaval in France

An editorial cartoon by Patrick Chappatte, in a recent edition of the New York Times, conveyed the fury of the Yellow Vests of France, and the ominously open-ended character of their one-month old protest rivetingly.

Punch , Nigeria Dec 13, 2018

UCT renames 'Jammie' Memorial Hall to Sarah Baartman Hall

"In 1814 she was sold to an animal trainer in France, where she died barely a year later of disease and homesickness."

News 24 , South Africa Dec 13, 2018

Alison becoming Kop idol

From the moment he started training with Klopp’s squad, at a camp in southern France, his new team-mates quickly realised that the level of quality behind them had gone up several notches.

IOL , South Africa Dec 13, 2018

Wenger advises Zidane to move to the Premier League amid Man United links

''In all the other countries basically you can say in December who will win the championship and there are some countries, like France, where you can say it in September.

Tuko , Kenya Dec 13, 2018

Several dozen killed near Mali’s border with Niger

France helped Malian forces stave off a jihadist insurgency that took control of large parts of the troubled north in 2012, but large swathes of the country remain out of the government’s control, despite a 2015 peace accord designed to isolate the Islamists.

The Independent , Uganda Dec 13, 2018

French court convicts seven of helping migrants cross Alps

A court in southeast France on Thursday sentenced seven people including three foreigners for illegally helping a group of migrants cross into the country over an Alpine pass from Italy.

Punch , Nigeria Dec 13, 2018

Several dozen killed near Mali's border with Niger

France helped Malian forces stave off a jihadist insurgency that took control of large parts of the troubled north in 2012, but large swathes of the country remain out of the government's control, despite a 2015 peace accord designed to isolate the Islamists.

News 24 , South Africa Dec 13, 2018

CFO granted bail of C$7.5m

Meng, 46, was arrested on December 1 at the request of US authorities as she changed planes in Vancouver while on her way from Hong Kong to Mexico to Costa Rica to Argentina to France and back to China.

IOL , South Africa Dec 13, 2018

Football club intermediaries paid €2.14bn in 2013-18 transfers —FIFA

This year, clubs from England, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Spain and France were responsible for 83.9 per cent of the global spend on commissions paid to intermediaries.

Punch , Nigeria Dec 13, 2018

Christmas market gunman evades French police two days after attack

The death toll in an attack on Strasbourg's Christmas market rose to three on Thursday as police searched through eastern France and manned checkpoints on the German border in a hunt for the fugitive gunman.

Times Live , South Africa Dec 13, 2018