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November 15 2014

From Africa is a Country Sat Nov 15 2014, 08:00:29

Legendary documentarian Jihan El-Tahri started her career as a journalist, working as a news agency correspondent and TV researcher covering Middle East politics before starting to direct and produce documentaries for French TV, the BBC, PBS and other international broadcasters. She has since directed more than a dozen films including the Emmy nominated The House [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Nov 15 2014, 06:21:59

Iraqi pro-government forces on Saturday broke the siege of the country's main oil refinery, where security forces had held out for months against the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said.

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From Emergent Africa Sat Nov 15 2014, 05:43:00

Pierre Englebert in the NYTimes:

The larger issue in Burkina Faso, as elsewhere in Africa, is that formally democratic rules can easily be applied to perpetuate the authoritarian domination of a ruling clique. People might vote and parliament might convene, follow procedure and pass laws, but it is a largely hidden network of patronage alliances and security agencies that actually rules. This system excludes large segments of society from the benefits of genuine representation and produces vast inequalities mediated though access to state resources and offices. It breeds grievances, alienation and anger, which the burning down of Burkina Faso's Parliament by demonstrators illustrates only too well.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Nov 15 2014, 05:06:16

France's Ministry of Health on Saturday said it has extended its Ebola airport screening procedures to also cover passengers arriving from Mali after the African country confirmed its second outbreak of the deadly virus.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Nov 15 2014, 02:47:30

A Canadian academic accused of the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue arrived in France on Saturday after losing his six-year legal battle against extradition, an airport source told AFP.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sat Nov 15 2014, 01:50:36

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Russia's aggression against Ukraine was "appalling" and a threat to the world, while European nations threatened further sanctions against Moscow if it did not end the flow of weapons and troops.

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November 14 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 14 2014, 22:34:16

A showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely at the G20 summit in Australia starting on Saturday, following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Fri Nov 14 2014, 16:34:37

The French capital must not become "a museum city", Paris's Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo said ahead of a vote Monday on whether to approve the construction of a vast new skyscraper, a project that her conservative opponents want to block.

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From Africa is a Country Fri Nov 14 2014, 16:00:49

The United States lives in a state of constant fear. Currently, Ebola is to blame. The U.S. fears (but maybe also hopes) to be part of a world that is, to some American minds, every day likelier to live a pandemic outbreak like the one in The Walking Dead. But they are afraid to get [...]

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From Africa is a Country Fri Nov 14 2014, 15:22:36

The official visit to Colombia by Britain's Prince Charles, and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, left us with many picturesque moments, but two seemingly unrelated events stand out. The first one took place on October 30th at the Centre for Peace, Memory, and Reconciliation in Bogotá, where the couple attended an event in honor of [...]

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