News - French

Burkina Faso: Terror Attack Leaves 18 People Dead

1 day ago /
International News 

18 people have been killed and a number of others wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses say one Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. A jihadist attack on...

Burkina Faso Terror Attack Kills 18, Government Says

2 days ago /
International News 

Eighteen people have been killed and a number wounded in a "terrorist attack" in the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, the government says. Gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a restaurant, witnesses said. One Turkish citizen died but other nationalities are yet to be confirmed. The attack is...

Arsenal Fear Missing Out On Signing Monaco’s Lemar

1 month ago /

Arsenal believe they could miss out on the signing of key target Thomas Lemar from Monaco. The Gunners are still trying to land the 21-year-old France international but the French champions may not be keen to let another player leave. The Monaco exit of Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea and the likely departure...

UN Opposes Forced Return Of Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon

1 month ago /

The United Nations (UN) has opposed the Cameroonian government’s “forced repatriation” of 130, 000 Nigerian refugees to the border towns of Banki, Gwoza and Pulka in Borno State. According to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the repatriation is in gross violation of the tripartite agreement of voluntary return of...

Henry Onyekuru Still Has Eye For Arsenal

1 month ago /
Sports  

Henry Onyekuru has opened up that he has “always dreamt of playing for Arsenal” despite opting to join Everton. The 20-year-old, however, explained that he took the time to evaluate offers before him before narrowing down his decision to The Toffees. The former KAS Eupen man revealed that he wanted to move...

Trump Russia Claims: Mood In The White House Is 'Fantastic'

1 month ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump says the mood in the White House is "fantastic" despite intense scrutiny of his campaign's alleged dealings with Russia. He told Reuters the administration was "functioning beautifully". The president also defended his son, who it has emerged met a Russian lawyer during the election campaign. US media describe the White...

Lacazette Reveals That Countryman Henry Inspired 'Dream' Arsenal Move

1 month ago /
Sports  

New Arsenal signing Alexandre Lacazette has said that Thierry Henry was a major part of the inspiration for his “dream” move to the Emirates. Lacazette, 26, completed a reported €53 million move — which would be a Gunners club record — on Wednesday, and afterward he told the club’s website that...

France Plans €1billion Investment In Nigeria’s Oil And Gas Industry

1 month ago /
Business and Economy  

The French government has said that it has set aside about one billion Euros to be invested in the Nigeria oil and gas industry, stating that Nigeria remains her first economic trading partner in Africa. France Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Denys Gauer, declared this when the Group General Manager, Group...

CAN To Osinbajo: Omission Of CRK From School Curriculum Can Set The Nation On Fire

2 months ago /
Education  Nation 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to do something about the exclusion of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) from secondary schools curriculum. Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, made the demand during in a meeting with Osinbajo on Wednesday. Ayokunle described the new curriculum as “divisive and ungodly”. He...

Macron’s Party Set To Win Parliamentary Vote In France

2 months ago /
International News 

France’s prime minister has declared victory for President Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling party in the French parliamentary election’s first round, as projected results show his centrist bloc on course for a massive majority to push through his pro-business reforms. “France is back,” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Sunday, as he said...

French Open: Rafael Nadal Beats Stan Wawrinka To Win The Tournament For A 10th Time

2 months ago /
Sports   Tennis 

Spain's Rafael Nadal made history by winning a record 10th French Open title with victory over Stan Wawrinka in the Paris final. Nadal, 31, came through 6-2 6-3 6-1 against the Swiss third seed to claim his 15th major title. He becomes the first man or woman in the Open era to...

Serena Williams Expecting Baby Girl

2 months ago /
Tennis 

Tennis champ Serena Williams is expecting a baby girl, her sister, Venus, spilled the beans in a short interview with Eurosport on Wednesday. She said at the French Open in Stade Roland-Garros, Paris, France that, `‘I want to be known as the favourite aunt”. Venus was asked about the baby in the...

Riyad Mahrez Asks To Leave Leicester City

2 months ago /
Sports  

Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez has announced he wants to leave the club. The 26-year-old, who joined from French club Le Havre for a reported £400,000 in 2014, said he had agreed "to stay for another season" following "a good discussion with the chairman" after the Foxes won the Premier League...

Arsene Wenger’s Future In Arsenal To Be Announced Soon

2 months ago /
Sports  

A board meeting is taking place at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Tuesday (May 30) with the future of Arsene Wenger as manager on the agenda. Wenger’s contract as manager of the club ended with the final match of the season and decisions on his future have been made by senior management. Board...

SADEC, North Africa Call For Rotational Pan AFRICAN Parliament Presidency

2 months ago /
International News 

The highly contested presidency of the Pan African Parliament continues to be a source of concern by members of the body.   The term of office for the current president, Roger Nkodo Dang of Cameroon is coming to an end soon. And members from the SADEC and North Africa are now...

Monaco Cling To Hope Of Miracle In Turin

3 months ago /
Sports  

Even Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim rates it as only a one in 20 shot.  And many would say that is an optimistic view of his young side’s chances of overturning a 2-0 deficit against Juventus in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final here on Tuesday. The free-scoring French champions-in-waiting have...

Emmanuel Macron: French President-Elect To Fight 'Forces Of Division'

3 months ago /
International News  Politics 

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency.

 

Juventus Close On Final As Higuain Hurts Monaco

3 months ago /
Sports  

Gonzalo Higuain scored both goals as an imperious Juventus beat Monaco 2-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday to take a huge step towards next month’s final in Cardiff. Both of Higuain’s goals came from Dani Alves assists, with the Argentine hitman rounding off a breathtaking team move...

Eight Malian Soldiers Killed In Ambush

3 months ago /
International News 

The army in Mali says suspected Islamist militants have ambushed and killed eight soldiers.  A spokesman said the troops were attacked while travelling in a convoy on Tuesday. No group was named and no one has claimed responsibility.  The government extended a state of emergency at the weekend in response to the...

French Election: Emmanuel Macron And Marine Le Pen To Fight For Presidency

3 months ago /
International News 

Centrist Emmanuel Macron has gone through to the second round of the French election, where he will face far-right leader, Marine Le Pen. Mr Macron, a former banker, is seen as a political newcomer - and ran without the backing of an established party. After topping Sunday's vote, he is now favourite...


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