France thwarted five attacks since January, prime minister says

France has thwarted five attacks since January, Prime Minister Manuel Valls told France Inter radio on Thursday. “The threat has never been so high,” Valls said. “We have never in our history been confronted with this kind of terrorism.” Valls said the figure included the arrest at the weekend of a 24-year-old Algerian man who had planned to attack churches ...

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Russia steps up business with Africa

Squeezed between United States and European Union (EU) sanctions, Russian authorities have sought to implement existing bilateral agreements to strengthen economic relations and military ties, as well as study the possibilities of entering new markets with export products in some African countries

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World Bank assists Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

The World Bank Group (WBG) on Friday said it will provide 650 million US dollars during the next 12 to 18 months to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis. The new WBG pledge, which brings the organization’s total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to date to ...

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