European Athletics Championships cancelled because of coronavirus

The 2020 European Athletics Championships in Paris have been cancelled amid the coronavirus crisis. The event was due to be staged at the French capital’s Charlety Stadium from 25-30 August. Great Britain topped the medal table at the 2018 championships…

Manu Dibango: African saxophone legend dies of Covid-19

The African saxophone legend Manu Dibango has died in Paris after catching coronavirus. Dibango – best known for his 1972 hit Soul Makossa – is one of the first global stars to die from Covid-19. The 86-year-old fused jazz and…

Macron pension reform: Paris paralysed by massive strike (BBC)

The French capital is seeing huge jams and massive crowds on the few metro lines running as transport workers strike against planned pension reform. Ten of Paris’s 16 lines were shut and service on the others was disrupted. Many workers…

Paris’s Notre-Dame to celebrate first mass after fire (Guardian)

The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris will host its first mass on Saturday, exactly two months after the devastating blaze that shocked France and the world. For safety reasons, the mass led by Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit will be celebrated…

Yellow vest ‘ultimatum’ rally turns violent in Paris (Guardian)

After weeks of declining participation, France’s “yellow vest” protest movement attempted to rebound on Saturday with a major rally in Paris which quickly turned violent. A large crowd gathered on the Champs-Elysees avenue for the 18th straight week of anti-government…

Eight dead in possible arson attack at Paris apartment block (Guardian)

Eight people have died and 30 have been injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that is being treated by police as a possible arson attack, officials said Tuesday. The fire on the top floors of…

Super Falcons in tough France 2019 draw (Nation)

Reigning African champions, Super Falcons, have been handed a tough section at next year’s FIFA after the draws  were held b at a Seine Musicale in Paris yesterday. The draw was conducted by FIFA Legends Alex Scott and Louis Saha,…

Police clash with protesters over petrol costs (StandardMedia)

Police firing tear gas and water cannons clashed in Paris on Saturday with thousands of protesters angry over rising car fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, the second weekend of “yellow vest” protests across France. As night fell,…

There are too many people talking lazily about restructuring – Buhari (Vanguard)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Paris, France, has told Nigerians outside the shores of the country that ‘there are too many people talking lazily about restructuring’ and that they will not participate in the 2019 general elections. Buhari, who…

Buhari’s Paris comments an insult to Nigeria, says Fani-Kayode (Guardian)

President Muhammadu Buhari delivers an address on “Illicit Financial Flows & Corruption: The Challenge of Global Governance”, at the opening ceremony of the Paris Peace Forum held at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris on Sunday, November 11, 2018.…

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