Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

EU questions Apple's tax deals in Ireland

Read more

FOCUS

The Iraqi TV show where victims confront terrorists

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Syrian student risks her life to film IS group stronghold

Read more

LIFESTYLES

Forgotten and fictional sports

Read more

DEBATE

Modi in America: India's Prime minister on triumphant US tour

Read more

DEBATE

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy movement gets global support

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

China censors Hong Kong protests on social media

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Diane von Fürstenberg, Fashion designer

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Islamic State group crackdown

Read more

All the news from Africa and the Maghreb, with France 24’s correspondents and our guests on set. From Monday to Friday at 9.45 pm and 10.45 pm Paris time.

AFRICA NEWS

AFRICA NEWS

Latest update : 2014-02-24

Somalia’s presidential palace attacked

Somalia's presidential palace was attacked on Friday, with two car bombs breaking through the heavily fortified compound. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was unharmed but two government officials were killed along with the nine assailants. The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility. The group was ousted from the capital back in 2011 but attacks in the city have recently been on the increase again.

By Nicolas GERMAIN , Eve IRVINE , Charlotte PRUDHOMME

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2014-09-26 Africa

Islamic State group crackdown

A cell of suspects thought to work with the Islamic State group are arrested in a joint Moroccan Spanish operation. Examining allegations of murder, rape and child soldier...

Read more

2014-09-25 Africa

Famine in South Sudan: 4 million struggling to find enough to eat

Algerian forces keep up the hunt for the militant group responsible for the brutal beheading of French hiker Hervé Gourdel. Nigerian police and parents of schoolgirls abducted by...

Read more

2014-09-24 Nigeria

Algerian jihadists execute French hostage

An Algerian islamist group has beheaded a French hiker kidnapped in of Northern Algeria on Sunday. Militants calling themselves the Caliphate soldiers released a video of Hervé...

Read more

2014-09-17 Boko Haram

Several killed in Kano attack

Over a dozen people are killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack in in Kano. And there is still confusion over how many victims lost their lives in the collapse of a church...

Read more

2014-09-22 Sierra Leone

Algerian 'IS' splinter group snatches French tourist

An group linked to the Islamic State organisation has claimed responsibility for kidnapping a French national who was hiking in Algeria on Sunday. The Frenchman has appeared in...

Read more