"The huge amount of spatial debris that is generated is a real problem for active satellites."
Italian Space Agency
""It was the start of the conquest of space by the Soviets, which nobody was expecting""
Former ESA Director of Science
"We need new initiatives at the European level to deepen the functioning of the monetary union."
Vice- President, ECB
"I agree with the Trump policy about putting additional requests to China, because China can do more."
Former US Secretary of State
"France and Germany shouldn't be bullying the other 26."
MEP, Christian Democrats
"The tradition comes from the shepherds, who cooked their meat with dasarashi, between two slates."
Chef, Gabala Khanlar
"There’s one thing architects and politicians have in common: they both love big, expensive projects."
"There is no war in Senegal. But when you wake up in the morning and you have nothing to eat, this, too, is a kind of daily battle."
Four Frenchmen have returned home after being kidnapped by al-Qaeda linked gunmen in northern Niger three years ago.
The men, who were seized while
Four French hostages kidnapped in Niger have been freed after three years in captivity.
Thierry Dol, Marc Feret, Daniel Larribe and Pierre Legrand
Four French hostages kidnapped by al Qaeda’s north African wing three years ago in Niger have been
President Francois Hollande announced
Save The Children has produced a major new report on preventable child deaths worldwide, which ranks the safest and least safe countries in which to
There are fears that militant violence in West Africa is spreading after a double suicide attack in Niger which left more than 20 people dead, mostly
Islamist suicide bombers have struck at an army barracks and a French-run uranium mine in Niger.
In Agadez in the north, at least 20 soldiers were
Two suicide bombers have struck Northern Niger, injuring at least 16 people. A subsequent gunbattle with suspected Islamist militants has claimed the
Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered to pay unspecified damages to one farmer in Nigeria for loss of income.
The ruling comes after a court at the
Twelve months after the UN called for a huge clean-up of oil pollution in southern Nigeria, its Environment Programme says it is pleased the
One of the sons of fugitive former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi has arrived in neighbouring Niger.
Saadi Gaddafi crossed over the remote Sahara
Rumours that deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has fled to Burkina Faso continue, since loyalist troops arrived in the country.
Burkina Faso has been pinpointed as the most likely country where Muammar Gaddafi will seek refuge.
Nothing certain is known about Gaddafi’s
Up to 250 armoured vehicles accompanied by members of Muammar Gaddafi’s southern Libyan army battalions reportedly arrived at Agadez in Niger
Al-Qaeda’s North African wing on Wednesday released a video of four French hostages kidnapped in Niger last year.
It shows a series of stills of
The French government has said it is almost certain al-Qaeda was behind the abduction and killing of two Frenchmen in Niger at the weekend. French
Many mothers just do not know how good breast milk is for their babies, especially in the first six months. In Niger, for example, it is the custom
The first pictures of the five French citizens who were taken hostage in Africa two weeks ago have been broadcast on television.
The images were
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on Tuesday vowed to do all he can to free the seven hostages seized by Al Qaeda in Niger last week.
Al-Qaeda’s North African branch has confirmed it kidnapped seven foreigners in Niger last week.
Five of the hostages are French, the other two from