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Following historic strike by French educators, government comes to the negotiating table

Thousands of teachers and education sector staff struck work across France on January 13 against the French government’s erratic rules regarding testing at schools. They also sought better safety measures and working conditions

As France’s vaccine pass proposal passes in National Assembly, left decries technocratic logic

On Thursday, the French National Assembly passed a bill calling for making vaccine passes mandatory with 214 votes in favor, 93 against and 27 abstentions. The Senate will vote on the bill early next week

New Caledonia Referendum - France Progressive sections denounce outcome of New Caledonia referendum 

The referendum on freedom from France in the collectivity of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific saw over 50% of the electorate boycotting the vote, adhering to the call of pro-independence forces. Meanwhile, pro-French loyalist sections have claimed victory

Egypt-France military cooperation Egypt targeted and killed civilians using French military intelligence, new report reveals

The report has sparked anger along with multiple calls for investigations amid revelations that France was directly responsible for 19 air strikes by Egyptian authorities which killed hundreds of people and destroyed several vehicles between 2016 and 2018

As the planet wants to go green, France has a nuclear habit it just cannot kick

With one of every three lightbulbs in France being lit by the yellow-cake uranium from Niger, its armies have garrisoned the Sahel, from Mauritania at one end to Chad at the other, as part of Operation Barkhane. War is what turns on the lights in France

Moroccan law suit - France Journalists condemn Morocco’s bid to persecute French media houses

The Kingdom of Morocco has filed a lawsuit at the Paris Criminal Court against seven French media houses alleging defamation for accusing it of using the Pegasus software, to spy on journalists, activists and politicians 

Workers Strike-France Thousands join national strike in France amid attacks on labor rights

Major trade unions in France want to push workers’ demands to the mainstream prior to kick start of the political campaigns for the 2022 French presidential elections

Algeria recalls envoy to France, closes airspace to French military planes

The Algerian government’s actions come following comments by French president Emmanuel Macron, which the government said amounts to foreign interference in its internal affairs

Rwanda’s military is the French proxy on African soil

Over July and August Rwandan soldiers were deployed in Mozambique, purportedly to fight ISIS terrorists. However, behind this campaign is French maneuvering that benefits an energy giant eager to exploit natural gas resources, and perhaps, some backroom deals over history

Workers in France protest for health democracy

In recent protests against the health pass and mandatory vaccination rules, trade union activists have been pointing out the failures of the Emmanuel Macron-led government in controlling the pandemic while highlighting the need for proper public health measures

Regional elections -France Far-right and Macronists face setback in French regional polls while traditional parties hold ground

The center-right conservative Les Républicains (LR) and allies managed to win in seven regions while the center-left Socialist Party (PS) and allies won five regions in mainland France

Sub-contracted hotel workers in Paris win pay rise after two years of heroic struggle

In a historic victory for subcontracted workers in the French hospitality sector, about 20 cleaning and sanitation staff at the Ibis Batignolles hotel in Paris won better pay and working conditions after 22 months of relentless struggle

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