Devin Townsend

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French migrant camp reduced to 'ashes' after huge fire

A fire razed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk in northern France overnight after fighting among its inhabitants left several people injured, the region’s top government official said early on Tuesday.<p>The camp, set up just over a year ago and equipped with tightly-packed wooden …

Riots in Paris after police shoot Chinese man dead

The fatal shooting of Chinese man at his home has sparked violent protests in Paris.<br>More than 100 people from the capital’s large Chinese community confronted riot police, throwing bottles and setting fire to vehicles.<br>Officials said 35 people are being questioned following the street protests.<br>The …

World Map of Literature

Redditor Backforward24 created this neat "Literature of the World" - a map composed of books from/about each nation of the world.<p>The selection of …

El Salvador

Brexit as an opportunity for Africa?

As British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers formal Brexit talks, African nations are gearing up for negotiations of their own. But it's not all …

South Africa

How To Explore The Black Périgord Of France

If you love maps and books and enjoy twiddling with a GPS, French geography will still challenge you. Administrative divisions, including 13 <i>regions</i> subdivided into 96 <i>d</i> <i>épartements</i> in mainland France (and Corsica), frequently change names and boundaries.<p>Take the example of Périgord. This patch of …

French banks posted 'multi-billion euro profits' in tax havens

The Eurozone’s 20 biggest banks earned over a quarter of their profits in tax havens in 2015, according to a report released Monday by Oxfam.<p>The report details how, in 2015, top Eurozone banks generated €25 billion in profits in low-tax territories like the Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg, the …

Le Pen visit to Chad causes outcry

The French far-right presidential candidate has positioned herself as a champion of African sovereignty. But her visit to the French military base in …

Africa

Int'l court sentences Congo ex-vice president to extra year

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Congolese vice president was sentenced Wednesday to an extra year in prison and fined 300,000 euros ($324,000) …

As South Sudan's Civil War Worsens, Thousands of Children Are Being Forced to Join the Fight. Will Washington Help?

World South Sudan Child Soldiers<p>It was just before dark, and Charles was pulling weeds with his father in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state when …

Annual Summit To Connect U.S. Investors With African Entrepreneurs Had Zero Africans After Visa Denials

According to administrators, all guests —expected to arrive from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa— were denied …

South Africa

2028 Olympics not an option for Paris, says bid chief

Paris Olympic bid officials have ruled out any possibility of the French capital hosting the 2028 Games and say it is 2024 or nothing.<p>Three-times …

International Olympic Committee

Pieter Hugo shows the hidden face of Africa

South African photographer Pieter Hugo shoots haunting images: of AIDS sufferers, victims of war and outsiders. These pictures, which give Africa's …

Africa

Over 150 lawmakers call on France to recognise Palestinian statehood

More than 150 French lawmakers signed an open letter on Sunday urging outgoing President Francois Hollande to officially recognise the Palestinian Territories as a state.<p>The move comes during a period of renewed international determination to revive the two-state solution, after the last talks …

France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed

The decision, announced late Saturday, was taken following a request from President Mahamadou Issoufou after Wednesday's attack near the border with …

The value of the global affair that is the Cape Winelands

Some argue that international buyers spoil the game for locals, using their dollars/euros/pounds to tilt the playing fields away from those …

Wine