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The trial of RFI's Hausa-language correspondent in Cameroon, Ahmed Abba, has been postponed for a month, by which date he will have spent 17 months in prison, because experts had failed to provide a report on the contents of his computers and mobile phone at today's hearing. France Médias Monde again called for his release and the dismissal of complicity with terrorism charges.
François Hollande has congratulated Barack Obama on winning a second term as US president.
The French president, François Hollande, has congratulated Barack Obama on winning a second term as US president.
In a statement, Mr Hollande gave his “warmest congratulations” on behalf of the French republic.
“Your re-election is a clear choice in favour of an America that his open, united, fully engaged on the global scene, and conscious of the challenges facing our planet: peace, the economy, and the environment,” he said.
“I am convinced that, during your new mandate, you will continue to strengthen our partnership by favouring the return of economic growth in our countries; fighting against unemployment; and finding solutions to the crises that threaten us, notably in the Middle East,” he added.
The French economics minister Pierre Moscovici, the labour minister Michel Sapin, and former prime minister François Fillon have also praised Mr Obama’s re-election.