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  • Africa & World

    France’s ex-President Sarkozy sentenced to one year in jail

    A French court Thursday convicted former president Nicolas Sarkozy of illegal campaign financing over massive overspending on his 2012 re-election campaign and sentenced him to one year in prison. The verdict came six months after Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption in a separate trial.  Sarkozy, who spent nearly twice the legal limit on his failed bid for a second…

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  • Football

    Former France defender dies after 40 years in coma

    FORMER France defender Jean-Pierre Adams has died at the age of 73, almost 40 years after falling into a coma following a medical error, his former clubs, Paris St Germain and Nimes, said on Monday. In 1982, Adams was administered a near-fatal dose of anaesthetic ahead of a routine knee operation, which caused brain damage. The Dakar-born Adams had won…

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  • Africa & World

    French President Macron tests positive for COVID-19

    FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for coronavirus, his office said on Thursday, sparking a track and trace effort targeting EU leaders and senior officials who met him in recent days. “The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today,” Macron’s office said in a statement. “This diagnosis was made following a PCR test performed at…

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