As it happened: Fillon tops French conservative primary

As it happened: Fillon tops French conservative primary

Former French prime ministers François Fillon and Alain Juppé will vie for the conservative nomination in a primary run-off after handing former president Nicolas Sarkozy a shock defeat on Sunday. Follow the events as they happened with our liveblog. Fillon stunned his opponents by taking more that 44% of the vote, well ahead of Juppé […]

South Sudan fighting tops African Union summit agenda

South Sudan fighting tops African Union summit agenda

Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has claimed more than 300 lives dominated discussions at an African Union summit that opened Sunday in the Rwandan capital Kigali. A shaky ceasefire has held since late Monday following the fighting that raged for four days in Juba, leaving hundreds dead and forcing 40,000 to flee their homes. […]