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Working in France as a Kenyan in 2023

At the end of 2022 French unemployment rate stood at 7.3 par cent, which remain among the highest rates in Europe. Against this backdrop, the majority of contracts are flexible, and permanent contracts are few. Employment levels are not predicted to rise significantly, however, there are jobs especially in certain sectors, although you stand a […]

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11 French bishops accused of sexual violence

Eleven former or serving French bishops have been accused of sexual abuse, including the former bishop of Bordeaux, who confessed to sexually assaulting a minor 35 years ago, according to a senior church body announced Monday. Jean-Pierre Ricard, a long-standing bishop of Bordeaux who was made a cardinal by Pope Francis in 2016, has admitted […]

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Paris public transport on strike this thursday

The Paris public transport operator has warned that services are likely to be ‘heavily disrupted’ during the one-day strike on Thursday, and has advised people to change their plans and work from home if possible. Thursday, November 10th, marks the third ‘inter-professional’ strike day in France but while the previous two saw minimal disruption, this […]

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European Union revokes KQ plane servicing licence

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has revoked a licence it had granted Kenya Airways (KQ) to maintain UK-registered aircraft after it failed a compliance audit. The national carrier said the agency withdrew the licence because, during the certification audit, the agency requested that KQ separates some of its general storage and have a […]

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Family bank to offer services to Kenyans in France

Family Bank is looking to facilitate more kenyans living abroad to send money and invest back home through the revamped Diaspora Banking Offering, which was specifically redesigned to cater for their banking needs. Through the Family Bank Diaspora Banking Offering, the bank will be able to provide personalized banking solutions to members of the diaspora […]

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Elizabeth Borne appointed as new French PM, first woman to hold the position in 30 years

Élisabeth Borne was appointed prime minister of France by President Emmanuel Macron today 16 May 2022. She is the first woman to hold the position in over 30 years. She replaced Jean Castex who resigned on the latter date. She will seek to make a greater impact than France’s first female prime minister, Edith Cresson, […]

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French prime minister Jean Castex resigns 

French Prime Minister Jean Castex resigned Monday 16 mai 2022 in an expected move after the reelection last month of centrist President Emmanuel Macron, who will quickly name a replacement. Castex came to the Elysee presidential palace on Monday to formally offer his resignation, which the president “accepted,” the Elysee said in a statement.   Macron […]

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Masking requirements lifted on French transport, European flights

Face masks on public transport, trains, planes, metro and buses is no longer mandatory from today 16 Mai 2022. Mask wearing requirement has also been lifted in airports and on flights in Europe, announced the EU Aviation Safety Agency. “From Monday, May 16, masks will no longer be mandatory for all public transport,” Health Minister […]

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Wangari Maathai Green house inaugurated in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, the Ambassador of Kenya, Judi Wakhungu, Mayor of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine ,Karim Bouamrane, municipal officials, Kenyans in France and Audonians inaugurated the Greenhouse of the Grand Parc in the name of Wangari Maathai, emblematic figure of ecology. “Today is a great day because with the inauguration of the Wangari Greenhouse, we are […]

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Macron elected for second term as French president

Emmanuel Macron was elected to a second term as French president on Sunday evening with 58.2% of the vote, according to an estimate from the Ipsos polling institute. His far-right challenger Marine Le Pen won 41.8% of the vote in an election that saw the country’s highest abstention rate in 50 years.

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