Author and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga’s trial reflects repression in Zimbabwe
28 August 2022 | 5:37 am
The Zimbabwean author has been facing trial for the past two years. The verdict is planned for August 26, while many more activists in the country face a similar ordeal.
A Turkish court has ordered that activist Osman Kavala must stay in jail, where he has been for four years without conviction. He is being held on an espionage charge widely seen as fabricated.
One of Nigeria's five authors of her National Anthem, Professor Babatunde Ogunnaike is dead. Professor Ogunnaike emerged as one of five, whose words and phrases were combined to form the national anthem.
Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate began her activism back in 2019 by staging a solo climate protest at the gates of the Ugandan parliament, before going on to co-found both the Rise Up Movement and Fridays for Future Uganda. She is currently in Paris as part of a delegation of Ugandan and Tanzanian activists who are fighting to drum up opposition to a huge oil pipeline under construction in East Africa. She joined us for Perspective to tell us more about her activism, her hopes for her meeting with Pope Francis and how she feels about being dubbed the African Greta Thunberg.
Zimbabwe's newest opposition party, the CCC, plants its flag solidly ahead of next year's general election after winning two thirds of seats in by-elections
Alaa Abdel-Fattah's family hopes that his UK citizenship can secure his release from prison. The activist has spent much of the past decade behind bars, along with many other Egyptian political prisoners.
Zimbabwe has introduced virtual trials and court hearings in the hope of cutting its huge case backlog. Many cases were postponed because of COVID-19 restrictions.
The passengers were travelling overnight for Easter activities. Road accidents are common on Zimbabwe's cratered roads.
Turkish philanthropist Osman Kavala has been found guilty of attempting to overthrow the government by an Istanbul court. The rights activist was sentenced to life without possibility of parole.
A Nigerian activist who as a child walked for miles in the search for water has spoken to FRANCE 24 about that injustice and how it inspired him to take action. As a young adult, Wilson Atumeyi set up the NGO WaterWide, which aims to provide clean water supplies to all. He joined us for Perspective to tell us more about fighting against corruption to achieve his goals and the role that young people can play.
Climate activists are outraged after the chancellor lectured hecklers. A government spokeswoman said Scholz did not compare environmentalists to Nazis, as a leading German activist alleged based on what she had inferred.
Journalist and author Linda Kinstler's new book, "Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends", combines a deeply personal family history during World War II with the universal themes of collective memory, justice and national identity. The topics are all the more relevant as Europe grapples with its worst land war in decades. She joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
The Kyiv native seemed headed for a bright future that he wanted to devote to his country — like many young people from his generation. He was killed fighting Russian troops on the eastern front line on June 9, aged 24.
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