Burundi’s top court says to swear in president-elect immediately
15 June 2020 | 12:53 pm
In an attempt to fill the power vacuum after Pierre Nkurunziza's death, Burundi's top constitutional court has ruled that the president-elect should take power immediately. Also, the UN and NGOs such as Reporters Without Borders support the plight of imprisoned Cameroonian journalists, pressuring Paul Biya's government after authorities revealed that journalist Samuel Wazizi had died in custody. And we get reactions from Kinshasa over whether or not a statue of Belgium's colonial-era King Leopold II should be removed, following a similar debate in Belgium itself.
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Western sanctions imposed on Russia as a reaction to its invasion of Ukraine are beginning to bite. Everybody is likely to be affected, but some economic sectors will be hit harder than others.
7 Apr 2022
Ahead of the first round of France's presidential election on Sunday, the death of Jeremy Cohen, a French Jewish man, is making headlines. A viral video shows Cohen being hit by a tram as he escaped a group of attackers. The tragedy is now stirring political controversy, since it was because of a tweet by far-right presidential hopeful Éric Zemmour that the case got propelled to the headlines. Plus, FRANCE 24 attends far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon's very modern hologram rally, as well as Communist challenger Fabien Roussel's more traditional "apéritifs".
6 Apr 2022
Papers react to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's speech to the UN, with some agreeing that the Security Council's veto power is preventing the body from fulfilling its mission. In France, the death of a Jewish man in a Parisian suburb is prompting reactions on the campaign trail, despite there being no evidence so far that it was provoked by anti-Semitism. Finally, we look at a call for candidates to count penguins at a post office in Antarctica.
16 Apr 2022
Burundi on Monday banned rickshaws, motorcycle taxis and bicycle cabs from almost all of its biggest city Bujumbura, accusing the popular low-cost transport providers of causing fatal traffic accidents.
14 Apr 2022
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to help the victims of devastating east coast floods on Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 259 from heavy rains that washed out roads and disrupted shipping in one of Africa's busiest ports.
13 Apr 2022
A government official says flooding in KwaZulu-Natal province has caused the deaths of 259 people. Many people are still missing and thousands of others have been displaced.
15 Apr 2022
A Franco-American journalist and filmmaker has told FRANCE 24 of the campaign launched to try to save the life of a Hispanic mother on death row in Texas. Melissa Lucio, 53, is due to be executed later this month after being found guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter in 2007.
19 Apr 2022
Located in the French Mediterranean, Corsica is often referred to as the "island of beauty". But it's also been the scene of recent tensions. Since last month's death of jailed assassin and independence figurehead Yvan Colonna, following an attack on him by a fellow inmate, a pro-autonomy movement has been gaining ground on Corsica. Thousands have taken to the streets to call for more autonomy, with young people particularly vocal. We take you from the seafront in Ajaccio to the university town of Corte to unpick the recent crisis and the calls for change.
17 Apr 2022
Thousands have been displaced and scores are missing in what is considered to be one of the worst natural disasters on record. South Africa's weather service is warning of even more heavy rains.
30 Apr 2022
Prosecutors in Germany accuse the man of crimes against humanity and murder in Gambia. Among the victims of the so-called "Junglers" death squad was a prominent journalist and AFP correspondent.
30 Apr 2022
Wishma Sandamali, a 33-year-old Sri Lankan woman, died in a Japanese detention centre in March of last year. Her death sparked debate on the treatment of the 1,500 asylum seekers currently in detention in Japan. Many of them claim they are being treated inhumanely. Despite its economic might, Japan takes in few refugees. In 2020, it accepted less than 100 asylum seekers, while France, whose population is half the size of Japan's, took in 24,000. Our correspondents report from the city of Nagoya, where Wishma died.
5 May 2022
In Singapore, the fate of two Malaysian men on death row has sparked local mobilisation and attracted international attention. On April 25th, Nagaenthran Dharmalingam was hanged. With an IQ of 69, which is recognized as a disability, his execution could amount to a breach of international law. The next day, 36-year-old Datchinamurthy Kataiah won a last minute reprieve from Singapore's top court, thereby suspending his execution. We talk to journalist and anti-death penalty activist Kirsten Han.
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France has received a request from the Burkinabe military junta to withdraw its troops from the Sahel country and will do so within a month. The success of the counterterrorism operation has been limited, experts say.
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New Delhi has banned sharing links and clips to a BBC film about Prime Minister Modi. Now universities are cracking down on students trying to screen it.
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The former US president had been blocked from the social media platforms since the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Meta said it was taking measures to prevent "repeat offenders" from violating its rules.