‘Justice must be served’ say South Africans on Zuma inquiry
16 February 2021 | 12:34 pm
South Africans called for justice to be served as an inquiry into corruption during Jacob Zuma's time as the president said it will ask the constitutional court to impose a jail term on the former leader after he defied an order to appear before the inquiry on Monday .
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Ariel Henry said he would bring president Jovenel Moise's assassins to justice. The interim PM has been accused of being involved in the killing.
23 Oct 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Kamloops, in British Columbia, where the remains of hundreds of indigenous First Nations children were found buried at the site of a former residential school in May. Trudeau apologised for not making the trip earlier. In recent months, shocking discoveries of the remains of First Nations children have made headlines and researchers warn they could continue. First Nations communities want justice for one of the darkest chapters in Canada's history. Our correspondents gained rare access to a "pow wow" – a sacred ceremony in honour of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
22 Oct 2021
October 9th, 2021 was the 40th anniversary of France’s abolition of the death penalty. To mark the occasion, President Emmanuel Macron announced the organisation of a “high-level meeting” at the United Nations starting in early 2022. The meeting’s goal? To “convince” leaders of countries that still use the death penalty of the “urgency of abolishing it”. Robert Badinter, who served as France’s justice minister 40 years ago when the death penalty was abolished, continues to fight for the universal abolition of capital punishment. He speaks to FRANCE 24.
9 Nov 2021
It's called the world’s worst industrial disaster, but the description barely captures what happened in the Indian city of Bhopal 35 years ago. In the first night, according to some estimates more than 3,000 people died. That number would soon go up to 15,000.
11 Nov 2021
Initial reactions to the death of South Africa's last white president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk were mixed on Thursday.
At COP26, richer countries are told to pull their head out of the sand and deliver on climate change promises. Africa is paying dearly for the environmentally destructive policies of developed nations. Also, Covid-19 has kept the border between DR Congo and the Republic of Congo closed for a year and a half. The impact on trade has left communities struggling. And more than a century after they were looted by French colonisers, dozens of artefacts are finally back home in Benin.
What does climate change have to do with income inequality, racism or intergenerational justice? A lot! See why the culprits of global warming in rich countries are less affected than those in poorer countries.
The world is worried about the new COVID-19 omicron variant, first detected in South Africa. Many countries have imposed travel bans. In South Africa itself, people fear the restrictions more than the virus.
The former South African president's medical parole was found to be "unlawful". He was instructed to return to jail to serve out the remainder of his sentence.
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Will Jacob Zuma return to prison? South Africa's highest court orders the former president to be re-incarcerated after setting aside an earlier decision to release him on medical parole. Meanwhile, the country records close to 27,000 new Covid-19 cases, an all-time record. Plus, European football clubs say they may not release their African players to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations, amid fears surrounding the tournament's Covid-19 health protocol.
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A renounced Al Jazeera journalist was killed last week during an Israeli raid in the West Bank. Shireen Abu Akhleh was wearing a flak jacket with the word "press" clearly marked. Israelis and Palestinians have traded blame over who fired the fatal shot, while Israel has opened an investigation into heavy-handed police tactics used during Abu Akleh's funeral procession, which almost caused her coffin to fall to the ground. We get analysis with Sherif Mansour, Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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Tiger Woods says he is feeling “stronger” than he did at the Masters ahead of the PGA Championship. Woods is still recovering from injuries he sustained to his foot and leg in a car crash last February. Woods made his return at the Masters in April but found the hilly terrain of Augusta tough, and he faded after two rounds.