Kenya opposition threaten boycott of election rerun
05 September 2017 | 4:21 pm
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga says the Supreme Court's decision to annul last month's presidential election won't make a difference unless the second attempt in October comes with "legal and constitutional" guarantees.
26 May 2020
Burundi's ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has been declared winner of the presidential election with 68.72 percent of the vote. His main rival says he will appeal the result. Also, it's back to school for children in Ivory Coast, but many are worried that the reopening of schools will increase the spread of the coronavirus. Finally, citizens stranded in France have been able to return to Burkina Faso. The country is taking advantage of repatriation flights organised by the French government.
23 Jun 2020
We look at the upcoming presidential election in Malawi. The re-run will take place on June 23 after the results of the previous election were cancelled. We speak to the president of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Lazarus Chakwera. Also, South African restaurants prepare to re-open after a strict lockdown. We show you how the celebrated Wolfgat restaurant has been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. And Moroccan authorities say 2020 could be the worst year for the economy in the last two decades. That's due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing drought.
24 Jun 2020
On this day, June 24, 1993, military dictator, General Ibrahim Babangida, nullified the freest, fairest, and most peaceful election in Nigeria's history - the June 12 presidential election won by Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.
3 Aug 2020
The court weighed thousands of complaints of voting irregularities and media favoritism — but decided to strike most down. The validation confirms conservative President Andrzej Duda's narrow victory in the delayed vote.
12 Aug 2020
Protests have erupted in several cities in Belarus after a presidential vote that the opposition says was rigged. An exit poll showed long-time ruler Alexander Lukashenko was on path to claim a sixth consecutive term.
14 Sep 2020
Incumbent Alpha Conde is set to run for a third term in Guinea despite the legal questions arising from the move. The opposition does not seem to know how to deal with the controversy.
3 Nov 2020
Americans are voting in one of the most acrimonious presidential elections in their country’s history. Who will occupy the White House after all the votes have been counted? Will it be the incumbent Donald Trump or his Democratic challenger Joe Biden?
4 Nov 2020
US President Donald Trump said he suspected foul play in the presidential election and threatened to take matters to the US Supreme court, while delivering remarks at the White House in Washington DC in the early hours of Wednesday.
5 Nov 2020
Meghan Markle is using her voice in one of the most important ways and it’s confirmed that she is the first modern royal to vote in the U.S. Presidential election.
6 Nov 2020
Stock markets across Europe and Asia saw gains in trading this Thursday as Joe Biden won key states in the US presidential election. As vote-counting continues, investors are increasingly betting that Biden will secure the presidency, but see the Democrats failing to secure a majority in the Senate. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll looks at the latest market reactions, and how some key industries could be affected by a Biden win.
7 Dec 2020
The outgoing president insisted at a rally in Georgia the election was stolen from him, despite there being no evidence of any wrongdoing. Trump has lost multiple lawsuits in his efforts to overturn last month's ballot.
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Earlier this week, the United Nations General Assembly opened with a warning from the UN Secretary General that we are in a "suicidal war against nature". The European Union’s leaders have made it clear that they want the bloc to be a champion for climate.
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Only negotiations will bring an end to the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, mediators and security experts agree. But the latest escalation and involvement of Eritrean troops is a setback to peace.
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There's been no let-up in Iran's biggest protests since 2019, which have seen unprecedented footage of public burnings of the hijab. Despite disruptions to the internet, popular unrest has flared for a sixth day across the country over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
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It's an issue that's seldom discussed, but the identity of sex workers and their battle for workers' rights are being brought into the mainstream with the help of books and films.
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President Xi Jinping wants to establish the People's Republic of China as the leading world power of tomorrow. Never before has China been so successful and pursued such ambitious goals.
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Canada and Germany have signed a deal promising green hydrogen by 2025. A lot needs to happen in that time to realize that goal. Hydrogen has the potential to replace gas and oil in transport and industry, but it is still expensive and dirty.