Republic of Congo’s President Sassou-Nguesso: ‘We’ve noticed a rise in the Covid-19 epidemic’
08 May 2020 | 7:00 am
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI, the president of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou-Nguesso, discussed the Covid-19 pandemic in his country, as well as a controversial treatments.
11 Jun 2021
24 Mar 2021
The longtime president of the Republic of Congo is set for another five-year term after getting over 88% of the vote. The election day was marred by the death of his main opponent, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas.
27 Mar 2021
Congo Brazzaville's president is re-elected with more than 88 percent of the vote, according to provisional results. After 36 years in power, Denis Sassou Nguesso's victory was expected. His closest rival died on polling day from Covid-19. Also, after months of denying the presence of Eritrean troops in the conflict in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, PM Abiy Ahmed admits they have crossed the border and acknowledges reports of atrocities. And in eastern Cameroon, we see how the last bloat of hippos are in danger due to local mining activities polluting their waters.
29 Mar 2021
Rich countries need to share their Covid-19 vaccines evenly amongst the entire global population, or else the coronavirus will never go away. That's the message from the organisation The ONE, which campaigns to end extreme poverty and preventable disease. The NGO has created a series of films called "Pandemica" to highlight the argument that if Covid-19 is not tackled universally, it will continue to mutate and cross borders. We spoke to the deputy director of The ONE in France, Maé Kurkjian.
3 Jun 2021
The Entertainment industry world over has taken the biggest hit since the world was forced to shut down because of the Covid-19 pandemic and Nigeria is not exempted. Estimated to worth over 2 Billion Dollars, GuardianTV takes an exclusive look at the massive impact it has on the Nigerian entertainment and event industry.
11 Jun 2021
Volcano scientists from Goma Volcano Observatory (OVG) were seen working at Mount Nyiragongo's eruption site after thousands of residents had to flee from the eastern city of Goma in the wake of the natural disaster, Friday.
17 Jun 2021
People walk down Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles as California -- the first US state to enact a stay-at-home order just under 15 months ago -- celebrates its "reopening day" by lifting almost all pandemic-related social distancing and capacity limits. "It's not up to individual businesses and companies owners to decide if we wear it", regrets a Los Angeles resident reacting to mask mandate exceptions.
27 Jun 2021
A new report on terrorist activity in the EU has highlighted the threat of online propaganda during the pandemic. The research shows Islamist and far-right extremists have posed the greatest threat.
12 Jul 2021
Volcano scientists from Goma Volcano Observatory (OVG) were seen working at Mount Nyiragongo's eruption site after thousands of residents had to flee from the eastern city of Goma in the wake of the natural disaster, Friday. The volcanologists walked through the charred area using portable measuring devices such as landfill gas analysers to collect samples of the lava.
29 Sep 2021
Some 30 women had accused WHO employees of sexual exploitation and abuse. Director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the allegations were "horrific" and launched the independent investigation.
19 Oct 2021
Amnesty said that many governments had used the pandemic as an opportunity to further restrict freedom of expression. It also cited the role of social media in the spread of misinformation.
4 Feb 2022
With one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, Spain is looking at an exit strategy from the pandemic. Its government says it's time to start treating COVID-19 like any other endemic seasonal respiratory disease. DW's Jan-Philipp Scholz reports.
26 Mar 2022
Baky Meïté is a former captain of the Ivory Coast rugby team. Back in the spring of 2020, he put his rugby career on hold to work as a janitor in a geriatric hospital in Paris. He has now published a book, "Les Chiffons Bleus", as a tribute to his former colleagues who appear somewhat forgotten today. He joined us for Perspective.
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In 1995, Bosnian Serb forces killed more than 8,000 mostly Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. Men who were directly or indirectly involved in the massacre hold key positions in Serbia's political and economic spheres.
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Much of Europe has strived to make itself a model of democracy. However, the continent is not immune to the anti-democratic developments across the world.
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Food insecurity in France is growing. Over the past decade, the number of people asking for help has tripled. On French Connections, we dive into the world of food banks and how these charities are struggling to provide for France's neediest.
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Held up as the temperature limit that should not be crossed, 1.5 degrees Celsius is more than just a number. So what's behind it and what happens if it is exceeded?
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Australia has said the joint patrols are meant to demonstrate "freedom of navigation" in the South China Sea, where China has disputed maritime claims, and Chinese Coast Guard increasingly confronts Filipino vessels.
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State media has reported North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, reviewed images captured by a new spy satellite of sites across South Korea. Officials in Seoul have expressed doubt over the satellite's capabilities.
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