Rwandan women take on men as “moto” drivers
28 June 2019 | 5:28 am
A growing number of Rwandan women are learning to become motorbike drivers in an industry that until now has been dominated by men.
27 Feb 2021
Congo's interior ministry on Monday blamed a Hutu militia called the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), which is active near where ambassador Luca Attanasio, 43 and his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci, 30, were shot. World Food Programme driver Mustapha Milambo was also killed, local officials said.
28 Feb 2021
Asha Mohammed is a taxi driver in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu. In a country which the UN classifies as one of the most difficult for women, her courageous career choice is breaking stereotypes. N°93L89XN°93Q22N
3 Apr 2021
France bears some "overwhelming responsibility" for the Rwandan genocide, according to a report submitted to Emmanuel Macron by a commission of historians. We speak to Jessica Mwiza Gérondal of the NGO Ibuka France. Also, Eritrea is set to withdraw its troops from Ethiopia. The news comes just days after Ethiopia admitted that Eritrean forces had entered Ethiopia's northern Tigray region. Finally, extreme exercise can help raise money and awareness for wildlife conservation. We speak to Bruce Lawson, who broke a world record as part of his initiative #BurpeesForConservation.
5 Apr 2021
Historian Vincent Duclert is the head of the research commission on the French archives relating to the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He recently handed over to President Emmanuel Macron a highly-awaited report on France's role in the massacres. Duclert explains that "there isn't a single archive... that showed that France wanted to be part of the criminal enterprise". But he adds that by supporting Rwanda's Hutu President Juvénal Habyarimana, François Mitterrand-era France bears an immense responsibility: "when you put such an ethnic colour on matters, you end up with a genocide".
7 Apr 2021
Emmanuel Macron's former prime minister Édouard Philippe is on a media blitz, prompting speculation he'll challenge Macron with a presidential bid in 2022. In the UK, The Times reports that a record number of people have been quietly stripped of their royal honours in the past decade, prompting calls for more transparency. In Quebec, a French truck driver has become the latest francophone to fail Quebec's notoriously difficult proficiency test. Finally, papers mourn the closing of Yahoo Answers, a "haven for the confused".
16 May 2021
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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro leads a massive motorbike rally in the capital Brasilia in a new mobilisation of his supporters to back his government, under pressure for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has left nearly 420,000 dead.
11 Jun 2021
He's 93 years old, but he's as fast as he ever was. After retiring from taxi driving, Ryuji Urabe gave up his driver's license, sit in the cockpit and became a YouTube sensation after his grandson started sharing online videos of grandpa racing in fancy sports cars.
27 Jul 2021
At least 30 jihadists have been killed by Rwandan forces who were deployed to Mozambique. Rwanda is just one of several countries that sent troops to the country after a recent uptick in activity by Shabaab Islamist militants. Also, Tunisia has received foreign aid to help battle Covid-19. The country's hospitals are overwhelmed and running out of oxygen. Finally, FRANCE 24 speaks to Christine Amisi, one of Africa's top doctors in efforts to help rape survivors.
30 Jul 2021
The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), has hundreds of men and women employed as street sweepers with the duty of cleaning up the state’s roads and highways. On Thursday, two of those sweepers were killed in a hit-and-run incident. Sadly, it is not the first time.
18 Sep 2021
Farida Shenga is one of Mombasa's few female rickshaw drivers. While necessity initally forced her into the profession, Farida now relishes it, and takes no nonsense.
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