Southern African bloc agrees to extend troops’ mandate to fight insurgency in Mozambique
23 July 2022 | 4:00 pm
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) agreed to extend their troop deployment inMozambique for another month to help it fight an Islamic State-linked insurgency. Meanwhile, the border between Algeria and Tunisia has been reopened after more than two years of closure due to the pandemic. And in Somalia, the crew at Bilan Media is on a mission to break the silence around gender-based violence in the country.
27 Feb 2022
US military personnel have arrived in Romania ahead of a deployment of NATO troops expected in the country. Romania, a NATO member since 2004, borders Ukraine to the north.
27 Feb 2022
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and its sister station Radio France Internationale (RFI), Mali's Prime Minister Choguel Maiga says that since 2012, French authorities have tried to divide his country by fueling autonomy claims in the north. And African countries weigh in on Russia's decision to send troops to Ukraine. Kenya, Gabon and Ghana have condemned Moscow's actions at the UN security council. Finally, Madagascar prepares for a new cyclone to hit its coast.
23 Feb 2022
Global stock markets have taken a beating as investors rush for safe havens amid an escalation in geopolitical tensions over Ukraine. Russian stocks and bonds as well as the ruble are among the biggest losers.
25 Feb 2022
The insurgency in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province is surging and spreading to neighboring regions, according to a new study. This comes despite the intervention of SADC and Rwandan troops.
3 Mar 2022
Long lines at supermarkets, ongoing curfews, nights spent with strangers in underground train stations — DW's Alexander Savitsky reports on life in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, amid Russia's continuing military strikes.
18 Mar 2022
US military personnel have arrived in Romania ahead of a deployment of NATO troops expected in the country. Romania, a NATO member since 2004, borders Ukraine to the north. DW's Alexandra von Nahmen traveled to the country to cover the drills.
19 Mar 2022
The UN Security Council renewed the assistance mission to Afghanistan for another year. Russia abstained from voting, calling out the mission's renewal for "stubborn ignorance of the new realities" of Taliban rule.
17 Apr 2022
It was market day in Moura, a remote town in central Mali, when witnesses said Malian troops backed by Russian mercenaries descended in helicopters and opened fire on bewildered residents.
23 Apr 2022
In this special edition, we once again focus on the war in Ukraine where allegations are emerging of a systemic, coordinated campaign of sexual violence by Russian forces. Annette Young talks to Maxime Forest, a gender policy specialist, on how the war is reinforcing outdated gender stereotypes; in particular the very worst of toxic masculinity. Plus the women leaders from Russia's neighbouring countries who are standing up to Vladimir Putin.
7 May 2022
Five years ago, it was a party. This time it felt more like a town hall reception after a marriage of reason. Two hours after French voters had handed their now 44-year-old president a second term, Emmanuel Macron's acceptance speech was already over and supporters were set to call it an early night beneath the Eiffel Tower. From abroad, many were asking: how can a 15-point margin turn into a sobering affair?
30 Apr 2022
More troops are sent to the turbulent region of Darfur in Sudan, after days of clashes between Arab and Masalit communities that cost more than 175 lives. Also, as South Africa pledges more money to flood-stricken communities, President Cyril Ramaphosa says there will be real-time audits on the funds allocated, in order to avoid corruption. And a local NGO in Madagascar pushes for the use of pigeon peas as a drought-resistant crop.
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