Tunisia: President announces dissolution of parliament
02 April 2022 | 10:01 am
Tunisian President Kais Saied slammed what he called a "failed coup attempt" after lawmakers convened online and voted to repeal presidential decrees that gave him near-total power.
As Russian military movements close to the Ukrainian border continue to be a major global concern, the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola tells FRANCE 24 she is doubtful about Moscow's claims that its troops are moving away from the frontier. The top EU lawmaker reaffirms that "if the escalation occurs, the European Parliament would align with other institutions to ensure concrete, swift and effective action".
Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall discussed military and scientific partnerships in a region racked by terrorism and a wave of military coups.
Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is backing his long-time rival Raila Odinga in the upcoming election. And opposition parties in South Africa protest the budget and World Bank loans. Finally, we head to Kinshasa, where Congolese rumba, which emerged in the 1940's, is still being celebrated today.
Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko granted an exclusive interview to FRANCE 24 from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, just a few kilometres away from Russian troops. Poroshenko, who was in power from 2014 to 2019, welcomed the "growing" Western support for his country, as well as the EU's decision to provide some €450 million in weapons to the Ukrainian military. He thanked EU leaders for their support, saying "we are not afraid of Putin" and "Putin is weak when we are together".
The French presidential race has officially started, with the official release of the final list of candidates. Eight men and four women are vying for the top job at the Élysée palace, including incumbent Emmanuel Macron, who held his first campaign event amidst the Ukraine crisis. Our reporter Claire Paccalin followed him on the trail.
With the presidential election just around the corner, everyone is focused on the campaign. Today, FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot take a closer look at the top prize: the presidency. There’s a reason everyone wants to be France's president: the role has a lot of power compared to the leaders of most other modern democracies, such as the US, Germany and the UK. In fact, critics say the French president is a kind of temporary modern-day monarch in the style of the ancient regimes.
The former president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, is being held on drugs charges three weeks after leaving office. He is wanted by the United States for alleged ties to narcotics trafficking. Mr. Hernandez denies any wrongdoing.
The European Parliament is demanding an end to the practice of countries selling EU citizenship.
Colombia's President Ivan Duque has called for an end to the mass anti-government rallies. More than two dozen have died in the unrest stemming from anger over living conditions and heavy-handed police tactics. Planned tax increases set off the protests.
South Korean president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol: 'I will build strong armed forces'
A Honduran judge authorized on Wednesday the extradition of former president Juan Orlando Hernandez to the United States on drug-trafficking and firearms charges, a decision his defense said it will appeal.
As Russia continues to bombard Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky made a landmark virtual address to the US Congress this week. US lawmakers gave him a standing ovation the moment he showed up on screen. Speaking almost three weeks after the Russian invasion first began, Zelensky showed a graphic video of victims of the war and referred to the September 2001 terror attacks in the US, saying Ukraine has been experiencing a 9/11 every day for three weeks.
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