Uganda’s salt miners use condoms meant to prevent AIDS
07 July 2019 | 1:42 pm
Uganda's government distributes free condoms to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. But salt miners use up the free condoms to protect against the harsh impact of salty waters on their reproductive organs.
6 Mar 2022
Nationals from Tunisia and Ghana who have fled Ukraine have finally made it home with others who are set to follow. Tens of thousands of Africans have been stranded in war-torn Ukraine since Russia's invasion last week. And we speak to award winning Ugandan writer Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. The author has filed a case against Uganda in the East Arican Court of Justice. He was tortured over tweets in which he called the president's son obese and a curmudgeon.
26 Mar 2022
Human Rights Watch has published an extensive report alleging torture of detainees at "illegal" detention centers. Many of them are critics of the government.
13 Apr 2022
Ghetto Kids: Uganda's world-famous street dancers dedicated to children
4 May 2022
Mining companies in South Africa have resorted to trucking coal to ports to meet a surge in European demand since the war in Ukraine started, bypassing the deteriorating rail infrastructure they blame for billions of dollars in lost revenue.
14 May 2022
The families of eight missing miners in Burkina Faso desperately awaited news from rescue teams on Thursday as efforts continued to locate the men who have been stuck underground for 26 days. There has been no communication with the miners since they were trapped more than 500 metres (1,640 ft) below ground during a flood at Canada-based Trevali Mining Corp's Perkoa zinc mine on April 16.
4 Jun 2022
While DRC forces continue to fight the rebel group M23, the lives of civilians have suffered severe disruption as they try to flee conflict zones.
24 Jun 2022
Located on Lake Victoria in East Africa, Migingo is the most densely populated island in the world. Covering an area smaller than a football pitch, the tiny island is home to several hundred people from Uganda and Kenya. Both countries have territorial claims on this piece of land located near the Kenyan coast, which has valuable fishing rights. Ugandans, who make up around a third of the population, cohabit with Kenyans, under the watchful eye of police from both nations. FRANCE 24's Bastien Renouil reports, with Séverine Bardon and Olivier Marzin.
8 Jul 2022
This month marks 80 years since the Vél d'Hiv roundup, when French police detained 13,000 Parisian Jews, including 4,000 children, acting on orders from occupying German forces and their French allies in the Vichy Regime. Many were first sent to the Vélodrome d'Hiver stadium, which gave its name to this sinister chapter of French history, before being deported to Auschwitz, never to return. FRANCE 24’s Claire Paccalin and Stéphanie Trouillard met with survivors who managed to escape.
29 Jul 2022
Canada is hosting this year's International AIDS Conference. The event has been billed as a chance for "the world to come together." However, visa issues are causing frustration for would-be attendees from Africa.
Campaigners have called the suspension "a witch hunt" and say it will prevent them from carrying out lifesaving work in the conservative East African country.
In Mexico, rescue workers are scrambling to save the lives of ten workers trapped in a coal mine. A section of the mine became flooded and collapsed on Wednesday. It is thought the miners accidentally triggered the flooding during tunneling work.
The EU raises serious questions about the actions of energy giant TotalEnergies in Uganda, with members of parliament saying its oil pipeline project has led to evictions and arrests. Also in this edition: The United Nations publishes a report shedding light on increased human rights violations in Burkina Faso. And finally: The tourism industry in Tunisia says goodbye to a better summer season than last year, but still far from what the country was used to before the pandemic.
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France has received a request from the Burkinabe military junta to withdraw its troops from the Sahel country and will do so within a month. The success of the counterterrorism operation has been limited, experts say.
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New Delhi has banned sharing links and clips to a BBC film about Prime Minister Modi. Now universities are cracking down on students trying to screen it.
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Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges. Finally, faced with about 15,000 tonnes of "e-waste" dumped in landfills every year, Rwanda is focusing more resources on recycling old smartphones.
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The former US president had been blocked from the social media platforms since the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Meta said it was taking measures to prevent "repeat offenders" from violating its rules.
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The Rwandan government says it had to take "defensive measures" after a Congolese combat plane violated its airspace. The Democratic Republic of Congo says the incident amounts to an "act of war."