Cameroon’s main opposition leader Kamto arrested for protest
29 January 2019 | 12:51 pm
Cameroonian authorities arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto on Monday (January 28), his lawyer said, after weekend protests that security forces dispersed with live bullets, wounding six people.
8 Jan 2021
Uganda's main opposition leader has asked a tribunal in The Hague to investigate his country's president for human rights abuses. At an online press conference, police accosted Bobi Wine and dragged him from his car.
9 Jan 2021
Bobi Wine, the opposition presidential candidate in Uganda's upcoming elections, has laid a complaint with the International Criminal Court against President Yoweri Museveni and others, for crimes against humanity, among other accusations.
23 Jan 2021
Ugandan singer turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi and who came a distant second behind President Yoweri Museveni in recent elections, tells Ugandans that he "rejects" the results of the election, saying that it "has been the most fraudulent election in the history of Uganda."
28 Jan 2021
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine addresses supporters after soldiers stood down their positions around his residence, a day after a court ordered an end to the confinement of the presidential runner-up.
8 Mar 2021
Four people have died in the Senegal's worst unrest in years. Those clashes sparked by the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. Kenya launches its vaccination campaign, as countries across the continent urge for vaccine fairness in the fight against the pandemic. And as Ivory's coast's opposition eyes a comeback in Saturday's legislative election, our guest Jessica Moody tonight tells us more about whether the country can hope for national reconciliation anytime soon.
11 Mar 2021
During the past week, Senegal has been rocked by its worst violence in years. It was sparked by the arrest of charismatic opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who has been charged with rape. Sonko, who is considered a serious contender to replace President Macky Sall in 2024, denies the allegations. He says the charges are politically motivated.
18 Mar 2021
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya says the OSCE and UN are ready to facilitate negotiations between the opposition and the Belarus government.
22 Mar 2021
In a video released a day before he passed away, Republic of Congo presidential candidate Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas addressed supporters from his hospital bed, calling on them to 'fight for change as I fight for my life'. He died on Sunday as he was being transferred to France for treatment shortly after polls closed in the presidential election in which he was the main challenger, making the video statement his last public message.
25 Apr 2021
In a post on his official social media channels, Navalny thanked "good people" in Russia and around the world for their support.
9 May 2021
Benjamin Netanyahu has lost his mandate to form a government after failing to reach a deal. The president has requested that his opponent Yair Lapid now make an attempt.
16 May 2021
In this interview with "The 77 Percent", musician-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine explains why the African youth are the drivers of political change and his hope for the future.
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African leaders said they would try to alleviate cyclic food insecurity on the continent back in 2003. It's time they got on with it, and they can use Western money to do so, writes DW’s George Okach.
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Rising gas and oil prices have plunged Europe into its worst energy crisis in decades. France has been hit hard, but perhaps not for the reasons you would expect. Nuclear and hydroelectric power, the country's main sources of electricity, are both running out of steam. Has the French energy mix hit a breaking point? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
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Rights groups and a prominent cleric have warned of a military crackdown in the Kurdish city, following intense protests there. Meanwhile, Iran arrested two actresses, and its football captain spoke up at the World Cup.
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Malaysia has been beset by political instability over the past couple of years, while the economy is struggling to recover from the COVID pandemic-induced slowdown.
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Russia continued strikes on Ukrainian gas and electricity infrastructure. Meanwhile, the president of France told Asian business leaders that the conflict is "your problem" too.