Senator Shehu Sani explains ‘Lion King’ Tweets
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16 Oct 2020
American startups looking to expand globally are facing many challenges, from the coronavirus pandemic to Brexit. We speak to tech executive-turned-investor Stephen McIntyre about the decisions they're making, and how it's impacting expansion into European countries. Also in the show, a look at the growing debt mountain facing developing countries in the midst of this health crisis. Plus, our correspondents report from Australia, where a shortage of sheep shearers is causing headaches in the country's multibillion dollar wool industry.
1 Nov 2020
The Friday rally openly targeted the military, with former PM Sharif accusing incumbent army chief Bajwa of interfering in politics. Such direct criticism against the powerful generals was unthinkable a few years ago.
6 Nov 2020
He's an illustrator, film director and visual storyteller but Woodkid is best known for his haunting musical style, with tracks like "Iron" and "Run Boy Run" establishing him as an intriguing new voice nearly a decade ago. This architect of audiovisual art experiments went on to provide creative services for Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey before returning to personal projects in 2016.
20 Dec 2020
The trial of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is so important, partly due to his superstar status here in France. So says Bruno Cautrès, a researcher at CEVIPOF, the political research centre at Sciences Po University in Paris. Sarkozy is set to make history as the first ever former French president to face corruption charges. The 65-year-old is still idolised by many on the right and continues to claims he's being persecuted as he faces a number of different legal cases against him.
16 Dec 2020
Senator Shehu Sani speaks on rising insecurity in Nigeria
20 Mar 2021
Brazil's former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva makes his return to politics attacking President Jair Bolsonaro, giving a scathing take-down of the incumbent's management of the economy and signature policies. Lula, who led Brazil from 2003 to 2010, has emerged as a top contender to unseat Bolsonaro, after a judge annulled the popular but tarnished leftist's corruption convictions, reinstating his right to run for office.
27 Mar 2021
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for an increase in the number of women joining politics, as his government faces yet another allegation of sexual misconduct.
13 Apr 2021
Somalia's lower house of parliament has voted to extend the president’s mandate for two years. The speaker of the Senate, which would usually approve the legislation, immediately slammed the move as unconstitutional. This comes as Somalia's political scene has been in deadlock for months over the holding of elections. Also, the African Union urges the continent to boost its vaccine production efforts as richer regions are accused of hoarding Covid-19 inoculations. And in Tunisia, protesters continue to demonstrate against the dumping of waste from Italy on Tunisian land.
5 Jun 2021
In 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday', director Lee Daniels focuses on a period of Holiday's life that was marred by government persecution. The blues singer persisted in performing protest song "Strange Fruit", a wrenching description of the racist and murderous practice of lynching. Her act of resistance attracted unwanted attention from the authorities. FRANCE 24's film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us how the biopic argues for Holiday's rightful place as a civil rights activist as well as a gifted entertainer.
3 Jul 2021
The CCP was founded in 1921, and this week, top party brass are touting their achievements with big public relations campaigns. But as the party bolsters its image, is there weakness behind the facade?
9 Jul 2021
The assassination of President Moise tops off a crisis that has been smoldering in the Caribbean state for years. Politicians and organized crime gangs are equally responsible for Haiti's problems.
16 Jul 2021
The shocking image of a violently ill Alexander Litvinenko as he lay dying from radioactive poisoning in a London hospital bed is how much of the world remembers the ex Russian spy. But a new opera in London based on a book by his wife Marina and composed by former London financier, Anthony Bolton seeks to tell more of his story. A British public inquiry in 2016 concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin had "probably approved" Litvinenko's killing, which it said was likely to have been FSB-directed, but no one has ever been brought to justice.
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An entrepreneurship association made up mostly of young women from South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is manufacturing soap from coffee beans. The group’s coordinator, Mademoiselle Solange Kwinja, says the product is a great success since it is now being marketed in Bukavu, the provincial capital.
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Sri Lanka is in the grip of its worst economic crisis in decades, facing depleted petrol reserves, food shortages and a chronic lack of medical supplies. More than a month of mainly peaceful protests against the government's handling of the economy turned deadly last week when supporters of the former prime minister stormed an anti-government protest site in the commercial capital Colombo. We discuss the depth of protesters’ grievances, as well as President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s chances of weathering the storm, with Sri Lankan human rights lawyer and activist Bhavani Fonseka.
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After becoming the first French president in two decades to win re-election, Emmanuel Macron now has to convince enough voters to once again give him a mandate in next month's legislative elections. A centrist who this time has to face an unusually united left, Macron has to persuade the electorate to stick with free-market reform, while shedding his "too clever for his own good" image.
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Hundreds of Pakistanis studying in Ukraine were brought home after Russia invaded the Eastern European country. Now they can neither go back nor find a place in local universities.
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