A new era for Colombia? Country elects first ever left-wing president
25 June 2022 | 7:41 am
Colombians have elected a new president. Gustavo Petro, 62, is set to become the first leftist in the country's top job. The former rebel of the now defunct M-19 movement beat millionaire businessman Rodolfo Hernandez in Sunday's election. Petro will take the oath of office in August, replacing the deeply unpopular Ivan Duque. For analysis, we speak to Gerard Martin, a political sociologist based in Medellin, Colombia.
5 Mar 2022
As war continues in Ukraine, in a special edition, we focus on its impact on women. With hundreds of thousands fleeing the conflict, it's also putting women and girls at heightened risk of violence. We talk to those who stayed behind including one of the country's first female combat soldiers as she prepares to defend Kyiv from Russia. We also speak to those from afar who are now watching in horror as their country transforms into a battlefield.
8 Mar 2022
The United Nations estimates that half a million Ukrainians have fled the war in their homeland so far. Around 2,000 refugees have now arrived in Germany — and many more are expected.
12 Mar 2022
After photographing Ukraine and its people for years, Mark Neville moved from London to Kyiv in 2020. When war broke out at the end of February, he initially decided to stay before seeking refuge in neighbouring Poland. He tells FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot about documenting the chaos of leaving his adopted country.
3 Apr 2022
The French healthcare system is often held up as an example for its quality of treatment and universality of coverage. But disparities exist across the country, with a severe shortage of doctors in certain areas seriously limiting access to care, a phenomenon the French call "medical deserts". Although the government has decided to increase the number of students accepted to medical school, this measure will take almost a decade to bear fruit. FRANCE 24's reporters Pauline Godart and Claire Paccalin went to find out what it's like to live and work in a "medical desert".
8 Apr 2022
Nigeria will go into another general election in 2023 to elect a new president and other leaders into political positions. But what kind of leaders will Nigeria embrace or elect this time? GuardianTV engaged Dr. Toye Shobande, a Strategic Leadership Expert, lawyer, and Author.
12 Apr 2022
Former Colombia captain Freddy Rincon was in a critical condition with severe head injuries after being involved in a car crash in the city of Cali, the clinic where he was being treated said.
22 Apr 2022
With the climate crisis beginning to gain some traction in the France presidential campaign, we focus on a clean but little exploited source of power: geothermal energy, which creates electricity from the Earth's heat. Kenya has become a major producer, with its geothermal power plants now providing a third of the country's electricity. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec and Jennie Shin.
23 Apr 2022
In a long-standing battle over maritime borders, the ICJ has reprimanded Colombia for violating Nicaragua's sovereign rights. Managua has already scored a major victory over Bogota at the court over the issue.
2 May 2022
Earlier this month, India's northwest sweltered under a heatwave that came unusually early. Every year, hundreds of people die during heatwaves in India and the country usually also suffers severe water shortages. There are fears that because of climate change, heatwaves are coming earlier and may be more severe. Nagraj Adve, a climate activist and author of "Global Warming in the Indian Context", tells us more.
29 Apr 2022
A Colombian judge has rejected the attorney general's office's request to shelve a probe into former President Alvaro Uribe, who has been accused of witness tampering.
6 May 2022
Guinea's ousted former president Alpha Condé is no longer allowed to leave the country after authorities moved to prosecute him for violence that broke out over his bid for a third term. After not having a health centre for almost 20 years, a community in Darfur is finally able to access medical care due to the opening of a new clinic. And film lovers in Paris can enjoy NollywoodWeek Film Festival, a curated selection of Nigerian films challenging the status quo.
12 May 2022
Duwa Lashi La is the acting president of the National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar, a parallel government formed in opposition to the junta after the latter seized power in a February 2021 coup. Speaking to FRANCE 24 from a secret location in the country, Duwa Lashi La said that "within a year, we achieved significant success on the military and administrative fronts". He claimed that his People's Defence Force (PDF) controls 15 percent of Myanmar and that combined with the ethnic resistance groups, the "collective resistance forces" control "almost 50 percent" of the country.
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Africa's Lake Victoria is a source of joy and livelihood for those living along its shores, but the waterway is being overrun by pollution. Kenya's Rahmina Paullete is not just tackling the scourge, but transforming waste particles into furniture, coasters and bags. She's the founder of the "Let Lake Victoria Breathe Again" campaign. The young activist joined us for Perspective.
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This week, the US state of California was rocked by two mass shootings just two days apart. The massacres are just the latest in a long line of shootings that have made the US the world's number one country in gun ownership and gun deaths. The carnage pushed President Joe Biden to renew calls for Congress to act quickly on a ban on assault weapons.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Interior and Health Minister Aryeh Deri after a Supreme Court ruling said Deri could not serve in the Cabinet.
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The hydrogen pipeline will bring "green" gas from the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe. France, Portugal, and Spain previously agreed to build the pipeline, which should be operational by 2030.
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In the United States, the electoral map is redrawn every 10 years in order to better reflect population changes. But often it's the party in charge in each state who oversees the remapping, giving them a chance to redraw districts to their advantage in future election outcomes. This practice is known as gerrymandering.
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has placed Nigeria at high risk of Lassa fever transmission. According to Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, the Director General for the centre, he says if the trajectory of increased cases continues, Nigeria may record its largest outbreak this year.