Albania’s new media agency: A blow to the country’s free press
30 September 2021 | 11:08 am
Courting controversy at the outset of his third term, Albanian PM Edi Rama has set up a new state agency for media and information, or MIA. Skeptics decry it as a "propaganda ministry."
2 Jan 2022
France became the sixth country in the world to report more than 10 million COVID-19 infections since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to official data published on Saturday.
9 Jan 2022
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has brought a "tidal wave" of new cases, according to the WHO. France has seen record numbers of positive cases – as have several other EU states. This week, President Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to "piss off" the unvaccinated, limiting their access to certain social spaces like restaurants and cinemas as a means of convincing more of them to get their jabs. Meanwhile, more and more EU member states seem to be moving towards making vaccination mandatory. Austria is set to become the first EU country to make the jabs obligatory, as of February – with the measure valid until 2024.
31 Jan 2022
New estimates show that the oil spill was almost twice as big as previously thought. Repsol is facing a potential $34.5 million fine.
16 Feb 2022
In Day 12 at the Olympics, seven medals were up for grabs. A last-minute replacement helped Germany win gold in the cross-country team sprint, while Slovakia elimnated the United States in men's ice hockey.
21 Feb 2022
Last week, a 17-year-old girl was killed by her husband in Iran. A gruesome video showing the alleged killer holding a knife in one hand and his wife's head in the other went viral before being taken down. The victim was married when she was just 12 years old and had a son. Her name was Mona and she had reportedly fled to Turkey for four months before being persuaded by her father to return.
2 Mar 2022
More than 1,000 Afghan refugees living in Albania are waiting for the United States to approve their asylum applications. Many fear that they might be stuck there — and their dreams of a life in the US are fading.
4 Mar 2022
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.
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Ayomide Sotubo talks about why Frank Lampard deserves a sack by Everton and previews the Man City vs Arsenal, Napoli vs Roma, Girona vs Barcelona, and Real Madrid vs Real Sociedad.
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US Defense Secretary Austin has said Germany would continue to exercise leadership, despite Berlin not yet approving its Leopard 2 tanks for delivery to Ukraine.
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Father Victor Ntambwe is not content with just reciting psalms during mass on Sunday mornings in Congo's capital. With presidential elections just months away, he has more earthly concerns.
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Kurds living in Sweden are concerned over an agreement reached between the Swedish and Finnish governments and Turkey, which has threatened to block the two countries from joining NATO over their alleged harboring of Kurdish militants.