Cambodia charges environmentalists with insulting king
27 June 2021 | 11:19 am
Advocacy group Mother Nature activists Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth and Yim Leanghy were arrested last week for documenting waste discharge into a city river.
20 Mar 2021
The controversial but revered king of South Africa's Zulu people is to be buried this evening. During his long reign, he accumulated power far beyond his ceremonial role. But not without stepping on a few toes.
28 Mar 2021
South Africa's Zulu people gather outside the gates of the royal palace to bid farewell to their departed king. Goodwill Zwelithini was the longest-serving monarch in Zulu history, reigning for half a century through years of apartheid and democratic transition. He died last Friday, aged 72, after weeks of treatment for a diabetes-related illness.
22 Mar 2021
Protesters in Bangkok broke through a barricade of shipping containers near the royal palace while calling for reforms to the monarchy.
1 Apr 2021
The captivating traditional wrestling championship in Niger is an annual event. The west African nation's "king sport" is about much more than just a good fight.
5 Apr 2021
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister told FRANCE 24 on Sunday that the kingdom fully supported King Abdullah II of Jordan after the Jordanian authorities claimed they had foiled a "malicious plot" involving a former crown prince who had liaised with unspecified "foreign parties".
6 Apr 2021
Jordan's King Abdullah II will entrust a family member to mediate with his half brother Prince Hamzah, the royal court has announced. Hamzah is accused of aiding a plot to "destabilize the kingdom's security."
16 Apr 2021
Cambodia imposes lockdowns in the capital Phnom Penh and a nearby city, as its strongman premier Hun Sen warns that spiraling Covid-19 cases have put Cambodia "on the brink of death".
15 May 2021
More than five centuries after his reign, Oba Ewuare’s legacy is still alive in Benin City. He is remembered for his mystical powers, promoting arts and the bronze figures that have stood the test of time.
13 Jun 2021
Clovis Casali talks to Thierry Frémaux, the director of the Cannes Film Festival. After being cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world's biggest cinema event is back with an exciting line-up. Wes Anderson, Sean Penn, Nanni Moretti and Jacques Audiard are all competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or.
14 Jun 2021
Sharif Hassan Zaid and Bassem Awadallah were arrested in early April over an alleged plot against King Abdullah. The pair will stand trial accused of agitating to destabilize the monarchy
19 Jun 2021
The US Embassy in Phnom Penh says it has spent more than $100 million to combat deforestation in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. But illegal activities continue apace.
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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga rejected as "null and void" the result of an Aug. 9 presidential election he was declared to have lost, adding on Tuesday that Kenya's democracy faces a long legal crisis.
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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Antonio Conte have been charged by the Football Association (FA) following their confrontation after Sunday's heated Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge.
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As they begin to grasp the extent of looming energy price hikes, people across Germany are cutting consumption. The same goes for city governments, such as Cologne's.
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Kenya's election commissioners stand by their disavowal of the presidential vote. The dramatic events of Monday have raised fears of violence like that seen after past disputed polls. In 2017, more than 100 people were killed after the Supreme Court overturned the result citing anomalies in the voting process.
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The first humanitarian cargo of food from Ukraine since Russia's invasion has set off from Ukraine. Meanwhile, the location of the first commercial ship to leave carrying grain is unknown.