Georgia arrests former president upon return from exile
03 October 2021 | 11:57 am
Mikheil Saakashvili was arrested Friday after returning from Ukrainian exile to campaign in critical nationwide municipal elections. The still-popular politician has called on supporters to take to the streets.
The region has been in the grip of an offensive by the M23 armed group and 900 Kenyan soldiers were recently sent to the area. Also in this edition: South Africa's disgraced ex-president Jacob Zuma could go back to prison, and we talk to Nigerian climate expert Chukwumerije Okereke, who is the Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Development. And lastly, guest Karim Baldé breaks down the Senegal's loss against the Netherlands in the World Cup.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was re-elected president of Equatorial Guinea for his sixth term with 95% of the vote.
The former youth minister and accused militia leader returned to Ivory Coast after years in exile. He was acquitted of crimes against humanity at the ICC over his role in deadly post-election violence in 2010.
President Tsai Ing-wen has resigned as head of the ruling party after its members lost a number of seats in Saturday's local elections. Beijing said the results show the Taiwanese people want peace.
Thousands of striking truck drivers in South Korea have been ordered to return to work or face severe consequences. The strikes organizers say they will not yield.
In a DW interview, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he hoped Chinese authorities would "respect" the protesters' freedom, and expressed that he did not see a way out of Russia's war on Ukraine "at this point in time."
El Salvador's president is waging war on gang violence. But human rights advocates tell DW that waves of mass arrests in the Central American country have swept innocent people into a violent, and deadly, prison system.
The unidentified 58-year-old was one of three men detained on suspicion of money laundering as the UK attempts to disrupt possible criminal actions of oligarchs linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A Mozambican court on Wednesday found a former president's son and 10 other people guilty on charges related to a $2 billion "hidden debt" scandal that crashed the southern African nation's economy, sentencing them each to more than 10 years in prison.
Former President Otto Perez and his vice president Baldetti were both given 16 year sentences each. They were both found guilty of racketeering and customs fraud.
Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a run-off vote in Georgia. It was the final Senate seat left undecided from the 2022 midterms. While the Democrats already held the majority, Warnock's victory now gives the party an outright, 51-seat hold on the Senate.
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