Hamilton Mourao on Conflict Zone
04 January 2022 | 6:33 am
On this week's Conflict Zone Tim Sebastian interviews Hamilton Mourao, Brazil's vice president.
At least 14 people have died in Rio de Janeiro state after heavy rainfall triggered mudslides this weekend. Brazil has lately been reeling from a pattern of destructive storms.
A recent video released by a Russian government-linked account interviews Marianna Vishegirskaya, a victim of the March 9 Russian air strike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol. The Kremlin falsely claims that this woman, a beauty blogger from Mariupol, was an actress who faked the photos of the attack in eastern Ukraine. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
With three days to go until the first round of the presidential election, French voters are uninterested and undecided, leaving paper La Croix concerned about the country's future. Is alarm over a possible far-right victory a campaign strategy of Emmanuel Macron, or is far-right contender Marine Le Pen "more of a threat than ever before"? We also look at reactions in Burkina Faso to the trial over Thomas Sankara's 1987 assassination, as well as US sanctions on Vladimir Putin's daughters and French campaign goodies.
Brazil has more than three million "ghost citizens": people who don't have a birth certificate or ID card. In administrative terms they do not exist and have no access to public health care or education. They also can't vote. But in the run-up to October's elections, these people could constitute a potential political force. Our correspondents Perrine Juan, Louise Raulais and Tim Vickery take a closer look at the legal and social workers who are trying to help "ghost citizens".
The imprisonment and political exclusion of former President Lula da Silva was a violation of his rights, the UN has said. Lula is currently leading in polls for October's presidential election.
At the beginning of December, Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, said he would make sure that fuel prices go down. Just the opposite has happened, and now unrest in the South American country is growing.
FIFA open investigation into allegations that Ecuador used an ineligible player in their World Cup qualifying campaign.
Senegal's President Macky Sall said on Wednesday that 11 newborn babies died in a fire at the neonatal section of a regional hospital in the town of Tivaouane, around 120 km (74.56 miles) east of the capital Dakar.
A fire in the neonatal department of a Senegalese hospital has killed eleven newborn babies, the country's president has said.
The catastrophic weather has forced dozens to flee their homes in Brazil's northeastern Pernambuco state. A red alert has been issued in the city of Recife for Sunday as well.
"When there is war again on our continent, you cannot be neutral." Those were the words of Denmark's prime minister after her country voted by a two-thirds majority to end the Danish opt-out from EU defence and security policy. As Vladimir Putin continues his bloody war against Ukraine, Denmark is not alone in the European Union in making historic moves regarding European defence capacities. We take a closer look with three MEPs.
After studying philosophy, Brazilian national Pedro Cesarino grew tired of Western systems of knowledge and decided to study other ways of thinking and living. He is now a renowned anthropologist and has published articles and books based on his field research with the Amazon's Marubo community. His first novel tells the story of a melancholy anthropologist hoping to track down a myth in the Amazon rainforest. It explores the certainty with which many anthropologists approach the communities they study and the resulting misunderstandings. He joined us for Perspective.
1 hour ago
The number of registered voters aged 18-34 for Kenya's election on August 9 has fallen, despite population growth, with some saying promises made to them are not fulfilled.
1 hour ago
Colombia's first leftist president, ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro, is set to be inaugurated in Bogota. He aims to curb rampant inequality in the Latin American country.
3 hours ago
The war in Ukraine has exposed Germany's overreliance on Russian gas, prompting a search for alternatives. Solar power is one and is already seeing a surge. Is the former solar powerhouse on the cusp of a new solar boom?
3 hours ago
China has said military exercises around the contested island would continue. Several days of activity have disrupted shipping and air travel, with Taiwan saying the move amounts to a blockade.
3 hours ago
Ryan Giggs arrives at Manchester Crown Court for the start of his trial after being accused of assault against two women.