Hopes for Chile’s feminist future on the line as presidential elections loom
04 December 2021 | 7:40 am
On 19th December, Chile heads to the polls to choose a new president. The run-up to the elections have been deeply polarising, and the country's feminists fear that the unexpected frontrunner - far-right lawyer José Antonio Kast - could set women rights back by decades.
11 Aug 2022
Kenya is awaiting the results of Tuesday's election. It's thought to be too close to call between the two presidential frontrunners, Raila Odinga and William Ruto.
5 Sep 2022
Kenyans await the Supreme Court’s verdict on last month's presidential election, slated for Monday. Defeated candidate Raila Odinga claims electoral fraud after losing by a razor-thin margin. Also: South Africa's ruling ANC party suggests chemical castration as a punishment for convicted rapists. And finally, founder of sustainability non-profit Yayra Agbofah talks about what can be done to tackle Ghana’s massive textile waste problem.
25 Sep 2022
The President of the DR Congo told FRANCE 24 that he wants to launch a "cry of truth" and put an end to hypocrisy by denouncing in the Tribune of the United Nations "the direct military aggression" of Rwanda against his country. Tshisekedi added that he relayed this same message to Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame during a meeting in New York, which was also attended by French President Emmanuel Macron.
8 Oct 2022
Fake news plays a major role in this year's high-stakes Presidential elections in Brazil, as a massive misinformation campaign is in full swing. Many try to influence the outcome of these elections by disseminating fake news online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
13 Oct 2022
Artist Soheila Sokhanvari honours the untold stories of Iran's feminist icons. As protests rage across Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini, artists are posting images in support of freedom. In September, Iranians took to the streets after the 22-year-old died in police custody.
22 Oct 2022
Ever since Moscow's mobilization drive to shore up Russian troops in Ukraine, a Russian feminist group has been helping men to avoid conscription. It's become a political force to reckon with.
25 Nov 2022
Saying that she enabled Cardi B, Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardarshian to flaunt their sexuality now, Madonna's reissued book will feature at Art Basel Miami Beach.
6 Dec 2022
As Germany's prominent feminist turns 80, a look at how her work impacted women's rights, and how young feminists are pursuing the fight.
9 Dec 2022
Despite all odds and social barriers, women in Pakistan are using comedy to break gender stereotypes, share personal experiences and challenge patriarchal practices.
9 Dec 2022
Eight teams are left in this year's World Cup, but only four will make it through after the weekend: a fierce and highly emotional set of quarter-final matches are to come. Can last edition's runners-up Croatia upset the mighty Brazil? And in a World Cup classic, the Netherlands will face Argentina.
Hit by a scorching heatwave, the South American country is struggling to contain fires that have engulfed 151 forests.
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One month after opening a Tesla factory in Berlin, tech enterprenuer and billionaire Elon Musk opened the newest electric car making facility in Austin, Texas.
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Samuel Paty was killed by a suspected Islamist after showing cartoons of Prophet Mohammad to his class. Five teenagers are charged with identifying the teacher to his killer for payment.
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The protesters were blocking shipping traffic at the Port of Newcastle over the weekend, challenging the nation's dependence on fossil fuel exports.
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