In Guinea, tensions rise between chimpanzees and locals
09 September 2022 | 1:10 pm
In Guinea, cohabitation between chimpanzees and humans is becoming increasingly tense in some regions of the country. As fields and roads encroach on their territory, the animals are getting more aggressive. In the village of Longory, a four-year-old girl was attacked by a chimpanzee. Locals are now wary of the hungry apes. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
Guinea-Bissau's president says the situation is back under control after an attempted coup in the country. Earlier in the day, gunfire was heard at the presidential palace. Also, South Africa is coming out of its fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with schools set to reopen. And we hear from the first woman referee at the Africa Cup of Nations. Rwanda's Salima Mukansanga says she is honoured, excited and wants to encourage more women and girls to do the same.
Guinea-Bissau's President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has said an attempted coup on Tuesday may have been linked to drug trafficking. Lucy Fielder has more. Guinea Bissau's president has said an attempted coup on Tuesday may have been linked to drug trafficking.
It is still unclear who is behind the attempted coup in Guinea-Bissau. President Embalo claims that the coup plotters wanted to end his fight against drug trafficking. But what about the role of the political elite?
Domingos Simoes Pereira, opposition leader in Guinea-Bissau, speaks to DW
The One Ocean Summit opens this Wednesday in the French port city of Brest. Seas and oceans cover around 70 percent of the surface of our planet, but continue to face an onslaught of problems, from pollution to rising temperatures. In the Maldives, coral reefs are dying because of climate change. However, locals are doing their best to save them. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Wassim Cornet.
The Pul-e-Sukhta bridge in Kabul is synonymous with hard drug use. After many NGOs and charities fled Afghanistan, drug addicts have been largely left on their own. And the number of users is swelling, residents say.
After what authorities said was a coup by drug dealers aiming to kill President Umaro Sissoco Embalo, a new spate of violence against critics of the government is compunding the feeling of insecurity in Guinea-Bissau.
In March 2012, French jihadist Mohammed Merah went on a murderous spree around the southwestern city of Toulouse. After shooting dead three soldiers, the terrorist set his sights on the Jewish high school Ohr Torah, killing a rabbi and three young children. The attack deeply shook the local Jewish community, with many choosing to leave France altogether. FRANCE 24's Ellen Gainsford and Olivier Faissolle spoke to some of those who remember the horror of that day.
European papers celebrate the "courageous" visit to Kyiv made by the Polish, Czech and Slovenian leaders. Cartoonist Patrick Chappatte illustrates the double standard in the welcome offered to Ukrainian refugees versus those from countries like Syria, which is marking the 11th anniversary of its civil war. France's interior minister says the government will consider "autonomy" for Corsica. Plus, Burkina Faso's Diébédo Francis Kéré wins architecture's top prize in a first for Africa.
Mining is a key driver of economic growth in Guinea. But the military junta's unyielding approach toward a major iron ore project could be doing the country more harm than good.
Although El Salvador has seen a fall in the number of homicides, the country suffers from another type of crime that the government avoids talking about. Gangs are stepping up kidnappings and forced disappearances, terrorising the most vulnerable, who increasingly end up dead. Faced with the authorities' silence, who keep no official register, victims' loved ones are speaking out. Our regional correspondents Laurence Cuvillier and Matthieu Comin report.
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