Friday, 7th October 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Meeting the bodyguards who protect French politicians

By France24
17 December 2021   |   6:21 am
They're nicknamed the gorillas – or bodyguards – of the French Republic. The police officers of the force's Protection Unit are in charge of the security of French and foreign dignitaries but also candidates for France's presidential elections, as well as other figures who require special protection. We take a rare look at the strenuous selection process policemen and women have to go through before taking on the job. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.

Related

26 Nov 2020
Domestic violence and femicide remain a major problem in Turkey. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, DW spoke to Aysel, whose life shows how little protection women receive.
7 Jan 2021
As the world adjusts to the new variant of the COVID-19 virus and the second wave of this deadly disease, here are the reasons why you should protect yourself and those around you...even if they continue to deny the existence of the highly contagious virus. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣
24 Jan 2021
It's thought that as many as 20,000 shipwrecks litter the floor of the Baltic sea, offering key clues about the region's history. Along Sweden's eastern coast, one team of archaeologists undertaking research for a new museum about shipwrecks has noticed signs of looting on historically unique sites, and is racing to protect them from further interference.
23 Mar 2021
In South Africa, blockchain pioneers developed a crypto platform that allows users to trade unique electronic artworks. Part of the price is donated to conservation projects, which help save endangered animals.
18 Apr 2021
Between the peach trees, orange flames flicker and dance throughout the night. In their orchard in Westhoffen (Bas-Rhin), Daniel and Nathalie Dettling have lit hundreds of braziers filled with paraffin to counter the potentially catastrophic effects of the frost during this week's cold snap.
27 May 2021
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says that he acted "to protect people" by diverting a Ryanair flight over Belarusian airspace.
31 May 2021
US President Joe Biden pledges to tell Russian leader Vladimir Putin at their June summit that Washington will not let Moscow "abuse" human rights.
13 Jul 2021
Opposition lawmakers are demanding the prime minister resign after the death of cameraman Alexander Lashkarava. His colleagues have told DW about the circumstances that led to his death.
19 Jul 2021
In the United Kingdom, people have died of the delta variant despite being vaccinated. Are existing COVID-19 vaccines still effective? A look at the facts shows: Yes, complete vaccinations still protect against delta.
2 Aug 2021
Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday appointed Ridha Garsalaoui, a former national security adviser to the presidency, to run the Interior Ministry and pledged to protect rights and freedoms.
6 Aug 2021
Nigerian authorities enlist the help of traditional hunters to guard farmers in their fields against attacks from the radical Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.
4 Sep 2021
The Taliban pledged press freedom and "no threats" against journalists in Afghanistan. But intimidation and violence at the hands of their fighters illustrate the group's haste in breaking its promises.