Myanmar coup: Mass protests fail to attract global solidarity
24 March 2021 | 9:07 am
EU and US sanctions against Myanmar's army cannot hide the fact that the Southeast Asian country's democracy movement is largely on its own.
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The United States Women's National Team have received support from the union representing their male counterparts in their ongoing legal dispute over equal pay. Elsewhere, coach Jill Ellis is to step down.
12 Feb 2020
Sowore's Trial: Moment Wole Soyinka, Shehu Sani stormed court in solidarity
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Convener of the #RevolutionNow campaign and publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoleye Sowere on Tuesday stormed a Federal High Court in Abuja in solidarity support of the embattled former Senator, Shehu Sani.
21 Mar 2020
Italians affected by the coronavirus outbreak are describing the situation as "being in a war." With parts of the country in virtual lockdown, young volunteers are providing a little solace, especially for the elderly.
5 Apr 2020
As France endures its third week of lockdown to fight the spread of COVID-19, solidarity is stepping up a gear. From home-made face masks and protective shields, to the distribution of meals to the most vulnerable, initiatives to help others are springing up throughout the country. In Paris and Normandy, our reporters Clovis Casali and Julie Dungelhoeff went to meet French people who are refusing to sit back and want to help those most affected by this unprecedented crisis.
12 Apr 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline workers need masks and morale-boosters. Teri Schultz visits a Belgian sweet shop that offers both.
13 Apr 2020
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called efforts to curb coronavirus a "test of our humanity." It is the first time a German president has formally addressed the nation on television other than at Christmas.
13 Apr 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market and former French finance minister, reacted to the rescue deal reached on April 9 between EU finance ministers in response to the coronavirus pandemic. He was speaking after a week which has turned into a psychodrama for the European Union, with an interminable Eurogroup meeting, worrying growth figures and a clear need for recovery.
24 Apr 2020
It's become the mantra of the coronavirus crisis: "Everything will be different after this." The pandemic has exposed weaknesses in health care systems and economies. How will Europe emerge from this crisis?
5 May 2020
Against the backdrop of social distancing and quarantines, LGBTIQA+ people in Berlin are going online to support marginalized individuals, especially the elderly and the sick.
8 Jul 2020
“We stand in solidarity with the people in Hong Kong, absolutely,” the president of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said on the new security law imposed on the city by Beijing. He welcomed reports of deescalation in the Himalayas’ Galwan Valley where Indian and Chinese troops fought a brutal hand-to-hand battle on June 15, but warned verification is needed. “I think China wants to be number 1 in the world, and number 1 definitely in Asia, with no or distant number 2,” Sangay said.
9 Jan 2021
People in Saudi Arabia welcome the breakthrough in the three-year Gulf crisis after Riyadh overnight re-opened its borders to Qatar. Saudi Arabia had led a coalition of countries that cut ties and transport links with Qatar in June 2017, saying that it was too close to Iran and backed radical Islamist groups -- allegations Doha has always denied.
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The majority of Portugal fans believe that Cristiano Ronaldo should not start for the national team at the World Cup. In a recent survey conducted by the Portuguese sports newspaper A Bola, 70% of fans said he should be dropped. Ronaldo has struggled to make his mark in Qatar, and has looked off the pace and out of shape.
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Shops closed in several Iranian cities after activists called for a general strike. Meanwhile, Iranian authorities said that protesters' sentences will be "carried out swiftly."
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South Africa's embattled leader Cyril Ramaphosa is seeking to annul a bombshell report in court after calls for his removal grew louder. His ANC party has vowed to back him on any potential impeachment proceedings.
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African international film festival (AFRIFF) is Africa's number 1 destination promoting & celebrating film & visual storytelling in Nigeria. It anchors the globe award in the celebration of the year's greatest achievement in film, both in Africa and across the globe.
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Nigeria's state railway company resumed a popular train service between the capital Abuja and the northern state of Kaduna that was suspended in March after gunmen killed passengers and kidnapped several dozens.
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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.