Nice attack: Three suspects released as churchgoers pray under guard
02 November 2020 | 12:10 pm
Three suspects detained over a knife attack at the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice have been set free. Meanwhile, local parishioners have celebrated the first Mass at the church since the attack — under heavy security.
28 Jul 2021
Hong Kong's fencing gold medallist Edgar Cheung Ka-long has stirred up a surge of local interest in the sport after winning the Chinese territory's first Olympic gold in 25 years and only its second ever. The fencing school where Cheung hailed from said they received over 60 enquiries from prospective students just the morning after Cheung's win in the men's foil in the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Morale is high among the students. "I feel very happy, but I also feel that he is a good role model for me," says a 10-year-old fencer at the school.
29 Jul 2021
Last weekend, local council elections took place in Lagos. It recorded one of the lowest voter turnouts in recent times. It’s very possible that you – the person watching this video – were one of the thousands of eligible voters who did not participate in the council polls. So what was your reason? A. You were not aware of the election? B. You were aware but didn’t feel it was safe to vote? C. You felt the outcome of the election was pre-determined?
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.
14 Aug 2021
International Beer Day is marked around the globe on August 6 every year. “Burukutu” is a popular alcoholic beverage prepared from sorghum. It is widely consumed in rural areas of northern Nigeria and in the low-income neighbourhoods of the region’s urban centers.
12 Aug 2021
A growing number of entrepreneurs in Cameroon are using the label 'Made in Cameroon' for nationally-made products to encourage consumers to buy local and boost the import-dependent economy.
20 Aug 2021
In the middle of a Hong Kong shopping mall, scores of people scream and chant - but it's nothing to do with protests. The crowd is gathered to see Mirror, the latest boy band frenzy sweeping the troubled city, where many are desperate for escapism and local pride.
11 Sep 2021
El Salvador has become the first country in the world to make Bitcoin legal tender, despite surveys showing widespread scepticism about the move. The government has invested more than $20 million in the cryptocurrency in recent days, saying it will open up access to banking for many Salvadorans. Bitcoin will be accepted for payments in parallel with the US dollar. Also today, millions of Americans have lost their unemployment benefits as several pandemic-era welfare programmes have expired.
16 Sep 2021
In the central Romanian city of Targu Mures, a former archaeologist and political newcomer is seeking to heal ethnic divisions and clean up corruption and mismanagement.
4 Oct 2021
Italy is holding municipal elections on October 3 and 4. Voters in 1,000 constituencies are electing their representatives, including in the city of Naples, where an unusual battle is taking place between two members of the Maradona family. The iconic late Argentinian footballer, who played for Napoli from 1984 to 1991, still has a special place in the hearts of Neapolitans. With a brother and son involved in the campaign but on opposite sides, can Diego Maradona be a kingmaker from beyond the grave? Our correspondents report.
9 Oct 2021
The standoff over migrants entering the EU between Minsk and Warsaw has hit local Polish businesses near the border, many reliant on tourism. With the winter coming and no end in sight to the crisis, DW visited the area.
27 Oct 2021
Meet the Nigerian startups that are digitizing the Nigerian food supply chain, helping merchants navigate high food inflation and avoid crowded markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vendease and Sabi have created digital marketplaces that allow wholesalers, shopkeepers and restauranteurs to purchase directly from farmers and manufacturers at more affordable rates.
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He is the candidate of hope and renewal for some, a demon of the past and a symbol of corruption for others. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who became Brazil's first left-wing president in 2002, hopes to return to the country’s top job after the presidential election, whose first round takes place on October 2.
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The African Union plans to build a huge, modern rail network to connect capitals across the continent by 2033. But the ambitious project needs financing, a lot of work and much political good will.
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As Vladimir Putin annexes four Ukrainian provinces, representing 15 percent of Ukraine's territory, the Czech Republic's Minister for European Affairs Mikulas Bek told FRANCE 24 that this is "totally unacceptable… the EU cannot step down from our support for Ukraine".
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