Who is protecting the murderers? Maltese Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo on Conflict Zone
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After the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta has become a byword for violence and corruption. How can the small EU country improve its tarnished image?
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His country is very much at the heart of the as-yet unresolved Brexit negotiations, facing the prospect of a “no deal” scenario in the middle of a pandemic: FRANCE 24 spoke to Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney. He says that bridging gaps such as the ones on fisheries and fair competition “is not an easy political compromise to strike” between Britain and the EU. Brexit however, has to be resolved “within days”, he says, warning that the absence of an agreement would result in “huge uncertainty and costs that both economies and societies can’t afford right now”.
31 Dec 2020
Khawaja Asif, former foreign minister and a prominent opposition figure, has been arrested by anti-corruption authorities in a disproportionate assets case. The opposition has criticized the arrest.
13 Feb 2021
Haitian Minister of Foreign Affairs Claude Joseph spoke to FRANCE 24 about concerns the United States and the international community have of the recent political turmoil in his country over the presidential term limit.
13 Mar 2021
Ayman Safadi told DW his country was not receiving nearly enough doses from the COVAX initiative to innoculate its population. He made the comments as he met with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin.
20 Mar 2021
Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney voiced skepticism about the EU's push to reopen international travel to the bloc. "Ireland will be very cautious in this space," he told DW.
3 May 2021
A leaked interview with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has exposed conflicts within Iran's leadership. Is it just an election tactic? And, if so, by whom?
23 May 2021
The German Foreign Minister has said Israel has the right to defend itself against "this massive and unacceptable attack." He is visiting Israel and calling for a cease-fire.
19 Jul 2021
Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says that the United States has "failed" in its mission in Afghanistan, as Taliban insurgents make lightning gains and foreign forces pull their remaining troops from the country.
29 Aug 2021
Hossein Amirabdollahian will replace Javad Zarif as Iran's foreign minister. Zarif negotiated the Iran nuclear deal whereas Amirabdollahian is on an EU sanctions list for alleged human rights abuses.
1 Sep 2021
Over the next four days, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will head to five countries — all of which have a role to play in the effort to get those in need of protection out of Afghanistan.
21 Nov 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, said talks with Iran would continue and that an additional round of negotiations between the regional rivals was expected soon.
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Nigeria’s Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama told FRANCE 24 that recent coups in West Africa are undermining democracy and that events have reached a crucial juncture for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) regional bloc. “Clearly it is a threat, it is an unfortunate precedent,” he said.
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French prosecutors are investigating the alleged role of consulting companies in election campaigns, as well as allegations of favoritism. President Emmanuel Macron claims his campaign is not the focus of the probe.
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Ethiopia’s young fashion designers are adding modern touches to traditional clothing designs. Hana Bekana formed her design company, Oroliyana design for the exact purposes and her works are already attracting fashion lovers in her country.
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The armies of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi said they have dislodged the Burundian rebels from the town of Nabombi. Meanwhile, a cease-fire between with a separate rebel group, M23, appears to be holding.
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After studying in abroad in the US, Allen Kendunga decided to return home to Rwanda to help tackle the issue of unemployment. She founded a company called Talent Match, which works toward closing the country's skills gap by offering career guidance for students.
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The human rights defender Bianca Jagger continues her battle against the political repression of the Ortega regime in Nicaragua, where she was born. Several bishops and priests are incarcerated in Nicaragua, where the Catholic Church is suspected of supporting the opposition.
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In France, working the soil is often a family business. In the western city of La Rochelle, we meet three generations of cereal farmers who have been working the fields since 1912. A little further north, in the Mayenne region, a whole family has converted to organic farming. For all of them, each working day is a chance to learn or pass on know-how.