20 Jan 2022
Eric Zemmour, who plans to run for president in April, has been fined for remarks about young migrants made in 2020. He accused the youngsters universally of being "thieves, killers and rapists."
6 Dec 2021
Anti-racism campaigners were physically attacked and far-right Eric Zemmour put in a headlock as the presidential candidate's campaign got underway.
6 Dec 2021
He's a relative political novice, but Péter Márki-Zay believes he can unseat one of Europe's longest-serving leaders: Viktor Orban. For the first time ever, all of Hungary's opposition parties have united to choose one candidate for the spring 2022 election via a primary. Márki-Zay, the mayor of Hódmezővásárhely (population 44,000), emerged as the winner in the second round run-off. He tells FRANCE 24 why he is standing and how he would lead Hungary.
2 Dec 2021
French far-right pundit Eric Zemmour has officially launched his bid for president with a 10-minute video clip on YouTube that looks like a crash course on replacement theory – immigrants supposedly taking over, violently – all to the dramatic sound of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. We ask our panel about the unorthodox campaign launch.
'I don't exclude being a candidate for the 2025 elections,' says ex-Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo
20 Oct 2021
In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo discusses why he set up a new political movement after his old party, the Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), "lost its identity". Despite previously saying that he wanted to step back from politics, Gbagbo told FRANCE 24 that he hasn't ruled out running in the country's 2025 presidential elections and is firmly against a proposal that would disqualify presidential candidates who are more than 75 years old.
19 Sep 2021
As the SPD pulls ahead in the polls, leader Olaf Scholz was keen to flex his foreign policy muscles. He stressed the need for strong partnership with France to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis.
18 Sep 2021
Conservative chancellor candidate Armin Laschet has made one his last rolls of the dice: A program for his first 100 days in office if he should win. Laschet trails the center-left candidate Olaf Scholz in the polls.
Exclusive — Afghan refugees should not take 'dangerous' road to Europe, FDP top candidate Christian Lindner says
4 Sep 2021
Speaking to DW, FDP lead candidate Christian Lindner recommended focusing on finding safe refuge for Afghans in "the immediate vicinity." He also criticized Merkel for failing to engage with a conflict she "inherited."
16 Aug 2021
A veteran opposition leader and former businessman, President-elect Hakainde Hichilema is now faced with turning around Zambia's debt-laden economy.
Independence Day, #EndSARS top search in October – Google, COVID-19: NFF confirms receipt of $1m FIFA grant and more
28 Oct 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
12 Nov 2019
The court, in a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Olumuyiwa Aburu in the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Isah Ashiru, affirmed the judgement of the election petition tribunal, which upheld el-Rufai as winner of the March 9, 2019, governorship election.
21 Aug 2019
Bayelsa 2019: PDP moves to forestall candidate disqualification after election victory