'People in Lebanon want to live in dignity'
Ziad Saab was once a fighter in the Lebanese civil war. Today, he stands shoulder to shoulder with the demonstrators in Beirut. He says a new electoral law would help to overcome the divisions in Lebanese society.
Alan Kurdi's father hopes to join German rescue ship named after son
The image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, who drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea fleeing the Syrian civil war, caused international outrage. Alan's father now hopes to join the German rescue boat named after his son.
Cut from a different cloth Somalia's young fashion designers
Somalia is a country that has been in the grip of a deadly civil war for nearly three decades. There is also the ever-present threat of attacks from radical Islamist groups. Despite all this, some young people are managing to find solace in the fashion industry.
Sri Lanka: Search for missing people
Ten years after the civil war, people are still searching for loved ones who disappeared during the conflict. Various commissions have been set up over the years to address the issue of the missing but many people are skeptical about them.
Video: Fighting for survival in war-torn Yemen
Since 2015, Yemen has been locked in a civil war in which Saudi Arabia – a supporter of Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi-- has led a Sunni coalition against Houthi rebels. Almost 10,000 civilians have died while those on the sidelines of the war face regular terror attacks, cholera contamination and the threat of famine.
Famine as a Weapon in South Sudan
Civil war has left South Sudan in shambles. Food is scarce and efforts by the United Nations to provide supplies are scarcely enough to feed an undernourished population. Villagers walk many miles for food, hoping to avoid soldiers who steal their food, including government troops.
Shadow of Nigeria’s Biafra war still looms large, 50 years on
On May 30, 1967, General Emeka Ojukwu declared Nigeria’s southeastern Biafra region an independent state, sparking what would become a bloody civil war that claimed more than one million lives. Fifty years on, many veterans from both sides of the conflict have taken their stories to the grave, but FRANCE 24 managed to meet with some who shared their memories of bravery, desertion and near-death experiences.
Famine used as a weapon of war in South Sudan
For the past four years, South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has been torn apart by civil war. Two tribes are fighting each other, and their soldiers burn and steal any crops they come across. Famine is being used as a weapon of war.