In recent days, two former African presidents have been the targets of fake news. In DR Congo, a photo of Joseph Kabila has been circulating with the claim he stood alongside the former head of the rebel group ADF, which has links with the Islamic State group. Another video, meanwhile, purports to show a crowd of supporters of Alpha Condé gathering in Paris... although the man they are shouting in support of is not the ousted Guinean president and it wasn't filmed in Paris at all.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan urges citizens to restructure their minds
Expectations are high among Africans and African leaders as former US vice president, Joe Biden takes office as the 46th President of the United States. The biggest question right now on the mind of African leaders is how will a Joe Biden presidency affect Africa’s over 1.3 billion people?
2 Nov 2020
Indian art school teachers paint images of US President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden ahead of the upcoming US presidential elections, outside an art school in Mumbai.
12 Sep 2020
As French President Emmanuel Macron wraps up his first official visit to Baghdad, former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi speaks to FRANCE 24 about his country's difficulties. He says the government of the current prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, is "the victim of a political system and situation in Iraq", adding that he does not think Kadhimi will be able to succeed. Allawi also regrets increasingly complex relations with Iran, saying Tehran's interventions "weaken the whole region". He also discusses the planned redeployment of US troops within Iraq.
26 Aug 2020
A one-time Nigerian minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, recently lashed out at a journalist, Eyo Charles, after the Daily Trust reporter asked him during at a press parley in Calabar who was bankrolling his trip to the Cross River State capital. Fani-Kayode, on Wednesday, apologised for referring to Charles as “stupid” but not after he had come under heavy criticism for his outburst.