In tonight's edition: Nigeria's ruling APC party stays in control after Bola Tinubu is named winner of the presidential election. Also, French President Emmanuel Macron touches down in Gabon at the start of a central African tour. And we meet one of Senegal's e-sporting stars: Dexx Junior is hoping to wipe the floor with his rivals in competitive video gaming tournaments.
France's former president François Hollande granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI on Wednesday, some 10 years after launching Operation Serval, which ousted armed rebels and Islamist militants from northern Mali. Hollande defended the record of French military operations in the Sahel region and expressed regret at the arrival of mercenaries from the Russian paramilitary Wagner Group.
25 Mar 2022
There are just 18 days to go before round one of the French presidential election. In today's show, we see how former socialist president François Hollande is inching towards making a political comeback after the election. We also take a closer look at decades of tumultuous ties between the French state and Corsica in the wake of recent tensions and delve into the powers of the French president.
28 Oct 2020
An outcry has escalated over remarks about Islam by French President Emmanuel Macron and cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Muslim nations are protesting with calls to boycott of French products. How did it get to this?
15 Jun 2020
We look at criticism of French President Emmanuel Macron's latest televised address, an op-ed from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson responding to Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and a cartoon drawing a connection between racial inequality and the Grenfell Tower fire, which marked its three-year anniversary on Sunday. Plus, the viral photo of a black demonstrator saving a white, far-right protester.
16 Feb 2020
French President Emmanuel Macron's preferred candidate for Paris mayor has withdrawn his bid over a leaked sex video. Benjamin Griveaux resigned from a ministerial job last year to take part in the mayoral race.
22 Aug 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have met in Paris to discuss Brexit. Macron called the Irish backstop "indispensable" to a Brexit deal. Johnson had said the backstop has to go.
22 Aug 2019
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday that he wanted a Brexit deal and believed it was still possible to reach one in time for the Oct. 31 deadline.
7 Apr 2019
The French president has named a commission to investigate France's role in the 1994 killings. More than 800,000 people, mostly ethnic Tutsis, were murdered in a genocidal campaign by militias loyal to the government.
5 Jul 2018
On a visit to Nigeria, French President Emmanuel Macron took off his jacket and tie and headed for the legendary New Afrika Shrine, where he announced a Season of African Culture that will bring the work of African artists to France in 2020.
28 May 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron met with a Malian migrant who scaled the facade of a four-storey building in the north of capital to save a child hanging from a ledge.
25 Apr 2018
Disagreements over U.S. policy towards Syria and Iran and global trade friction were likely to dominate discussions between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, after an elaborate official greeting for Macron and his wife Brigitte at the White House.