North Dakota is a hub of the US hydraulic fracturing industry and the country's second-biggest oil producer. Surging demand for fracked oil and gas amid the Ukraine war means booming business, sidelining green energy.
A report released by Amnesty International marking one year since the withdrawal of US and NATO troops concludes that the Taliban has decimated the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan. To understand exactly what's happening in the country today, FRANCE 24 spoke to Dr. Habiba Sarabi, a former Afghan minister for women's affairs and former governor of Bamiyan province. She urged the international community to "take responsibility for the Afghan people and Afghan women in particular".
Sports coach and aspiring model Patience Ramavhale battled depression and anxiety throughout a troubled childhood. But her love of sports and passion for coaching not only developed her young athletes, but also helped Patience improve her mental health. Don’t Hold Back’s Nozibele Qamngana Mayaba catches up with Patience over the customary snack on how using sports can improve your mental health.
A young Nigerian graduate has embarked on an ambitious drive to address Nigeria's worrying levels of voter apathy. He says he's troubled by the "emotional detachment" from political activities by most people — especially in northern Nigeria.
A year ago, the Taliban retook Kabul. In their first press conference after seizing power in Afghanistan, they surprised the world with the announcement of moderate policies. A key pledge was to address women's rights.