The trial of 20 people charged over the November 13, 2015 jihadist attacks in Paris, that were France's deadliest peacetime atrocity, will get underway on September 8, 2021. 130 people were killed and 350 wounded when Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Stade de France stadium, bars and restaurants in central Paris and the Bataclan concert hall. More than five years after the events and in the lead up to the trial, AFP spoke to survivors, first responders and former government officials about that night.
Last night, in Lagos, a tanker exploded along Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, destroying facilities, as well as vehicles, at the nearby OPIC Plaza. So far, five people have been confirmed dead by the National Emergency Management Agency.
In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe. This week, we take you to India, the US-Mexico border, Belgium and Egypt.
A boat carrying at least 160 people capsized on Wednesday night in the Niger River, North-West Nigeria. The incident occurred near the town of Wara, which is on the shores of the Kainji Lake on the border between Niger and Kebbi states
Effects of phase 4 lockdown on night travelling, entertainment industry
Solomon Fowowe and Wale Adigun previews the El Clásico between Real Madrid vs Barcelona. The Saturday night's clash will have serious ramifications for La Liga's title race, with the Blaugrana poised to go top - at least temporarily - if they win.
A year since Wuhan entered the world's first coronavirus lockdown, clubbers in the Chinese city, some with cigarettes in hand and others wearing bunny ears, dance to pulsating beats at a nightclub called "Super Monkey".
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Seven out of eight babies are delivered stillborn in a single night at a Zimbabwean hospital. Maternity staff say that things have become increasingly dire in the country as healthcare is impacted by an ongoing nurses' strike. Also, the UN refugee agency urges African nations to protect migrants travelling within their borders, as a new UN report warns that migrants face violence by African officials. And as Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid-al-Adha, festivities in Morocco are muted in light of extra coronavirus precautions.