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US Vice President Kamala Harris will head the new federal office, as she and Biden gear up for the 2024 election. The White House efforts towards gun control are unlikely to be effective without the support of Congress.
Food costs and taxes are high, the opposition belligerent and Kenyans angry. President William Ruto has lost a lot of support at home. It's time for him to listen to those who voted for him, some experts say.
The West African country of Niger is in the grip of a severe heat wave. Scientists say temperatures in Niger are rising one and a half times faster than in the rest of the world. Heat waves in the country are becoming more frequent and intense.
Senegalese President Macky Sall says he won't seek a third term in 2024 elections after protests. In a speech shared live on his Facebook account, Sall said that he would not be a candidate 'even if the constitution allows me to do so.'
The UN human rights office in Uganda may close soon. The authorities have decided not to renew its mandate, which expires this year. Kampala believes it can do without it. This is a cause for concern for NGOs. Attacks on journalists, imprisonment of lawyers and opposition leaders were the order of the day during the last presidential election. FRANCE 24's Carolyn Lamboley explains.
5 Nov 2022
Lebanese President Michael Aoun is leaving office without a designated successor in place. With no president and a caretaker government at the helm, Lebanon is now hurtling into the political unknown.
9 Oct 2022
More and more people in the US are quitting their jobs. Skilled workers are badly needed and many employers offer benefits like joining bonuses or enable their employees to work from home.
15 Sep 2022
Our headlines across the continent: William Ruto spends his first day in charge of Kenya. The new president is putting a focus on climate policies and reversing some of his predecessor's actions. In Burkina Faso, the director of a mining company has been found guilty of manslaughter after eight people were killed when a mine they were working in flooded back in April. And with fish stocks dwindling, we see how local fishermen in DR Congo are adapting traditional techniques.
20 Jan 2022
From winning a record number of votes to an unpopular presidency struggling to pass key legislation, how did it go so wrong? With elections around the corner, Biden has little time to turn things around.
4 Dec 2021
One way of reducing global warming is to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. An entrepreneur in Iceland is trying to do just that with innovative technology that he hopes will help his country, and the world, become carbon-neutral.
5 Aug 2021
Ebrahim Raisi once had government critics tortured and executed. Now, he is Iran's new president. His record raises many questions for German-Iranian relations.
16 Mar 2021
Security forces reportedly surrounded the opposition leader's house after taking him there. Wine had called for protests against the crackdown on his supporters.