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Senegalese leading opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko has been sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday for “corrupting youth”. The court acquitted Sonko, a candidate in the 2024 presidential election, of rape charges and issuing death threats, but jailed him for corrupting the country's young people.
Prominent politician Rahul Gandhi has been pushed out of parliament after a court convicted him of defamation. Gandhi's party, the Indian National Congress, now seems to be gearing up for a decisive political battle.
A court has sentenced Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha to 27 years in detention for treason. Critics say the trial was designed to keep him out of an upcoming election.
19 Nov 2022
The Congolese opposition leader is calling on the international community to focus on the crisis in his country. Martin Fayulu told DW's Josey Mahachie that he believes Rwanda and Uganda are propping up M23 rebels.
26 Jul 2022
Summer fires aren't unusual. But climate change means they've scorched Western Europe much earlier than usual this year, destroying tens of thousands of acres of land and causing massive evacuations as some places record their hottest temperatures ever.
21 Mar 2022
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who went into exile following the disputed 2020 presidential election in Belarus, talks with DW about relations between Moscow and Minsk — and the assault on Ukraine.
6 Mar 2022
Cristiana Chamorro, who has been on house arrest since June 2021, was formally placed on trial for alleged money laundering other crimes. President Ortega's government has cracked down on many opposition figures.
21 Feb 2022
President Suluhu Hassan talked to DW about COVID vaccines, climate change and ties with the EU. But she declined to be drawn on the terrorism charges the leader of the opposition will now have to face.
9 Feb 2022
Domingos Simoes Pereira, opposition leader in Guinea-Bissau, speaks to DW
8 Jan 2022
Ethiopia has released opposition party leader Eskinder Nega after holding him in prison for a year and a half, his party said. Ethiopian state media has reported he was among several government critics set free.
7 Sep 2021
Two days after the putsch that ousted President Alpha Conde, his main political opponent, Cellou Dalein Diallo, told DW that he hopes the coup will lead to more democracy.
17 Aug 2021
Key Venezuelan opposition figure Freddy Guevara, arrested for "treason" and "terrorism" last month, was released Sunday -- days after the start of new talks between the opposition and government.