In an interview with FRANCE 24, Israeli opposition leader and former prime minister Yair Lapid reacted to Hamas's surprise attack on Israel from Gaza. The incursion, which killed hundreds of Israelis, is being called "Israel's 9/11". Hundreds of Palestinians living in Gaza have been killed in retaliatory Israeli air strikes. Asked how he saw the situation playing out, Lapid said "the endgame is, there will be no Hamas in Gaza".
The former presidential candidate had been returning from South Africa to promote a documentary about himself. The government had banned his supporters from greeting him en masse.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Tuesday Africa 'must take a stand' on the Russia Ukraine war. He was speaking as African leaders prepared to head to St Petersburg to attend the Russia-Africa summit on July 27-29, as Moscow and the West compete for influence in Africa.
Maria Corina Machado was set to run for the president of Venezuela against Nicolas Maduro in 2024. Officials said the ban was triggered by her support for US sanctions and Maduro's rival Juan Guaido.
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.