In a blow to Chancellor Olaf Scholz's SPD party, voters backed the conservatives, CDU, in an election Germany's most populous state. The Greens meanwhile more than doubled the number of votes they received.
Papers in Spain brace for the first visit of former king Juan Carlos since he went into exile amid investigations of tax evasion. In France, a parliamentary candidate from Emmanuel Macron's party who was convicted of domestic violence has been forced to withdraw after the controversy overwhelmed the party. Papers in the US hail the landmark equal pay deal agreed between the men's and women's football teams. Plus, should elephants be considered human?
Muyiwa Adeyemi, The Political Editor at The Guardian Nigeria speaks on the expectations from the APC NEC meeting towards the 2023 presidential primary and how the new National Executive Council members can solve the lingering crises of many State chapters of the party.
...but he liked to party before the pandemic too! Some misleading videos have been circulating online in the midst of the scandal about parties at 10 Downing Street. We take a closer look. Also, there has been a lot of criticism online of the state of the pitches in Cameroon during the Africa Cup of Nations. Some false images are circulating. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Boris Johnson has insisted he believed a gathering in No 10’s garden during the first lockdown would be a “work event” after being accused of lying to Parliament by Dominic Cummings. The PM was speaking at the Finchley Memorial Hospital in North London.
8 Dec 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised on Wednesday for a video showing his staffers joking about reports of a party in Downing Street during the COVID lockdown, saying he was furious but that he had been assured there was no party.
5 Dec 2021
The neoliberal FDP will be the smallest party in Germany's new government but it has landed key ministries and the all-important finance chief job. How much influence will the Free Democrats really have in the end?
20 Aug 2021
COVID-19 infections are steeply rising in Spain after the government has reopened businesses to shore up a nascent recovery. As Stephanie Müller reports from Marbella, public health care could again reach its limits.
6 Aug 2021
South Sudan's Vice President Riek Machar has been ousted as head of his party and the national armed forces, according to party rivals. They say Machar was deposed following a three-day gathering of senior members of the Sudan People's Liberation Army-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO). Machar was a pivotal figure in South Sudan's descent into civil war in 2013 and his removal could upset the delicate post-conflict balance in the country.
13 Jul 2021
The vote was a test for incumbent PM Abiy Ahmed, who will begin a second five-year term. It was delayed by the coronavirus twice and could not be held in some regions due to unrest, leaving seats empty in parliament.
14 Apr 2021
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has warned against drawing the country into one party system.
27 Mar 2021
Tourists revel in nightclubs in the beach resort of Cancun amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Mexico, unlike other countries, has not restricted tourism and was the third most visited country in 2020. In early March, 44 Argentine high school students tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from Cancun, having submitted false negative PCR tests before boarding their plane to Buenos Aires.