Fake news plays a major role in this year's high-stakes Presidential elections in Brazil, as a massive misinformation campaign is in full swing. Many try to influence the outcome of these elections by disseminating fake news online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The President of the DR Congo told FRANCE 24 that he wants to launch a "cry of truth" and put an end to hypocrisy by denouncing in the Tribune of the United Nations "the direct military aggression" of Rwanda against his country. Tshisekedi added that he relayed this same message to Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame during a meeting in New York, which was also attended by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Kenyans await the Supreme Court’s verdict on last month's presidential election, slated for Monday. Defeated candidate Raila Odinga claims electoral fraud after losing by a razor-thin margin. Also: South Africa's ruling ANC party suggests chemical castration as a punishment for convicted rapists. And finally, founder of sustainability non-profit Yayra Agbofah talks about what can be done to tackle Ghana’s massive textile waste problem.
Kenya is awaiting the results of Tuesday's election. It's thought to be too close to call between the two presidential frontrunners, Raila Odinga and William Ruto.
14 May 2022
There's political upheaval in Nigeria after ten government officials step down, signalling their interest in the 2023 elections. And Somalia prepares for a presidential poll this weekend, after months of delays. Sunday's winner will have no shortages of challenges, as the country faces an Islamist insurgency, famine, and drought. Finally, in Niger, anti-corruption NGOs file a legal complaint over the government's accounting. They allege that over 95 million euros of state funds are missing.
4 Dec 2021
On 19th December, Chile heads to the polls to choose a new president. The run-up to the elections have been deeply polarising, and the country's feminists fear that the unexpected frontrunner - far-right lawyer José Antonio Kast - could set women rights back by decades.
11 Aug 2021
As Zambia ramps up for general elections, incumbent leader Edgar Lungu inaugurates a gleaming new Chinese funded airport terminal. He will be facing rival Hakainde Hichilema who says Lungu has led the country into unsustainable debt. One of the missing Chibok girls reunites with her family after seven long years. And the winner of Burkina Faso's Olympic medal is given a hero's welcome as he returns home from Tokyo.
10 Nov 2020
Polling stations open in Ivory Coast for presidential elections after a campaign marked by inter-community violence. Two of the four candidates are boycotting the vote over President Alassane Ouattara's contested attempt to secure a third term.
22 Dec 2019
Algerians cast their votes at a polling station in Algiers in the presidential elections.
13 Aug 2019
Governor El Rufai kicks against zoning ahead of 2023 presidential elections.
20 Feb 2019
Dogara tackles Buhari ahead of presidential elections.
15 Feb 2019
Nigeria’s choice: battle of the old guard in crucial presidential elections.