Presidential elections in Nigeria are usually a two-horse race between the two main political parties. Ahead of this Saturday's polls, our Africa Editor, Georja Calvin-Smith, caught up with the third party candidate Peter Obi, who's threatening to upset the political landscape of Africa's most populous country.
10 Sep 2022
It is Brazil's bicentennial. Four weeks before he stands for re-election, president Jair Bolsonaro opting for a decidedly martial tone to celebrate the 200th anniversary of a South American giant that hass experienced plenty of ups and downs in the 36 years since the generals made way for a return to democracy.
25 Aug 2022
Vote-counting begins after millions of Angolans cast ballots in the most competitive election the country has had since 1992. The opposition political bloc UNITA hopes to unseat the MPLA, which has ruled for nearly five decades.
12 Apr 2022
We look at the major takeaways from the first round of the French presidential election, which saw Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen qualify for the run-off on April 24. The French press focuses on the rise of far-right and far-left candidates as well as the decline of centrist parties. Meanwhile, international papers report on how a win for either Macron or Le Pen would affect European support for Kyiv amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
30 Nov 2021
Philippine Senator Christopher "Bong" Go was President Rodrigo Duterte's choice for the presidency. For now, the withdrawal leaves Duterte's administration without a candidate.
11 Nov 2021
With four months to go until election day, the two top candidates for the presidency are already at the center of allegations of corruption and abuse of power, with debate over policy relegated to the background.
9 Dec 2020
It's a tight race in Ghana as voters wait to hear if their president has won a second term, or if a former president will return to the top job. Also, Ethiopians living abroad are unable to get in touch with their families in the Tigray region and fear the worst. FRANCE 24 spoke to members of the Tigray community in Paris. And lawmakers in DR Congo fight and throw chairs amid a political power struggle. The president is trying to get his party in control of parliament and toss out allies of his predecessor.
8 Nov 2020
Celebrities react on social media as Biden wins presidential race
6 Oct 2020
First the US president caught Covid-19, then he was hospitalised and then... he went for a car ride? Donald Trump says he has "learned a lot" about Covid over the past few days. We ask our panel about it and whether his illness will once and for all end the argument over social distancing.
11 Jul 2020
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3 Mar 2017
Conservative candidate François Fillon is facing major defections from his camp, this after vowing to stay in the presidential race despite a probe into alleged fake jobs.
18 Dec 2016
Zimbabwe's 92-year-old leader, Robert Mugabe, has been endorsed by his Zanu-PF party to stand for another term as president in 2018. But internal divisions threaten to split the party.