19 Jul 2021
The corruption trial of the former South African president is set to resume despite violence that shook the country this week. The court will hold a virtual session to "avoid disruption."
19 Jul 2021
In a stunning jump in South Africa's death toll from the ongoing unrest, nearly 100 more people are reported dead. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country was not prepared for the violence. Also, FRANCE 24 takes you inside the fight over parts of Ethiopia's Tigray region. With Tigrayans fleeing, the Amhara see a chance to take back what they claim as their land. And despite having never seen cycling until age 14, South African Songezo Jim is now at the top of the sport – he tells us more.
16 Jul 2021
tens of thousands of troops are being deployed to hotspots of unrest in South Africa. Communities try to clean up after days of looting as the chaos exacerbates racial tensions. Also, Ethiopia accuses aid agencies of being part of a propaganda campaign. The conflict now sees local TPLF fighters facing off against ethnic Amharas. And as Africa's Covid-19 deaths surge by 43 percent in a week, the continent's chronic shortage of vaccines sees Ivory Coast ramping up efforts to facilitate vaccination. South Africa Jacob Zuma riots
14 Jul 2021
Walking among the remains of her shop, which was looted during unrest in South Africa, Thandi Johnson says that she has "nothing left", despite troops being deployed in an attempt to prevent the destruction caused by thousands on the streets. The unrest erupted on the 9th of July after ex-president Jacob Zuma started serving a 15-month term for snubbing a probe into the corruption that stained his nine years in power.
14 Jul 2021
The military is now assisting local law enforcement agencies in the hardest-hit provinces of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, but rioting and looting continue.
13 Jul 2021
South Africa deploys troops to contain what President Cyril Ramaphosa describes as unprecedented violence. Six people have been killed after several days of rioting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma. Also, Tunisia launches an appeal for donations to help its overwhelmed health system. New Covid-19 infections are also on the rise in Morocco and Algeria. And we tell you how one Kenyan shoemaker has profited from the country's coronavirus lockdown.
8 Jul 2021
The 79-year-old anti-apartheid veteran turned himself in to officers on Thursday in line with a court ruling that says he must serve 15 months in prison for contempt of court.
8 Jul 2021
The former president faces a jail term for contempt of court after refusing to appear at his own corruption inquest. His lawyer argues that he is in poor health and is not a flight risk.
6 Jul 2021
In tonight's edition: All eyes are on Jacob Zuma as the former South African president fails to turn himself in before an arrest deadline. Also, in the latest wave of mass abductions from schools in northwestern Nigeria, around 140 students are taken from a boarding school in Kaduna state. Parents at the Bethel Baptist High School are distraught. And we hear from Tunisian illustrator Nadia Khiari about her disappointment at the decade after the Arab Spring.
5 Jul 2021
The former president told supporters that he believes his constitutional rights have been violated and claimed South Africa was returning to apartheid. He refused to turn himself in to authorities, despite a court order.