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12 Jan
President Felix Tshisekedi will officially begin his second term as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo on January 20. Also, Tunisian radio presenter Zied El Heni is handed a suspended sentence for allegedly insulting a minister. Tunisian journalists had rallied outside the courthouse in Tunis to support him.
4 Sep
General Brice Oligui Nguema was sworn in as Gabon's interim president on Monday in a ceremony designed to portray the military as liberators of an oppressed society.

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Broken childhoods is the summary of this week's film show: those of young film stars, at the heart of French actress Judith Godrèche's speech at France's César awards ceremony; and that of the young heroine in the film "When it Melts", which is out in France this week.
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After more than a century of conflict and the mass exodus of its Armenian population in September 2023, the self-styled republic of Nagorno-Karabakh has officially ceased to exist and is now fully under the rule of Azerbaijan.
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Polish farmers took to the streets of Warsaw demanding a ban on food imports from Ukraine. Under pressure, Poland's prime minister is considering a broader ban on Ukrainian food imports.
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The Verdi trade union has called on its members working as ground personnel for Lufthansa to strike for three days, starting on Wednesday. The short-notice action is the latest of several similar strikes.
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The documentary, directed by Mati Diop, was awarded the Golden Bear. The top prize at this year's Berlin International Film Festival was given to “Dahomey,” a documentary by the French Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop about 26 looted artworks that were returned to Benin from France in 2021.