Africa

Against the odds: The Rwandan women raising a family despite genocide and rape

Against the odds: The Rwandan women raising a family despite genocide and rape

Against the odds: The Rwandan women raising a family despite genocide and rape During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, thousands of Tutsi women were raped. Some became pregnant and then carried their children to full term. For these women, the past and present are intertwined. More than two decades later, our […]

by August 18, 2018
Presidential meeting signals ‘another chapter‘ in Franco-Rwandan relations

Presidential meeting signals ‘another chapter‘ in Franco-Rwandan relations

Presidential meeting signals ‘another chapter‘ in Franco-Rwandan relations In an interview with FRANCE 24, Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said “another chapter” is beginning for Kigali and Paris. Relations between the two countries have been strained since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. But on Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted his […]

by August 9, 2018
Burundi approves constitutional reform extending presidential term limit

Burundi approves constitutional reform extending presidential term limit

Burundi approves constitutional reform extending presidential term limit © AFP file photo Burundians overwhelmingly voted for constitutional reforms bolstering President Pierre Nkurunziza‘s powers and giving him the option to stay in office until 2034, official results showed Monday. Election commission chief Pierre-Claver Ndayicariye said 73 percent of voters had voted […]

by July 14, 2018
DR Congo to start vaccinating against Ebola after four new cases

DR Congo to start vaccinating against Ebola after four new cases

DR Congo to start vaccinating against Ebola after four new cases © Junior Kannah, AFP | Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) team members walk through an Ebola security zone at the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, in northwest DR Congo on May 20, 2018. DR Congo will begin administering […]

by July 10, 2018
Burundi referendum could keep president in power until 2034

Burundi referendum could keep president in power until 2034

Burundi referendum could keep president in power until 2034 © STR/AFP | Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza poses at The Presidency in Bujumbura on June 29, 2017, ahead of a meeting with Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Burundi Michel Kafondo. A controversial referendum in Burundi on Thursday could see […]

by June 25, 2018
30 years on: Who killed anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September?

30 years on: Who killed anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September?

30 years on: Who killed anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September? In 1988, the anti-apartheid activist Dulcie September was assassinated in central Paris. She was the representative of Nelson Mandela‘s African National Congress in France and was also investigating alleged illegal arms deals between Paris and Pretoria. Thirty years on, her murder […]

by June 25, 2018
UN sees ‘serious threat‘ in region disputed by Sudans

UN sees ‘serious threat‘ in region disputed by Sudans

UN sees ‘serious threat‘ in region disputed by Sudans © AFP | Peacekeeping troops from Ethiopia deployed in the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) The United Nations Security Council warned Tuesday the lack of progress in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan was a grave […]

by June 25, 2018
British tourists freed after being kidnapped in DR Congo

British tourists freed after being kidnapped in DR Congo

British tourists freed after being kidnapped in DR Congo © Junior D. Kannah, AFP file picture | An access to the Virunga National Park where the two British tourists were kidnapped on May 11, 2018. Two British tourists who were kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been freed, […]

by June 17, 2018
Video: Ten years on, what remains of Somalia‘s ‘Pirateland‘?

Video: Ten years on, what remains of Somalia‘s ‘Pirateland‘?

Video: Ten years on, what remains of Somalia‘s ‘Pirateland‘? © FRANCE 24 A decade ago, Somali pirates were frequently in the headlines for hijacking boats and holding their crews for ransom. The epicentre of the piracy crisis was Somalia‘s northeastern state of Puntland. Local fishermen were angry at trawlers from […]

by June 4, 2018